February Member Brief: Are You Smarter Than a Thermostat?
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February Member Brief: Are You Smarter Than a Thermostat?

  • Demand response programs
  • Home-by-home personalization
  • New technology, program design, and detailed consumer data

Thermostats are Leading the Way in Demand Response AC Programs

Demand response air conditioning programs save energy on hot summer days by paying customers to lower or turn off their AC units when electricity demand is high. Over the last twenty years, programs have been modernized to use two-way communications, advanced algorithms, and work based on location.

Smart thermostats offer a unique program method that is gaining traction with utilities and companies who run these programs. This brief examines these DR program and technology changes and the vast improvements they can offer, including lower costs, better performance, and happier customers.

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