South Sioux City, Nebraska will be the first municipality to implement Honeywell’s Total Connect Comfort with ADR, a new Wi-Fi-enabled thermostat for the home that connects with a suite of utility technology and services to manage energy consumption, as part of a city-wide effort to cut energy consumption and costs. The solution will help South Sioux City homeowners trim their electricity bills, which have risen an average of 6 percent for the past three years, and reduce their energy use when demand spikes to avoid brownouts and blackouts during summer’s hottest days.
The 13,000 residents participating will receive a Honeywell Wi-Fi programmable thermostat free of charge. They’ll also utilize Honeywell’s Total Connect Comfort app, the highest-rated thermostat application in both iTunes® and Google Play™, where they can program and adjust their temperature and manage energy use from the living room couch or around the world with a smart phone or any Web-connected device.
The South Sioux City project is the cornerstone of a broader $5.4-million infrastructure improvement project with Honeywell, which is expected to help the city better track and manage energy use, stabilize electricity rates, and generate more than $800,000 in energy and operational savings each year.
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