Heat & Glo, a developer of fireplace design and technology, is transforms how consumers interact with fireplaces with the introduction of IntelliFire Touch Controls. The controls allow homeowners to interact with fireplaces via a smartphone app, regardless of the homeowners location.
With IntelliFire Touch smartphone app, consumers can now on their gas fireplace from a distance, and arrive home to a comfortable, pre-heated space. Consumers can also view their fireplace settings from anywhere, allowing them to make sure the fireplace has been turned off or monitor fireplace usage by others in the home. Parents can also engage a child safety lock feature to prevent unsupervised use.
The app also provides smart information to the consumer by performing quick diagnosis, providing troubleshooting options, and even reminding consumers who their local installation professional is in the event they need additional support.
More advanced controls include a programmable thermostat setting that automatically adjusts the fireplace to maintain the desired temperature in a specific space within the home; additional features include adjustable flame height, adjustable interior lighting effects, fan speed control, and a timer.
The IntelliFire Touch app will be available in Q3 for both iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. Heat & Glo plans to roll out this technology across its entire offering of gas fireplaces, stoves, and inserts throughout the year following its introduction.