Sarasota, FL, June 20, 2016 – To demonstrate its commitment to sustainability, Meritage Homes (NYSE: MTH) is including an energy-efficient home automation lifestyle package in every to-be-built California home sold through the end of the year. Clare Controls is at the heart of the standard smart home package and provides additional home automation options for security, entertainment, and advanced home management.
The leading homebuilder designs high-performance, affordable new homes that are 100% ENERGY STAR certified and can provide significant cost-savings to homeowners. With a complimentary Clare Controls home automation system controller, Aprilaire thermostat, and six-month ClareHome Premium Service, homeowners can control their utility bills and energy usage, while maintaining the comfort they desire. The energy-efficient system allows residents to pre-program and regulate the home’s temperature throughout the day and throughout the seasons. The ClareHome Premium app enables homeowners to make heating and cooling adjustments remotely, and create their own scenes, schedules, and notifications using a smart device. The app also sends alerts about changes within their home.
“Our homes reflect our commitment to environmental protection and sustainability. By adding smart home technology, we’re creating a new standard in homebuilding that provides better comfort, healthier air, and costs less to own and operate,” said C.R. Herro, Vice President – Energy Efficiency and Sustainability, Meritage Homes. “We selected Clare to be our technology partner because the manufacturer provides a simple to use, affordable home automation solution that can be readily expanded to include additional features. We design our homes with features that enhance individual quality of life, and continually adapt to new advancements as you live in it.”
“Meritage is a great partner for Clare Controls as they are recognized for their forward-thinking approach to homebuilding. Meritage looks for new ways to make technology enhance both the homes they build and the experience they provide to their homeowners. We are happy to demonstrate that the Clare Controls experience can play a role in helping the homeowners achieve the lifestyle environment they have always wanted,” said Brian Dietsch, Vice President Business Development, Clare Controls. “We’re committed to providing the homebuilding community with a program that delivers a complete step-by-step process for the homeowner. We look forward to supporting Meritage throughout the entire program.”
Clare Controls installed four interactive Smart Home Display Center kiosks in Meritage Homes Design Centers in Northern and Southern California to help builders take control of the home technology sales process, explain the lifestyle benefits of the technology, and offer upgrade packages to customers.
With Clare Controls, homebuyers can scale their smart home systems based on their lifestyle and needs. In addition to the standard smart home package, the systems can be upgraded to add an extra layer of comfort and convenience. Offerings include common area and master suite lighting, enhanced safety and security, and music streaming packages.
To learn more about Clare Controls, visit www.clarecontrols.com.
For more information, visit www.meritagehomes.com.
About Clare Controls:
Clare Controls is the provider of the ClareHome Builder Program, a solution that combines product and process to give homebuilders a simple response to the mainstream market’s growing demand for home automation. The Builder Program delivers affordable full-featured home automation in a simple to sell, simple to install, and simple to use business model. To get all the latest news, information and product updates, visit www.clarecontrols.com. Like us on www.clarecontrols.comFacebook, follow us on www.clarecontrols.comTwitter, and connect with us on www.clarecontrols.comLinkedIn.
About Meritage Homes Corporation:
Meritage Homes is the seventh-largest public homebuilder in the United States, based on homes closed in 2015. Meritage Homes builds and sells single-family homes for first-time, move-up, luxury and active adult buyers across the Western, Southern and Southeastern United States. Meritage Homes builds in markets including Sacramento, San Francisco’s East Bay, the Central Valley and Orange County, California; Houston, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Austin and San Antonio, Texas; Phoenix/Scottsdale, Green Valley and Tucson, Arizona; Denver and Fort Collins, Colorado; Orlando and Tampa, Florida; Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina; Greenville-Spartanburg and York County, South Carolina; Nashville, Tennessee; and Atlanta, Georgia.
Meritage Homes has designed and built more than 90,000 homes in its 30-year history, and has a reputation for its distinctive style, quality construction, and positive customer experience. Meritage Homes is the industry leader in energy-efficient homebuilding and has received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for Sustained Excellence Award in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 for innovation and industry leadership in energy efficient homebuilding. For more information, visit meritagehomes.com.