Free Digital Thermostat From LIPA
Long Island Power Authority (LIPA)
LIPA EDGE is an innovative, new energy conservation program that will help LIPA customers manage
their electric use and save, while assisting LIPA in meeting peak electric demand during the
summer. A fully programmable digital thermostat - provided FREE of charge through the Program -
allows LIPA, on just a few days, and you, all through the summer, to automatically and conveniently
adjust the operation and temperature of your Central Air Conditioning System (CAC). If your CAC and
Heating systems are controlled by one thermostat, LIPA Edge will allow you to program your system all year round.
The EDGE thermostat gives you the ability to remotely change the temperature set point or thermostat programing
in your home or business, through on-line communication when you are away. With LIPA EDGE, you will be able to
send an e-mail to your air conditioner, giving it instructions from wherever you are - 24 hours a day, seven
days a week. It's as easy as that! You can turn it on or off, or adjust the temperature setting remotely.
By joining the Program, you will receive a FREE, sophisticated digital programmable thermostat, FREE
LIPA will only be adjusting your CAC system up to seven times per summer between the hours of 2 pm and 6 pm and
will only raise your cooling temperature a maximum of 3 degrees, which in most cases, wouldn't even be noticed.
But even this will help relieve unusually high levels of electric demand during selected days -- which can help
avoid the kinds of power crises being seen elsewhere in the United States.
Its a first of its kind program. There's tons great information about the progrom on the LIPA Edge Website. Its just too cool to be able to control your air conditioner over the internet.