I discovered an energy saving device available for FREE from PECO that has literally saved both my sister and I hundreds of dollars so far since its installation this summer.
PECO Smart A/C Saver is part of the PECO Smart IdeasSM, a full suite of programs that help customers use less energy and hold on to more of their hard-earned dollars.
PECO Smart A/C Saver functions automatically. Once you enroll, PECO technicians will install a small device outside your home near your central A/C unit. Then, just follow your routine. PECO Smart A/C Saver is only activated at times of high energy usage, during the summer months of June through September. Conservation events may occur on selected summer afternoons, between noon and 8 p.m.
Given the focus on energy, it's more important than ever to use electricity wisely. During high summer energy use periods, PECO Smart A/C Saver works to reduce electricity usage by "cycling" central air conditioners throughout the region. During normal operation, your air conditioner compressor runs and rests in recurring intervals to maintain your ideal room temperature. During a PECO Smart A/C Saver conservation event, your A/C compressor may rest up to 15 minutes each half hour. PECO optimizes the operation of your A/C to reduce energy usage. This helps PECO best manage our energy resources.
Joining PECO Smart A/C Saver is a smart idea that not only supports your own energy efficiency efforts, but benefits your community as well.
* Paid for each qualified unit and based on 12-month participation
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