Friday, February 05, 2010

Heating Your Home for Less

SmartMoneyCompanies like Whirlpool and GE are making “smart” appliances. The problem is, a smart meter can order certain smart appliances to shut off if they’re running at a time of peak energy use. Bill Ablondi, director of home systems research at Parks Associates, suggests scrutinizing any new power agreement’s terms and conditions to see if consumers can override the utilities and operate their appliances freely.

From the article, "Heating Your Home for Less " by Neil Parmar

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