Smart Thermostat

Smart Thermostat Deals

As smart technology marches into our homes and workplaces in droves, energy companies are looking for ways to incentivize customers to take the leap. Smart thermostats are efficient and precise, allowing you to easily control your home’s temperature. 

Overall, smart thermostats can help you save money, but there are other factors to consider when deciding whether one is a good fit for you.

Key Takeaways

  • Many smart thermostats allow for remote control of temperatures. They may also track and learn from energy usage to make adjustments based on your lifestyle, helping you save money over time.
  • Several electricity providers, including some in Texas, offer rebates, credit, and other rewards for updating their power systems to a new smart thermostat. 
  • While financial support is a strong incentive to invest in a smart thermostat, make sure you’re aware of its downsides before making the switch.

Smart Thermostat Offers

StatePower CompanyPromotion
ArizonaAPS$30 bill credit
CaliforniaLADWP$100 rebate
CaliforniaSoCalGas$75 rebate
CaliforniaSouthern California Edison$75 rebate
ColoradoXcel Energy$50 rebate
GeorgiaGeorgia Power$75 rebate
IdahoAvista Utilities$20/unit utility rebate
IdahoRocky Mountain Power$75 rebate
IlinoisAmeren Illinois$125 rebate
IllinoisComEd$75 rebate
IllinoisMidAmerican EnergyUp to $75 rebate
IllinoisPeoples Gas$25 rebate
IndianaAEP Indiana Michigan Power$25 rebate
IndianaVectren$75 rebate
IowaAlliant Energy$100 rebate
IowaMidAmerican EnergyUp to $75 rebate
LouisianaSWEPCO$75 rebate
MarylandBaltimore Gas & Electric$75 rebate
MarylandPEPCO$75 rebate
MassachusettsBerkshire GasUp to $100 rebate
MassachusettsNational Grid Massachusetts$25 rebate
MichiganAEP Indiana Michigan Power$25 rebate
MichiganSEMCO Energy$100 rebate
MichiganDTE Energy$50 rebate
MinnesotaALP Utilities$25 rebate
MissouriAmeren Missouri$100 rebate
NevadaNV Energyfree smart thermostat
New HampshireLiberty Utilities$25 rebate
New YorkConsolidated Edison$135 rebate
New YorkNational Grid Long Island$75 rebate
New YorkNational Grid NYC$75 rebate
New YorkNational Grid Upstate$75 rebate
North CarolinaDuke Energy$75 rebate
OklahomaAEP Public Service Co of OK$75 rebate
OregonAvista Utilities$75 rebate
OregonPortland General Electric$50 rebate
OregonCascade Natural Gas$50 rebate
OregonNW Natural Gas$100 rebate
OregonPacific Power$100 rebate
OregonEnergy Trust$80 – $100 incentive
PennsylvaniaChampion Energy$50 rebate
PennsylvaniaPPL$50 – $100 rebate
PennsylvaniaUGI Electric$50 rebate
PennsylvaniaUGI Gas$100 rebate
Rhode IslandNational Grid Rhode Island$50 rebate
South CarolinaDuke Energy$75 rebate
South DakotaMidAmerican Energy$25 rebate
TexasChampion Energy$50 rebate
TexasCoServRush Hour Rewards
TexasCPS Energyfree Honeywell WiFi Thermostat
TexasDirect Energy$25 rebate
TexasGexa EnergyUp to 2 free smart thermostats
TexasReliant Energy$25 rebate
TexasSWEPCO$75 rebate
TexasTriEagle Energyfree Honeywell WiFi Thermostat
UtahDominion EnergyUp to $30 rebate
UtahRocky Mountain Power$75 rebate
VermontBurlington Electric$50 rebate
VermontVermont Gasup to $100 rebate
VirginiaColumbia Gas of Virginia$50 rebate
WashingtonAvista Utilitiesup to $70 rebate
WashingtonPacific Power$50 rebate
WashingtonPuget Sound Energy$75 rebate
WisconsinAlliant Energy$100 rebate
WisconsinWisconsin Utilities$100 rebate

Remote Control of Thermostats by Electricity Company

While smart thermostats can help save you money, they may also come with unintended consequences. Recently, many energy companies have come under fire for programs that allow remote control of thermostats. These programs allow companies to adjust the thermostat settings of customers from afar.

These temperature adjustments are typically minor and brief – their stated intent is to alleviate stress on power grids during periods of peak demand. However, some critics have expressed concern, especially in areas subject to warm temperatures. 

Some customers report waking up to unusually warm temperatures that, in some cases, could prove to be dangerous for children, pets, and others.

Overall, the controversy surrounding this topic indicates a clear need for better communication and transparency from energy companies. While customers can opt-out of these programs, many are unaware they’ve enrolled in the first place. Despite the importance of this energy-saving strategy, it has sparked a larger conversation about customer awareness.

As a result, if you’re considering bringing smart technology into your home, it’s important to be aware of circumstances like these. Knowing what to expect can help you make informed decisions about which program(s) you sign up for. Never hesitate to ask your energy provider questions about your smart thermostat system.