We offer a rebate to members who install a smart thermostat in their home.
Effective Rebate Dates: July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023. Units purchased prior to July 1, 2022 are not eligible.
Maximum of $150 will be paid on the basis of one rebate for each new qualifying smart thermostat purchased and installed. Rebate may not exceed fifty percent (50%) of the thermostat unit cost (excluding tax and installation costs). A maximum of two rebates will be paid per consumer-member residence during the current program year. Rebate is limited- offer expires when funds are depleted on a first-come, first served basis, or when program is discontinued.
- Member-consumer must be homeowner of record for the residence.
- Smart thermostat must be new and Energy Star® rated at the time of purchase and installation. See www.energystar.gov for current Energy Star® specifications.
- The residential home where the smart thermostat is installed must have broadband access.
- Smart thermostat must be Wi-Fi connected.
- Smart thermostat must be installed in compliance with the National Electric Code and local or Ohio Electric Code requirements. Qualifying thermostat may be installed by member-homeowner or a qualified installer.
- The Cooperative reserves the right to inspect the smart thermostat and its installation and verify its eligibility for rebate.
What are "Smart Thermostats"?
Smart thermostats keep you comfortable when you're home and save energy while you're away. Smart thermostats are connected, allowing you to control them remotely from your mobile device. And, some models can even program themselves based on your habits. Smart thermostat are simple to install and can help make your life easier.
To see how much you can save with smart devices, like thermostats, visit www.whatissmartenergy.org/
Benefits of Smart Thermostats
An average American household spends between $1000-$2000 annually on heating and cooling. Equipping your HVAC system with smart technology can help you stay comfortable and save year-round.
A smart thermostat allows you to program a schedule with set temperatures based on your routine. You can be comfortable at home when you need it and stop wasting energy heating or cooling an empty house when you're away. With these intelligent devices, you could save 10% on heating and cooling.
One of the best things about smart thermostats? You don't have to stick to a set schedule. Unlike regular programmable thermostats, smart thermostats offer the flexibility of switching up your settings whenever you'd like and from wherever you'd like. You can adjust your set schedule or even change the current temperature setting in real-time through a smartphone-connected app.
But smart thermostats can also do it for you. It learns your habits and daily routines and makes adjustments accordingly. A smart thermostat can even interact with other devices, such as your smartphone or fitness tracker, to tell how soon you'll arrive home or when you'll wake up. Based on that extra data, the thermostat can automatically adjust the settings without you having to lift a finger.
It's not all about comfort and saving money; smart thermostats can make your home safer, too. Many smart thermostats are equipped with safety settings that can turn your HVAC system on or off — depending on the situation — and alert you immediately.
If your home reaches a temperature at which your pipes could freeze, a smart thermostat can turn on the heat. Some smart thermostats can also sense carbon monoxide leaks or smoke and turn off the heat as a precaution.
Smart thermostats may adapt their settings based on your habits, but they can also help you adjust those habits to save more energy. Many provide reports or allow you to access your analytics in an app to observe how your energy usage has changed over time.
A smart thermostat can predict how your current habits will likely affect your energy costs over time and even suggest what you can change. That means you can save even more in the future.