Potomac Edison Offers Connected Home Plan to Residential Customers in Maryland

Participants receive smart thermostat and HVAC monitoring service for low monthly fee
Connected Home

WILLIAMSPORT, Md., March 7, 2017 -- Potomac Edison is offering customers in Maryland a smart thermostat and heating and cooling monitoring service to improve home efficiency and safeguard against potential performance issues.  

For a low monthly fee of $14.99, added conveniently to the customer's monthly electric bill, the Connected Home Plan includes a professionally installed ecobee smart thermostat and remote sensor.  The ecobee system is designed to measure temperature and occupancy throughout the home, allowing the thermostat to deliver the right temperature in the rooms that matter most. 

The plan also includes HVAC Monitoring Service, which provides custom monthly reports on the efficiency of the home and text or email alerts if there may be opportunities to correct performance issues or avoid serious breakdowns.

"The Connected Home Plan offers customers greater control over the comfort and energy efficiency of their home – anytime, from anywhere – using their smartphone, tablet or computer," said Brett Reynolds, vice president, FE Products.  "Through our HVAC Monitoring Service, unique energy efficiency monitoring software recognizes patterns of underperformance and provides the data and tools customers need to save energy, improve the performance of their equipment, and combat larger repair costs."

To sign up for the Connected Home Plan, or for more information about the benefits of owning an ecobee smart thermostat, visit www.firstenergycorp.com/homeproducts or call 1-866-747-7893.

Potomac Edison is a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) and serves about 257,000 customers in seven Maryland counties and 137,000 customers in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.  Follow Potomac Edison on Twitter @PotomacEdison.

FirstEnergy is dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence.  Its 10 electric distribution companies form one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, serving customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland and New York.  The company's transmission subsidiaries operate more than 24,000 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions.  Follow FirstEnergy on Twitter @FirstEnergyCorp or online at www.firstenergycorp.com.



CONTACT: News Media Contact: Aaron Ruegg, 330-761-6072

Last Modified: July 19, 2017