There is almost always someone at home here and I really dont like the idea of a radio transmitter attached to our house. Besides it should be none of the energy companys business how much I want to spend in electrical or gas power. Evidently they now want to make their business.
I dont disagree with you one bit. It should not be mandatory. I however found it was a good fit for me and saved me money as I lived alone and worked. Honestly the times I was a home during the day and worked from home, which was quite often at my last job, I noticed very little difference and had my programmable thermostat programmed such as the heat or air was turned down anyway and if I found it too hot or too cold, I could still override the thermostat and the smart meter and set the temperature to where I wanted. Its not as if BGE is going to completely turn off the air or heat at their whim.
To: MD Expat in PA
I know some people here that already have it voluntarily and they were not happy when they got home at the end of the work day and then tried to cool the place down on the hottest day of the year last summer. BGE apologized in the news that night.
posted on 03/18/2012 4:09:16 PM PDT
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