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Con Edison Media Relations
For Immediate Release:
March 20, 2008
3:49 p.m.

Spring Into Summer Savings

CON EDISON OFFERS FREE THERMOSTATS

NEW YORK - It's free, it's cool, and it's green.

Once again, Con Edison is offering free programmable thermostats to customers with central air-conditioning.

Homeowners, religious institutions, and businesses with central air-conditioning are eligible to join more than 20,000 customers who already have received programmable thermostats and are taking control of their summer electricity use. Customers save energy and stay comfortable by using air conditioning only when it is needed.

With these high-tech thermostats, customers in New York City and Westchester County can program their central air-conditioning systems manually or remotely through the Internet. These programmable thermostats allow customers to:

  • Adjust cooling temperatures based on personal preferences.
  • Automatically turn the air conditioner on and off.
  • Use the Internet or manual override options to change the thermostat settings.

The program also allows Con Edison to adjust the thermostats remotely to reduce high demand on the electric system. Customers may override Con Edison's adjustment, if necessary.

Eligible customers may obtain the programmable thermostat and free installation by calling toll-free1-866-521-8600, or online at www.conEd.com/cool.

To continue delivering reliable electricity to 9 million New Yorkers in Westchester County and New York City, Con Edison is investing more than $7.5 billion over the next five years. EnergyNY, the company's recently announced plan to meet the future energy needs of its customers through infrastructure upgrades and energy efficiency programs, can be viewed at http://www.conEd.com/energyny.

Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. (NYSE: ED), one of the nation's largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $13 billion in annual revenues and $28 billion in assets. The utility provides electric, gas, and steam service to more than three million customers in New York City and Westchester County, New York. For additional financial, operations and customer service information, visit Con Edison's web site at www.conEd.com.

 

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