Caroline Gerardo, C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982 (Sun West Mortgage Corporation)

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Jeff Pearl
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Nope, and we wouldn't take one if they were giving them away.

Jun 23, 2021 03:17 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
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Not a chance.  Somehow whoever controls energy in TX decided to automatically adjust theromostats (they somehow controlled) to turn the AC up to save energy.   No such thing as Free folks.

Jun 23, 2021 02:25 PM
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Ken Jones, Commercial Real Estate
Kenneth J. Jones, Inc. - Toms River, NJ

Anything being offered for free typically has a hidden and ulterior motive. See what happened in Texas where thermostats were remotely reset without the knowledge or consent of the homeowners.

Beware!

Jun 23, 2021 05:18 PM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
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FREE?! There's always a price to pay...as you just demonstrated in your explanation Caroline.

Jun 23, 2021 02:05 PM
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Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
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Don't take anything free from the Government, they want total control over you.

Jun 23, 2021 07:32 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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When living in Florida, FPL replaced electric meters to monitor and decrease power at certain times. Not popular, but they got it done. It never really effected us.

Jun 24, 2021 04:26 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
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There are always strings attached.  They had that program for a while with Edison too.  You could install a cutoff switch on your AC so on the super hot days Edison could force you to bake.

Jun 23, 2021 11:22 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Caroline,

There is nothing for FREE...

Jun 23, 2021 09:31 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
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We have heard stories of late of electric companies remotely adjusting thermostats to which they were directly connected.

Jun 23, 2021 08:00 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Yes, often installed on something like the water heater since they will not have that much of an effect during the day.

Jun 23, 2021 06:10 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I live in California ... and yes, I saw the free program ... and the fine print. I am not at all interested in a free handout.

There truly is no such thing as "free". Someone always pays. 

I am glad you got your mom off the darn program.

 

Jun 24, 2021 07:08 AM
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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
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Here it's not done by thermostat, but something they install at the meter.  I just said no.  We do bump our programable thermostat up a notch when we're not home or even when it's super hot outside 71 feels good when it's 80 and 75 feels good when it's 95.

Jun 24, 2021 08:38 AM