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Smart Thermostat Program

Keep comfortable and earn cash

With your smart or Wi-Fi thermostat.

If you have central air conditioning, a ducted heat pump or an electric furnace, you can earn rewards by signing up for our Smart Thermostat program.

Choose your rewards

There are two ways to earn rewards – either up front or each season. The choice is up to you.

1. Up-front rewards

Don’t yet have a smart thermostat? We’ll help you install an ecobee or Google Nest thermostat for free or at a deep discount (depending on your heating and cooling system) and enroll you in our thermostat program.

I have a ducted heat pump or electric furnace

Great! You qualify for a free ecobee3 lite or Google Nest Thermostat E, installed virtually, with the help of a professional. Or you can choose a Google Nest Learning Thermostat or ecobee SmartThermostat with voice control for just $50 (an estimated $400 value). 

Just give us a call at 800-235-0578 and we’ll deliver it to you, remotely help you install it, and enroll you in our thermostat program.

I have central air conditioning plus gas heat

You qualify for a Google Nest Thermostat E or ecobee3 lite, professionally installed, for just $50 (an estimated $250 value) or a Google Nest Learning Thermostat or ecobee SmartThermostat with voice control for just $150 (an estimated $400 value).

Just give us a call at 800-235-0578 and we’ll deliver it to you, remotely help you install it, and enroll you in our thermostat program.

I have gas or other heat and no central air, or oil heat and central air

We’re sorry, but you need electric central heat or gas heat plus central air conditioning to qualify for our smart thermostat programs. When you next need to replace your heating system, consider a highly efficient heat pump to save on heating in winter and add summer cooling.

2. Ongoing rewards each season

If you have a qualifying smart or Wi-Fi thermostat or plan to buy one, and you have a heat pump, electric furnace, or central air conditioning, you can earn $25 for signing up for our program and another $25 for each winter and summer you participate.

Purchase and install

Get a $100 instant coupon from Energy Trust of Oregon when you purchase a qualifying smart thermostat.

Enroll

Once your qualifying thermostat is connected to your heat pump, electric furnace or central air, you’re ready to earn rewards by enrolling in our program. Just click on your thermostat from the list of qualifying thermostats below and follow the easy steps.

Earn rewards

You’re ready to earn! When energy demand is high, your thermostat will automatically adjust a few degrees. You don’t need to do anything, but if you don’t like the temperature it sets, you can always override the change. Just remember that to earn rewards, you will want to participate at least half of the time your thermostat wants to adjust.

How the program works FAQ

What are Peak Time Events?

When energy use is high, like on a really hot day or cold morning, your smart or Wi-Fi-enabled thermostat will adjust by 1 to 3 degrees.

  • Most thermostats will automatically pre-heat or pre-cool your home before those peak times, so you may not even notice a difference.
  • By having your thermostat automatically shift some of your energy use away from peak times, you’re helping keep prices low for everyone and enabling the use of more renewable energy.
  • If you’re part of our ongoing rewards program you earn $25 when you participate in at least 50% of events during a summer or winter season.
  • If you’re in our up-front rewards program, you’ll need to participate in at least 50% of the events to stay enrolled in the program.

Do I need to do anything during an event?

Not at all! Just let your thermostat do its thing and make sure no one in your house overrides the settings. Once the event is over the thermostat will return to its regular settings.

When are the participation seasons?

  • Summer season runs June 1 through September 30. Events occur between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on weekdays.
  • Winter season runs December 1 through February 28. Events occur between 7 a.m and 11 a.m. or 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on weekdays.
  • There are typically a handful of events each summer and winter; events last between one and four hours.

How will I know that an event is occurring?

You may see notifications on your thermostat and/or smartphone before and during an event. Each thermostat manufacturer has its own settings, here are some examples.

Ecobee

Ecobee

Nest

Nest

Honeywell

 Honeywell

I didn’t get my seasonal reward. What do I do?

Give us a call at 800-542-8818.

I'm having issues with my thermostat or need help with my thermostat settings.

You can reach your thermostat’s Customer Service team directly at these numbers:

  • Nest 855-469-6378
  • ecobee 877-932-6233
  • Honeywell 800-633-3991

What if I get too hot or cold?

You’re always in control and can change your thermostat setting at any time. To reap your program rewards, make sure to participate in at least 50% of the events during summer and winter. For tips on staying cool in the summer and warm in the winter, check out our seasonal energy saving tips.

How do I unenroll?

Give us a call at 800-542-8818.

* When you install a smart thermostat, you could save $35 to $45 a year on heating costs. If you have a heat pump, you can save even more – about $70 on heating and cooling costs.

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