About the Program
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Easy Cool Rewards is designed to help you save money on your heating and cooling costs year round and to ease demand for electricity during the summer months.
Residential customers of Ohio Edison, The Illuminating Company, and Toledo Edison (FirstEnergy's utilities) with a central air conditioner in good working condition can participate in the program. Window and wall air conditioners do not qualify for the program.
When you enroll in Easy Cool Rewards, we’ll schedule an appointment for a Honeywell technician to come to your home at a convenient time for you. The technician will install and program your new thermostat. That is all you need to do!
Then, during summer months when demand for electricity becomes high, we may cycle your central air conditioner's compressor off and on periodically, which reduces demand for electricity, helping to maintain system reliability on the hottest days of the year. The cycling process will have very little impact on the temperature of your home. During cycling, your air conditioner fan will continue to circulate air throughout your home, and you also may "opt out" of one cycling event per year by calling the Easy Cool Rewards Program customer service hotline.
Although cycling events can be initiated any time they are required, they typically only occur on weekdays between noon and 7 p.m. during the summer months. Typically, air conditioner compressors will be cycled off and on in 15 minute intervals.