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Honeywell introduces city-controlled thermostat system for homes
St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 06/11/2013 | Julio Ojeda-Zapata

Posted on 06/12/2013 7:03:14 AM PDT by biggerten

Honeywell has announced a new Wi-Fi-controlled thermostat that is intended to be distributed by municipalities instead of purchased at retail by consumers in order to better manage energy consumption across a town or city.

South Sioux City, Neb., will be the first community to deploy the new thermostat to help its 13,000 residents manage electricity costs, which are said to have risen steadily there in the past three years.

In the future, other municipalities will recruit residents to reduce energy consumption when demand spikes, a strategy known as automated demand response, or ADR.

As part of this, the residents would receive the $150 Honeywell Total Connect Comfort with ADR thermostat for free so that utilities can link to the home devices and reduce that residence's energy as needed.

Such an approach can help avoid brownouts and blackouts on the hottest days of the year, when power-grid stability is threatened.

Honeywell's thermostat can be controlled with a Total Connect Comfort app, available in versions for Apple iOS and Google Android devices.

Honeywell is based in Morris Township, N.J., but its division responsible for the Total Connect Comfort technology is based in Golden Valley.


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Oh Lordy. I see a free thermostat in everybody's future.

Just sayin'.

1 posted on 06/12/2013 7:03:14 AM PDT by biggerten
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To: biggerten

OH no!!! NO! NO! NO!!!


2 posted on 06/12/2013 7:05:29 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: biggerten

Will it work with my wood burning stove?


3 posted on 06/12/2013 7:05:33 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: biggerten

“Oh Lordy. I see a free thermostat in everybody’s future.

Just sayin’.”

Count on it.
We have a stupid, compliant public, and a complicit media. There is very little that they won’t do to control the public, and it will be accepted as being for the greater good.


4 posted on 06/12/2013 7:05:58 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: cuban leaf

“Will it work with my wood burning stove?”

Nope, but the EPA will soon have an answer for that.


5 posted on 06/12/2013 7:06:41 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: biggerten

What we’ve been telling people about smart meters for years now. It has nothing to do with saving you money.


6 posted on 06/12/2013 7:06:46 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: brownsfan

South Sioux City, Neb., will be the first community to deploy the new thermostat to help its 13,000 residents manage electricity costs, which are said to have risen steadily there in the past three years.

What happened to Nebraska???The people there cannot control their own thermostats?
WTH!!!!


7 posted on 06/12/2013 7:07:12 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: austinaero

Honeywell you have now stated your solidarity with the commie Agenda 21 objective. I will no longer buy any of your products.


8 posted on 06/12/2013 7:07:56 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: biggerten

Honeywell can stick it where the sun doesn’t shine.


9 posted on 06/12/2013 7:08:02 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: biggerten

A number of years ago, I went into a fast food joint during a northern Arizona blizzard. It was freezing in that joint. We asked if they could turn up the heat a little bit and they told us that the thermostat was controlled by somebody in California. Weird.


10 posted on 06/12/2013 7:08:02 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (23,116,441 households on Food Stamps! Now that's what I call HISTORICAL!!!)
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To: austinaero

I have heard of some such pilot program down in the Peoples Republic of Austin. Just mind boggling.

What’s next, government controlled flushers for your toilets?


11 posted on 06/12/2013 7:09:10 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: biggerten
Honeywell introduces city-controlled thermostat system for homes

Now Big Bro wants to control MY thermostat. What's next, controlling my bowel movements?

12 posted on 06/12/2013 7:09:10 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Jesus, Please Save America!)
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To: biggerten

Get ready to be sweltering or shivering in your homes courtesy of your government thermostat. Obama told us that we cannot be setting our thermostats at 72 as we must save the world from climate change and manbearpig.


13 posted on 06/12/2013 7:10:07 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: brownsfan

The nice thing about ditching the city for rural areas is that you are really very much off their radar. They go for the low hanging fruit of the tens of millions of city dwellers.

Heck, my STATE doesn’t even have a smog check to get your tabs. I even burn my garbage. Government only cares about this stuff if it affects people in areas where there are lots of people per square mile. Those of us in the rural areas only get sucked in when they pass statewide laws like mandatory seat belts.

It is why there is so much truth to the phrase, “I gave up a high standard of living for a high quality of life.”


