TXU Energy is already ahead of the curve it seems like when it comes to letting its customers use the Internet to control their temperature settings at home. The Texas-based utility with over 2 million customers offers these people an option for a Web controllable thermostat that lets them monitor and manage their home’s temperature online. Now they can also do it via a variety of mobile phones as well.
TXU Energy said it has created a special mobile Web site version of the online control interface for its iThermostat. This mobile version, which is said to be viewable through most popular smart phones, lets customers view real-time temperature settings and even adjust the temperature setting. This is particular useful if one forgets to flip off the HVAC system before leaving the home.
“Our new mobile website allows our customers to use their smart phone to control their home’s temperatures from virtually anywhere in the world,” said Jennifer Pulliam, director of innovation for TXU Energy, in a statement. “Customers want more control and information about how they’re using their energy, and our mobile website is one way they can do that.”