Thousands Of Americans Shocked When They Learn They Have No Control Over The Temperature In Their Own Home

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Xcel customers in Colorado were suffering from a heatwave, and when they attempted to get comfortable, they were shocked when their “smart thermostat” locked them out.

On August 30, 2022, customers saw the message below on their thermostats:

“Temperature locked temporarily during energy emergency. Due to a rare energy emergency that may affect the local energy grid, your temperature slider has been changed from 8:00pm-8:00pm.”

“I mean, it was 90 out, and it was right during the peak period,” resident Tony Talarico said. “It was hot.”

“Normally, when we see a message like that, we’re able to override it,” Talarico said. “In this case, we weren’t. So, our thermostat was locked in at 78 or 79.”

Some customers reported that Xcel set their home thermostat to temperatures as high as 88 degrees.

The 22,000 people affected by lockout were part of a voluntary program that gives customers a $100 credit to sign up and $25 off annually.

“It’s a voluntary program. Let’s remember that this is something that customers choose to be a part of based on the incentives,” said Emmett Romine, vice president of customer solutions and innovation at Xcel.

However, Romine did not explain why the thermostats couldn’t be overridden and why some thermostats were set to 88 degrees. It was also the first time in the program’s six-year history that customers couldn’t override the lockout.

Customers like Talarico have solar panels – and is contributing to the grid – said that Xcel never disclosed they could lockout customers and never agreed to give this much control to the company.

“To me, an emergency means there is, you know, life, limb, or, you know, some other danger out there — some, you know, massive wildfires,” Talarico said. “Even if it’s a once-in-a-blue-moon situation, it just doesn’t sit right with us to not be able to control our own thermostat in our house.”

Denver 7 ABC