14 posted on 06/12/2013 7:10:23 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: austinaero

“What happened to Nebraska???The people there cannot control their own thermostats?
WTH!!!!”

A stupid, compliant public. The American public strongly desires an all knowing nanny state to control their lives.

The left has won. We’re simply watching the death of a nation.


15 posted on 06/12/2013 7:10:39 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: biggerten

Ha. Try shutting down my swamp cooler dipwads. It ain’t connected to no thermostat.


16 posted on 06/12/2013 7:10:54 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS
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To: biggerten
residents would receive the $150 Honeywell Total Connect Comfort with ADR thermostat for free
Free ... except for the WILLING acquiescence of freedom.
17 posted on 06/12/2013 7:10:55 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: biggerten

Somebody hasn’t heard the government controlled electricity and heat in individual homes are the stuff of conspiracy theory. /s


18 posted on 06/12/2013 7:11:12 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

On the horizion will be water meters that shut you down after so many gallons of usage.
And a balloon payment to return service.


19 posted on 06/12/2013 7:12:57 AM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: jsanders2001
I will no longer buy any of your products.

Just now?

"Honeywell" bribed Bill Clinton for a retroactive waiver after they told the Chicoms how to fix their rocket program problems so as to better target the US.

20 posted on 06/12/2013 7:14:15 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: austinaero

> “help its 13,000 residents manage electricity costs”

Hmm interesting way to say the path to the Agenda 21 “Safe Streets” campaign is in gear and not only are we about to tell you what temperature it can be in your home but what you can eat, drink, what type vehicles you can drive, etc... After that, your homes are now considered government property (even though you are still required to pay the mortgage and taxes).

We let a young naive brainwashed college educated bunch of jerks put us into this situation. Nuke time.


21 posted on 06/12/2013 7:14:34 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: biggerten
I see a free thermostat in everybody's future.

And after they have foisted these things on the country, there will no doubt be a list of account numbers they are prohibited from "adjusting" - belonging to the upper crust, government officials and politicians.

22 posted on 06/12/2013 7:14:56 AM PDT by grobdriver
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To: biggerten

Maybe Roto Rooter can develop a machine to wipe everybody’s asses with only one square.?


23 posted on 06/12/2013 7:15:49 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Second American Revolution)
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To: biggerten

And when it’s later discovered that these thermostats have a built-in listening device, then what?

Not in my home. Never. Ever.


24 posted on 06/12/2013 7:15:52 AM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: brownsfan

When we built our home a year ago power companies were offering large incentives to let them install a “smart meter” to allow them to control your electric output to “ help you stay in budget” needless to say we declined.


25 posted on 06/12/2013 7:16:43 AM PDT by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: biggerten

The NSA detected “patriot” and “tea party” in your emails.
So we’re turning your heat off.


26 posted on 06/12/2013 7:18:05 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: cuban leaf

Bump to country living. I don’t have to burn my garbage as there’s a county dump nearby.

But I can do what ever else I need to do. Burn yard refuse, shoot my guns, what ever.


27 posted on 06/12/2013 7:20:23 AM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: biggerten

Free Thermostat. Also included free mini-web cam and microphone. No extra charge for drone monitoring.


28 posted on 06/12/2013 7:23:24 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: upchuck

Bump to country living. I don’t have to burn my garbage as there’s a county dump nearby.


In our case there is not a lot to burn. We compost and any tin cans can be dropped off in one of those recycle bins. The small amount of glass I just take with me to work in a wal-mart plastic bag and dump it at the gas station when I fill up. The whole process is actually much more convenient than dragging our trash cans 1/4 mile down our road for pickup.

All I burn is paper and plastic. And even then, only rarely...


29 posted on 06/12/2013 7:23:29 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: biggerten

The NEST Thermostat has them running scared


30 posted on 06/12/2013 7:23:46 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Conserev1; cuban leaf
On the horizion will be water meters that shut you down after so many gallons of usage. And a balloon payment to return service.

No water meter here. It's called a well.

31 posted on 06/12/2013 7:24:54 AM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: The Great RJ
Get ready to be sweltering or shivering in your homes courtesy of your government thermostat.

This part kills me more than anything. There's no way to account for the status of the windows in a home. Single-paned, double-hung windows in a 30 year old house are going to leak conditioned air like a sieve. What if the homeowners have their doors and windows open?

