How does the Kentrol Energy Miser save energy dollars?
When the temperature of the building is the same inside as the temperature outside, virtually no energy flows in or out of the building. Hence, when the building is unoccupied (off peak usage), the temperature can be allowed to drift toward the outside temperature, energy is not consumed. Obviously the longer it can be kept in that state, the more the savings. The trick is to maximize both the depth of the setback and the duration. Thats the hard part. It takes a computer running sophisticated software accompanied with appropriate remote hardware in the building to get the best maximization of the setback. The computer must know the individual heating (or cooling) characteristics for each zone, and be able to calculate how deep the setback can be, and for what duration. . . consistent with being able to get the zone back up to the proper temperature by the next occupied period (on peak usage).