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Beginning April 1, 2017, BPA is offering a new measure for Smart Thermostats. More information and a Qualified Products List (QPL) of approved products are below.
The Benefits of Smart and Programmable Line Voltage Thermostats
Smart Thermostats
Heating and cooling consumes the greatest amount of energy in a household. Smart Thermostats provide an affordable and easy way for homeowners to control the use of their heating and cooling system and lower the costs of their electric bills using features such as:
·         Occupancy and/or proximity sensors that can tell if a person has been away to reduce/save energy, when they are not at home.
·         Learning algorithms that avoid the need to program a set schedule
·         Ability for homeowners to control the heating and cooling  system remotely through their wireless apps on their phones or tablets (especially valuable for homeowners with second homes)
·         Feedback notifications on the energy saving potential of your thermostat set point and other efficient settings
·         Ability to monitor previous electric usage data and having smarter control of your heating and cooling  system when it’s not needed at full capacity
Programmable Line Voltage Thermostats
Programmable Line voltage thermostats, used typically for baseboard and wall heaters, turn the heater on or off when the thermostat detects the room temperature is not within a certain range of the set temperature. Programmable Line voltage thermostat energy savings potential comes from a better temperature sensing device that keeps the actual temperature closer to the chosen set point temperature. Additionally, most electronic line voltage thermostats have the ability to program a set schedule.
How BPA Supports Thermostats

BPA offers reimbursements for smart thermostats for both homeowner and contractor/utility installations.

BPA offers reimbursements for Programmable line voltage thermostats.  

Utilities can refer to the most current BPA Implementation Manual for specifications, document requirements and current BPA reimbursement levels.
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