Tucson Electric Power (TEP) has collaborated with Nest to provide HUD-assisted families with a new Smart Thermostat. The company’s goal is to meet Arizona’s Energy Efficiency Standard. Arizona utility companies are working together to achieve cumulative energy savings of 22 percent by 2020. This could potentially lead to a reduction of air emissions, while reducing reliance on fossil fuels.
Apartment complexes, participating in the HUD Housing Choice Voucher Program, will receive new Nest Learning Smart Thermostats at no cost. So far, 1,800 local apartment complexes have been lined up to receive these devices, along with energy efficient light bulbs. According to Nest, their thermostat can help consumers save an average of 10 to 12 percent on heating bills and 15 percent on cooling bills.
The Smart Thermostat will acclimate to the tenant’s temperature preferences and schedule, making adjustments accordingly. Tenants will receive detailed instructions on how to operate the thermostat. The Nest Thermostat is remotely controlled from an iPhone, laptop, tablet, or PC, utilizing a Wi-Fi connection.
The company serves Southern Arizona, providing 417,000 customers with safe, reliable electric service. This is just one of TEP’s energy efficiency programs, to learn more just visit the company’s website.
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