Is smart a/c a smart move?
January 19, 2011 1:43 PM Subscribe
Smart A/C Saver question.
posted by fixedgear to home & garden (3 answers total)
Does anyone have experience with a program like this
I have two central air compressors, they are located outside, they each have disconnect switches. My local utility will swap out the disconnect switches for their smart switches. During peak demand periods they will talk to the smart switches wirelessly and do something. It sounds like they will force the compressor to be idle up to 50% of the time. It's 'up to' $120 per unit (times two in my case) and according to PECO 'occurs a few times per summer.' I'm looking for real world experience on how much I might actually save, and if this might cause damage to my equipment.