Archive for February, 2010

Smart Meter vs Intelligent Thermostat

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

I think it is pretty well taken for granted that electricity is cheaper to produce during the night. The differential might not be so great in thhe winter, but it’s probably still there.

We are told to turn down our thermostats at night in the winter. The chill is more bearable when one is asleep. The gas and furnace run on electricity as does a heat pump. So what happens when you have an intelligent thermostat that automatically adjusts the temperature to cooler at night, and a smart meter telling you to run the electricity because it’s cheaper at night? And just the opposite during the day. Do the two devices fight it out while you go about your business?