is a heating and cooling control and monitoring company that offers a suite of products designed to simplify the installation of any HVAC system and create unique whole-home solutions. The company offers a Internet of Things (IoT) platform for HVAC contractors that streamlines installation, maintenance and management for customers—while reducing costs, time and energy consumption. Connexus targets the HVAC needs of larger homes, smaller commercial buildings and structures with multiple heating zones or complex mechanical rooms.
According to founders, Connexus is the first to the market and is completely modifiable after installation. The system also alleviates current industry problems including high engineering costs, lack of comprehensive controls, and poor system performance, among others.
Brandon Hudson, CEO and a fourth-year individualized studies major at RIT, says it also reduces the end-cost and gives contractors never before seen access to HVAC systems.
“The heating and cooling space is really divided,” said Hudson. “There are higher end systems that are fully automated. The need comes in the middle space where we are able to provide a powerful platform that scales across building size, standardizes the whole install process and enables it on your phone. We are able to program all of our components so that they work well together. More importantly, we are meeting the needs of our customers and our product is reliable. The product is targeted to contractors because of their deep understanding of HVAC and supports a model of real-time tuning and maximizing equipment efficiency. And Hudson says that the goal is to offer a platform where consumers have the right “tools” and are allowed to take control of them using their smart-phone applications. For customers concerned about aesthetics, the company’s products support “hidden” thermostat sensors that blend into walls.