Ohmconnect Gets Customers Involved in Demand-Response
This online-only article is a supplement to the September/October 2015 print edition of Home Energy Magazine.
August 13, 2015
The year 1973 was an important one in the history of energy efficiency. Due to the OPEC oil embargo, heating fuel was scarce and costly. President Nixon asked all Americans to lower their thermostats to 68°F, and homeowners looked for ways to control their energy bills by insulating their homes and adopting a new ethic of conservation. Whether for financial, political, or environmental reasons, waste was out and thrift was in. A memorable cartoon in Time magazine showed Uncle Sam ordering Americans: “I want YOU to lower your thermostat!”
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