Send a Text-Message to Your Thermostat... to Change the Temperature
The new feature is set to begin testing by Allegheny Power in Maryland sometime next year. The technology is an extension of the already smart-sounding temperature sensors currently in homes that are able to be controlled over the Internet. Texting would let homeowners use their cell phones to turn up the heat (or AC) as they head home from work, or turn things down on the way to the office.
Mind you, regardless of how much money you might save on your heating bill, you should never text your thermostat while driving -- never, ever, ever. [From: MyFox Washington, D.C.]