I wouldn't be surprised if this was a big scam to drum up business for A/C repair and manufacturers. They crank the air down for you, your compressor and condenser are going constantly, they break sooner.

Land of the free my freaking foot.

32 posted on 06/12/2013 7:25:51 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: biggerten

After they control your heat, next will be electricity altogether. And then food, and then water, and then oxygen. Sorry comrade, your oxygen ration has been turned down this month due to some unpleasant things you said about the administration last week. We all hope you make it to next month!!


33 posted on 06/12/2013 7:28:01 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: upchuck

I live in such a small town its like being in the country. 150 people with pretty much every backyard being country. I look out the window and see my neighbor’s horses.


34 posted on 06/12/2013 7:28:59 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: IYAS9YAS

We have 2 swamp coolers NOT on thermostats and if they ever do this I will have individual air conditioners put in each room. There are pretty nice systems for that now. We could replace our central unit now anyway because of age. This would be my incentive.


35 posted on 06/12/2013 7:29:08 AM PDT by sheana
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To: biggerten

What happens if you put in a few manually controlled window AC units to augment your state controlled central AC unit?


36 posted on 06/12/2013 7:29:29 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: showme_the_Glory
Free Thermostat.

I bought one recently at a local hardware store for forty bucks.


37 posted on 06/12/2013 7:30:17 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: brownsfan; cuban leaf

>> “Will it work with my wood burning stove?”
>> Nope, but the EPA will soon have an answer for that.

Yeah, and here’s the EPA answer:

“Freeze in the dark.”


38 posted on 06/12/2013 7:30:40 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: jsanders2001

Honeywell (actually Allied-Signal - A-S bought Honeywell about a decade ago just to get a new name to hide behind) over the last 25 years has destroyed what at one time was arguably the #1 aircraft-instrument company in the entire world (Sperry Gyroscope), absolutely driving it into the ground.


39 posted on 06/12/2013 7:33:35 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Resolute Conservative

>>>What’s next, government controlled flushers for your toilets?>>>

SHISHHHHHHHH! Don’t give them any more ideas.


40 posted on 06/12/2013 7:34:52 AM PDT by kitkat
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To: Calvin Locke

I think that was actually Loral.


41 posted on 06/12/2013 7:34:52 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
What's next, controlling my bowel movements?

Soon as they figure out how.

42 posted on 06/12/2013 7:35:13 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything. Bolshies' gonna bolsh.)
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To: upchuck

Most states are working on putting meters on private wells. It’s already that way in most of the NE.


43 posted on 06/12/2013 7:37:06 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Black Agnes
What we’ve been telling people about smart meters for years now.

But...but...but weren't we just Luddites for not wanting these?

44 posted on 06/12/2013 7:40:03 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: biggerten

Not good for the elderly. This will lead to more deaths. Not that the fascists in government would care.


45 posted on 06/12/2013 7:40:06 AM PDT by I want the USA back (If I Pi$$ed off just one liberal today my mission has been accomplished.)
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To: biggerten
to help its 13,000 residents manage electricity costs, which are said to have risen steadily there in the past three years.

What are the demographics of South Sioux City? Their IQ seems to be substantially sub-normal.

46 posted on 06/12/2013 7:40:41 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything. Bolshies' gonna bolsh.)
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To: Roccus

Apparently.

And we were paranoid to think they might be saving our electricity usage information for later data mining. Perish the thought!


47 posted on 06/12/2013 7:41:01 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: DuncanWaring
I think that was actually Loral.

I guess I remembered that that particular division of Loral was bought from Honeywell.

But you are correct, it was Loral.

(But Honeywell will continue to stick in my mind...)

48 posted on 06/12/2013 7:41:34 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: biggerten

When Zero became Resident, he said our thermostats should NOT be set as high as 72. When it was discovered that he had the White Hut set much higher, the excuse was that he was from Hawaii and needed more heat. He hadn’t lived in Hawaii for years, so how many years does it take to acclimate to a colder area?


49 posted on 06/12/2013 7:43:00 AM PDT by kitkat
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To: biggerten

I’m from the government and we’re here to - help its 13,000 residents.


50 posted on 06/12/2013 7:43:48 AM PDT by DManA
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