California wants to control home thermostats

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Revmitchell, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. Revmitchell

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    Feb 18, 2006
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    [FONT=times new roman,times]What should be controversial in the proposed revisions to Title 24 is the requirement for what is called a "programmable communicating thermostat" or PCT. [/FONT][FONT=times new roman,times]Every new home and every change to existing homes' central heating and air conditioning systems will required to be fitted with a PCT beginning next year following the issuance of the revision. Each PCT will be fitted with a "non-removable " FM receiver that will allow the power authorities to increase your air conditioning temperature setpoint or decrease your heater temperature setpoint to any value they chose. During "price events" those changes are limited to +/- four degrees F and you would be able to manually override the changes. During "emergency events" the new setpoints can be whatever the power authority desires and you would not be able to alter them.[/FONT]
  2. The Scribe

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    So, if it's too hot or cold the home owner couldn't decrease or increase the temperatures?

    That's absurd. It would be a good idea to move out of California now.

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