Honeywell UtilityPRO Helps Utilities Manage Demand and Homeowners Maximize Energy Savings.
New Thermostat thermostat, automatic device that regulates temperature in an enclosed area by controlling heating or refrigerating systems. It is commonly connected to one of these systems, turning it on or off in order to maintain a predetermined temperature. Gives Utilities Greater Control of Peak Energy Use, Improves Customer Communication
MINNEAPOLIS, March 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Honeywell today introduced UtilityPRO(TM), a digital touchscreen See touch screen. programmable thermostat A programmable thermostat is a thermostat which is designed to adjust the temperature according to a series of programmed settings that take effect at different times of the day. Programmable thermostats may also be called setback thermostats or clock thermostats. designed specifically for utility-sponsored demand response programs, which help limit energy consumption when the demand for electricity is at its highest. Featuring a sleek design and simple, user-friendly interface, the new thermostat will help utilities drive program participation, giving them greater control over peak energy use. Utilities also will be able to improve communication with customers through industry-leading features like customized text messages.
"From the classic round thermostat to today's programmable touchscreens, Honeywell is synonymous with synonymous with
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Utilities implement demand response programs when energy consumption peaks and strains the electric grid, resulting in higher prices for both utilities and customers. Smart thermostats or other load control devices in homes and small businesses give utilities the ability to cycle equipment like air conditioners Conditioners used on leather take many shapes and forms. They are used mostly to keep leather from drying out and deteriorating.
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By controlling peak energy use, utilities can stabilize prices, reduce the need for additional power plants, and avoid disruptive brownouts and blackouts. In return for participating, customers usually receive a discount on their monthly bill or a free programmable thermostat, which can help further reduce their energy costs.
The challenge with existing demand response thermostats, however, is that they can be difficult for homeowners to program and operate, decreasing the potential for maximum cost savings. Additionally, existing thermostats don't allow utilities to completely leverage the link to customers the technology provides.
UtilityPRO addresses these concerns by adding the latest demand response features to Honeywell's award-winning, best-selling programmable thermostat.
With UtilityPRO, homeowners and businesses get a thermostat that is simple to use and effective. Its intuitive logic and menu-driven programming help users maximize energy savings while maintaining comfort. UtilityPRO also offers top-of-the-line features like touchscreen interaction and a large, easy-to-read backlit An LCD screen that has its own light source from the back of the screen, making the background brighter and characters appear sharper. display. And it includes online programming capabilities so users can adjust settings via the Internet.
From a utility's perspective, the thermostat provides a load control device that has widespread customer appeal. This makes it easy to get people to sign up for demand response programs, which means greater control of peak consumption. In addition, UtilityPRO helps improve customer service by allowing utilities to communicate directly with customers through customized text messages -- an industry first. Specifically, utilities can send information like weather forecasts and updates on other conservation programs. Another unique feature: the thermostat can provide customers with billing data, including current rates, month-to-date charges and year-over-year usage comparisons.
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"Thermostats are the 'face' of demand response -- they're the tangible hardware that home and business owners see and use," McDonough said. "So they can have a significant impact on the success of a program."
Pilot demand response programs with Honeywell UtilityPRO thermostats are in development. The thermostat will be widely available for utilities by Q2 2008.
Honeywell Utility Solutions, a division of Honeywell Building Solutions, has 25 years experience designing and implementing demand response programs for utilities. The business has installed more than 950,000 load control devices to date, which makes it the largest implementer of residential demand response in North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. . It also provides smart metering, and energy and water conservation solutions to utilities. For more information, visit http://www.honeywell.com/utility.
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