TXU Energy Introduces BrightenSM iThermostat to CenterPoint Area Customers

Smart Device Helps Control Energy Use and Save Money

11/4/2010

Smart consumers now have a new tool available to help them use less electricity and save more money. The BrightenSM iThermostat, TXU Energy's flagship energy efficiency product, is exclusively available through TXU Energy. TXU Energy is the only retail electricity provider that offers the Web-enabled device.

Residential customers can save up to $360 or more over two years by using the pre-programmed settings on the BrightenSM iThermostat, which are designed to deliver savings without sacrificing comfort. That's significant because the average household spends more than $2,000 a year on energy bills.

"Our focus is on helping customers control their energy use so they can save money on electricity," said Jim Burke, chief executive officer, TXU Energy. "The BrightenSM iThermostat will help customers accomplish that and help the environment at the same time."

The BrightenSM iThermostat is the first and only Web-enabled programmable thermostat in the competitive Texas retail electric market that gives consumers the ability to remotely monitor, control and personally manage their home temperature over the Internet.

The BrightenSM iThermostat allows customers to:

  • Track and monitor estimated heating and cooling costs
  • Customize daily indoor temperature
  • Change thermostat settings via the Internet-from virtually anywhere

 The BrightenSM iThermostat comes with a mobile website (txu.com/control) compatible with the latest models of Apple® iPhone®, iPod touch®, iPadTM, BlackBerry® TourTM and AndroidTM smart phones (all brands).

The BrightenSM iThermostat kit is valued at more than $450 and is available to TXU Energy residential customers for $5.99 per month with a two-year participation in the BrightenSM Conservation Program, which enables a customer's air conditioning system to be cycled during select periods of peak energy demand.

This program includes a visual heating, venting and air conditioning (HVAC) inspection and installation by a TXU Energy authorized technician at no additional charge. To get the new BrightenSM iThermostat, customers can call 1-866-733-1807 or go online at txu.com/iThermostat.

The BrightenSM iThermostat is part of TXU Energy's plan to install 100,000 smart energy efficiency devices throughout Texas by 2012 as announced earlier this year.

About TXU Energy

TXU Energy is a market-leading competitive retailer that provides electricity and related services to more than 2 million electricity customers in Texas. TXU Energy offers a variety of innovative products and solutions, allowing both its residential and business customers to choose options that best meet their needs, including exceptional customer service, competitively priced electricity service plans, innovative energy efficiency options, renewable energy programs and other electricity-related products and services. Visit txu.com for more information about TXU Energy. REP #10004.


TXU iThermostatTM

Brighten iThermostat This easy-to-use device enables you to control your heating and cooling online so you can conserve electricity.

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