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As Texas Faces Heat Wave, Power Companies Are Automatically Raising The Temperatures On Smart Thermostats

Posted on AllSides June 21st, 2021
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Texas is currently facing a summer heat wave, and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) asked residents to turn up the temperatures on their thermostats, suggesting Texans set their thermostats to 82 degrees at night.

The move has been mocked on social media, but now residents have noticed their smart thermostats are being controlled remotely by the energy companies. KHOU 11 reported late last week the neighbors in Houston have found their homes hotter than where they set them:

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