Ed Begley, Jr. and his wife, Rochelle Carson Begley, stars of award-winning Living with Ed, a “first-of-its-kind reality green show” on Home and Garden Television (HGTV), will install a GreenSwitch Home Energy System in their home during the program airing on December 30, 2007.
In the episode titled “Talking Green with Larry Hagman” which first aired September 19, 2007, Begley shares his experience with GreenSwitch after installing the product in his home
“Installing a GreenSwitch is the best thing I’ve done in a long time,” said Begley. “People get too much stuff to put in their homes. We need to limit all the ‘stuff’ and only use the best technology, and use it wisely. GreenSwitch is one of those products,” he added.
GreenSwitch was also recently featured on the History Channel’s Modern Marvels television program. Promoted as one of the products designed “just in time to save the planet,” GreenSwitch CEO, Greg Hood, said the response has been overwhelmingly positive since the broadcast of the program. “Programs like Modern Marvels and Living with Ed have really helped us get the message out that it is so easy and convenient to save the environment with products like GreenSwitch. These shows have also hit a nerve with people who just want to save money on their energy costs but didn’t realize that products like GreenSwitch are available,” said Hood.
GreenSwitch provides homeowners the ability to effortlessly and expediently turn off all electronics not being used throughout a home with just one master switch. It is completely wireless and can be retrofitted in an existing home or added during new construction.
The system was originally developed to control energy consumption in the hotel industry. Properties using the GreenSwitch™ system such as Kalahari Resorts, Orchard Garden, Embassy Suites, Westin, Holiday Inn and others, have saved 25 to 45% in energy costs. With those kinds of savings, many of the hotels were recovering their investment in just 10 months to two years, according to Hood.
Once the switch is turned off, a wireless signal is sent to all the GreenSwitch slave components including the wall plugs, light switches and thermostat. All the designated light switches and wall plugs will turn off, while the home’s air conditioning/heating system will automatically set to the unoccupied mode. The unoccupied mode is predetermined by the homeowner during the installation of GreenSwitch.
Placed by the front door, the last one to leave the house simply switches the GreenSwitch to the off position. Upon returning home, wall plugs and air conditioning/heating systems will return to normal mode just by flipping the GreenSwitch to the on position.
GreenSwitch can be overridden, so even when it is on, all the light switches act independently and can be operated normally. The consumer chooses which switches and wall receptacles will be part of the system, so fax machines and other electronics that need constant power would not be added.
“We also provide split receptacles, so if you have an alarm clock and a light switch in the same outlet, your alarm clock can stay on while the light goes off,” said Hood. “We tried to think of everything to make this system as easy and convenient as possible.”
GreenSwitch can be purchased online at www.GreenSwitch.tv. The cost can vary depending on the homeowner’s needs and size of home. By building their own system, the homeowner is given the ability to control their cost.
Installation can also be completed by the homeowner, or by the GreenSwitch dedicated team available with ongoing support and service.
For more information on GreenSwitch, consumers can access the call center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling toll free 1-800-925-5103. A GreenSwitch expert will be more than happy to answer questions and put together a custom quotation for a property.