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Using a Smart Thermostat can be a smart move
By Lynn Nowak on October 7, 2014
Sure, summer is behind us and temperatures are starting to drop. But you can still save energy and lower your monthly bill with a free, yes FREE, Smart Thermostat from CPS Energy.
Smart Thermostat is a wi-fi programmable thermostat from Honeywell. You can access the thermostat and change the temperature in your home at anytime, from anywhere, using your computer, laptop, smart phone — any Internet enabled devide will do. There’s even a new smart phone app for even more convenient control of your Smart Thermostat.
“Your air conditioner is the biggest energy consumer in your home. You can save up to 10 percent on your monthly bill by programming your thermostat to meet your daily AC routine and use energy more efficiently.” says Justin Chamberlain, with CPS Energy’s Demand Management program. “The smart phone app makes it even easier.”
For example, you can program your thermostat to allow your home to get a few degrees warmer in the summer, or a few degrees cooler in the winter, while you’re at work, and then automatically return to the temperature you’re most comfortable with before you get home.
While you’re getting a good deal, so are we. When you use the Smart Thermostat, you help us save energy on hot summer days when energy use is at its highest.
Through the Smart Thermostat program, you agree to let us cycle your central air conditioner compressor off for a short period of time, between May and September, on the handful of days when energy demand is at its peak. Cycling will only happen for a few minutes of each hour during those afternoons, and only on weekdays, never weekends or holidays.
“You likely won’t even notice –- the temperature in your home should only change a couple degrees,” says Chamberlain. “Even more, when your AC isn’t running, you’ll be saving money, too.”
You don’t need to worry about installing your new Smart Thermostat, either — we’ll take care of that.