Munich, February 9, 2015 – tado° today announced its partnership with Big Six energy provider SSE (LSE:SSE plc), the UK’s second largest supplier of electricity and natural gas, in order to provide smarter heating for SSE customers. The British energy supplier and its brands Scottish Hydro, Southern Electric and SWALEC offer the tado° Smart Thermostat with a free-of-charge installation service (on buy option) to its 9 million customers.
Modern energy providers want to offer their customers more than just energy. This became especially true after the ECO (Energy Company Obligation) became applicable in 2013. Big energy companies in the UK are gearing up to strengthen their positions for the new era of energy services.
SSE sees a big opportunity to offer a great solution that combines timeless design with innovative technology. Starting today SSE customers can use the tado° Smart Thermostat to reduce their heating costs automatically and enjoy a comfortable home.
tado° is the European Smart Thermostat market leader and helps consumers to intelligently control their heating systems and hot water. The geo-aware tado° smartphone app automatically senses when nobody is at home and turns down the heat to save energy. As soon as one of the residents starts to head home, tado° reacts immediately and warms up the house to the desired temperature. With the tado° Smart Thermostat customers can save heating costs without sacrificing comfort.
In October last year, the Internet-of-Things company introduced its new thermostat that offers even higher compatibility and a new design.
Christian Deilmann, founder and CEO of tado°, says: “We are very excited about this great partnership with SSE. It is a perfect fit as we are both committed to making a positive difference in people’s lives. This partnership also brings us a great deal closer to our aim of introducing the tado° intelligence to as many homes as possible and showing people how easy and convenient it can be to save energy.”
SSE customers can buy the tadoº Smart Thermostat for £199 and benefit from a free installation service on
For those who decide to rent the tado° Smart Thermostat for £4.99 per month the installation fee is only £40, instead of £90.
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Headquartered in Munich, tado°, the European market leader in intelligent home climate control solutions, was founded in 2011. With its Smart Thermostat and Smart AC Control, tado° revolutionizes the way energy is consumed at home. Through the use of a geo-aware app, tado° automatically adjusts the temperature based on the residents’ locations, enabling households to significantly save on energy costs while reaching a higher level of comfort.