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Controls2018-07-06T22:28:25+00:00

It’s more convenient than ever before to make your home comfortable and energy-smart. Control your home — and your utility bills — with thermostats, sensors and other devices designed to allow you to easily monitor, manage, track your systems.

Smart controls are the future: by 2020, 40 million homes are projected to have smart thermostats.

THE LOWDOWN

Popular Controls Include:

Programmable thermostat: These models control  your heating system — allowing you to program your temperature preferences. The device will send your heating and cooling system cues to turn off, to turn on, or to maintain a certain temperature.

Smart thermostat: Controlling your the temperature of your home has never been simpler. Wi-fi enabled — or “smart” — thermostats are so user-friendly that there is no programming required, and they can be operated remotely, allowing you to easily turn down the heat when you’re not home.

Heat tape control: Heat tape reduces the formation of icicles and ice dams on your roof and creates a path for melted water to go. But your heat tape doesn’t need to run all the time; actually it’s more efficient if it doesn’t. Controls and moisture sensors regulate the system, turning it on only when it’s most needed (above freezing outside or only during daytime hours).

Renewable energy monitor: These monitors allow you to see how much energy you’re producing hour-to-hour, day-to-day, month-to-month. An added bonus, you can also see if something with your system is off, like not producing as much as you should be.

The Nest, pictured above, is one of the smartphone-controlled thermostats that’s revolutionizing home energy management.

REBATES


Thermostats

CORE: 25% of project costs up to $500

Utility rebates may be available:

Aspen Electric | Holy Cross Energy | Glenwood Springs Electric | Black Hills Energy |  Xcel Energy


Heat Tape Timers

CORE: 25% of project costs up to $500

Utility rebates may be available:

Aspen Electric | Holy Cross Energy


Other Controls

CORE: 25% of project costs up to $500

Eligible measures include solar thermal meters, solar PV meters, heat tape moisture sensors, lighting controls, and outdoor resets for boilers.

Utility rebates may be available:
Aspen Electric | Holy Cross Energy | Glenwood Springs Electric | Black Hills Energy |  Xcel Energy