Energy Savings Event capabilities: Your Carrier® Côr™ now has the ability to participate in peak time energy savings events when you enroll in a Demand Response program with your utility. Before the event starts, you will see an alert that notifies you about it and once it starts, you will see “EVENT” on the home screen and have the ability to opt-out if you are uncomfortable. Note: If you are not enrolled in a program, you won’t see these events. Eligibility of your thermostat will depend on the utility program’s terms and conditions.
General bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
I bought a new construction home with 2 Cor thermostats ( first floor and second floor). I had a nest early generation in my previous home and liked it. But since my AC was carrier, I didn’t remove it and gave it a try. After 5 months I’m replacing both thermostats, I large part due to the app. I found the app to be slow to load, and the landscape only mode for the interface was tedious. Also, I trying to set a schedule, I thought the program for a certain day was being saved but it turned out it wasn’t and it took several try to get the schedule to be saved properly. I saw no advantage in what my nest could do, and I liked the interface of the app much better. Also, one of the thermostats was defective, and there was no way of deleting that thermostat from the app. It just showed up on my main screen as being disconnected. Overall, a terrible app that clearly didn’t have very much thought put into it.
Simple and effective
Ok so I got a new carrier system and got sold on the Cor upgrade; no problem, I wanted the web access to my system and the convenience of the app. I read the previous reviews and thought I made a bad choice...and then I got it installed, played with for a minute and realized that either carrier made some upgrades, or that everyone else were whining like spoiled brats; and they were.
1. It doesn’t work in landscape mode on the phone... SO WHAT!, I mean it makes sense that it might, but it doesn’t, big deal - if the heartache and pain you have to go through to turn your phone 90 is sooo overwhelming, you need to find better things to do with your life.
2. You can’t swipe up to close the app.... actually you can - from the landscape you’ll see the little white bar, swipe up and ‘voila’ app closed.
3. I had to figure out that 3 taps on the screen will get you back to the main screen - got lucky with that one because I was a little frustrated
All in all, the programming for this is not all that “intuitive”, and it could be more user friendly for ease of use in today’s world of apps, but it does the job. And let’s remember this is for your thermostat - it’s not a video game, this is intended to be a set it and forget it..minor changes every once in a while...
So there, that’s my review - the app works just freakin fine. It’s basic, and I’m sure there are ones out there with a bunch of other bells and whistles - but really, what all do you need.
Consider another thermostat/app combination
I too enjoy the ability to control the thermostat using my iPhone. However, this app oftentimes does not function properly. The app will often report an inaccurate interior temperature and will not change the temperature setting on the thermostat after you have changed it via the app. I will have to close the app completely, including background, and reopen the app to get an accurate reading, and then control the thermostat. Another annoying lack of development, is the app only has a landscape view, negating an ability to open and operate using a single hand. These developers obviously do not use their own products. Bottom line, if you enjoy the ability to control your thermostat from your iPhone, consider another thermostat/app combination.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.