Twiddy helped develop a customized keyless entry system with environmental control features that reduce energy consumption during times of vacancy. The system recognizes when a home is not going to be occupied and automatically adjusts the heat / AC thermostats to their pre-programmed “occupied” and “unoccupied” settings. Occupied settings include a lower limit override of 72 degrees to maintain a more constant temperature and avoid overworking the HVAC system. In addition, hot water heaters are set to “standby” to avoid expending the energy required to keep many gallons of water hot when no one is there to use it.
Using a variety of Power Company and Department of Energy sources, we estimate an average cost savings of 10% on typical annual power bills. Currently, almost 100 of our vacation rental homes offer this amenity.
Our day-to-day office practices include recycling, paper-conscious printing and copying, filtered drinking water (vs. bottled) and the use of recycled and biodegradable paper products. The Twiddy team continues to find ways to work smarter and find ways to reduce environmental impact.