HOTSTART TwinStat™ Heater Cord Offered by Avista Utilities to customers with Fleet Operations

September 21, 2016

Spokane, Wash. – HOTSTART’s TwinStat™ Heater Cords are eligible as an energy efficient, idle reduction solution for Avista Utilities customers looking to keep their fleet heated and ready to start. The TwinStat™ cord combines on engine mounted remote thermostat with an ambient temperature thermostat to maximize energy efficiency. When the weather is warm, the heater will remain off, saving energy. When the temperature drops, the heater will automatically begin heating your engine – without any timers or guesswork. Available with push-on or threaded connection adaptors in a variety of cord lengths, the TwinStat™ cord easily installs with your existing in-block heater.

Information on the Avista Fleet Heat program is available at with a downloadable form for Avista customers to fill out to qualify for the heater cord.

HOTSTART ( is a leading developer and manufacturer of diesel engine block heaters. The company was established in 1942 with the original patent for engine coolant heating. Today, the HOTSTART product line includes coolant heaters, oil heaters, battery pads and wraps, controls, harnesses and complete systems. These products are used on diesel engines to provide easy starts, immediate full power, reduced engine wear, reduced emissions and reduced fuel consumption. Applications include standby generator sets, locomotives, equipment/machinery, gas pipeline compressors, heavy duty trucks and marine. HOTSTART is headquartered in Spokane, Washington with offices in Siegburg, Germany, Tokyo, Japan and Katy, Texas.