TUSTIN, Calif. — On Oct. 25, Riverside, California-based RighTime Home Services installed eight Wi-Fi thermostats at the Tustin Veterans Outpost Housing Facility in Tustin, California. These thermostats allow the team to program the temperature and energy usage for the entire housing facility from one device as well as save money and energy over time.

The Orange County Rescue Mission’s Tustin Veterans Outpost, established in May 2016, houses 32 homeless veterans. At the core of Orange County Rescue Mission’s Tustin Veterans Outpost is the hope that every homeless veteran who wants to change his or her life has the opportunity. The Tustin Veterans Outpost is a place to find the relief, restoration, and empowerment each homeless veteran needs to fully transition to civilian life. Dedicated to serving veterans year-round, RighTime immediately set the wheels in motion to help the OC Rescue Mission after hearing of its need for better HVAC control.

RighTime partnered with Johnstone Supply to donate the eight Wi-Fi thermostats, valued at over $1,200, as well as the labor and time at no charge. The new thermostats installed in the Veteran’s Outpost Housing Facility will not only keep the residents cool and comfortable in the summer and warm in the winter, but they will also give the team peace of mind with accessibility and money-saving abilities. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Energy Star program, homes with Wi-Fi-enabled thermostats save an average of $180 per year on heating and cooling.

“Giving back to our veteran community has always been a priority to us at RighTime,” said Brian Remington, general manager, RighTime Home Services, Orange County. “In Orange County, at least 4,500 veterans are on waiting lists for affordable housing, and 6,048 are unemployed at any one time. We are thrilled to join the OC Rescue Mission in its efforts to help homeless veterans across the county.”

Publication date: 11/21/2016

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