february 16, 2017
aps introduces rebate program for smart thermostats
control your thermostat anywhere, anytime – and save money
PHOENIX – The apprehension that accompanies walking into a hot house at
the end of a long summer workday can now be avoided with the purchase of a
smart thermostat using APS’s rebate program. These internet-enabled thermostats
fundamentally have changed how customers use their air conditioning systems.
Automated features and the convenience to control a home’s temperature from
anywhere provide customers with energy savings and increased flexibility.
Each qualifying smart thermostat installed and
activated at an APS residential customer’s home is eligible for a rebate of
$75. Eligible models, where they can be purchased, and information on the
program can be found at aps.com/thermostat.
“Our customers want technology that makes their lives easier without
breaking the bank,” said Jim Wontor, APS Manager of Demand Side Management.
“Smart thermostats, which assist in managing energy usage for the air
conditioner, the largest energy user in the home, can help customers become
more energy efficient and save them money.”
These smart thermostats overcome the challenges of earlier programmable
thermostats by using technology to automatically adjust settings, optimizing
air conditioning use. They do this by learning customers' patterns over time.
Studies show that smart thermostats can produce electricity savings ranging
from 8 to 15 percent of the cooling and heating costs of a home.
“Smart thermostats are the type of cost-effective energy efficiency
tool that help lower the demand for electricity during the times of the year
when power use is at its peak,” said Wontor.
Businesses that install qualifying smart thermostats can receive a
rebate of $60. More information on the rebate for business customers can be
found at aps.com/betterbottomline.
serves about 2.7 million people in 11 of Arizona’s 15 counties, and is the
Southwest’s foremost producer of clean safe and reliable electricity. Using a
balanced energy mix that is nearly 50 percent carbon-free, APS has one of the
country’s most substantial renewable energy portfolios, and owns and operates
the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, the country’s top power producer and
largest producer of carbon-free energy. The company is also a proven leader in
introducing technology and services that offer customers choice and control
over their energy consumption. With headquarters in Phoenix, APS is the
principal subsidiary of Pinnacle
West Capital Corp
. (NYSE: PNW).