Smart Thermostats

Program Update: The Energy Efficiency Programs offered by FirstEnergy’s Ohio utilities will be ending on September 30, 2020.
Applications must be received by September 30, 2020 in order to be eligible for rebates. If you had qualifying services performed prior to this deadline, you may submit a rebate application. All applications must be submitted within 90 days of installation and postmarked or submitted online by September 30, 2020.

Save Big with a $75 Smart Thermostat Instant Rebate

Residential customers of Ohio Edison, The Illuminating Company and Toledo Edison can receive up to a $75 instant rebate on the purchase of an ENERGY STAR® certified smart thermostat. Smart thermostats may be purchased in stores or online. The instant rebate is paid in the form of a Mastercard® Prepaid Card*. The Card is delivered via email for qualifying purchases, and you can select either a virtual card, available instantly, or a physical card sent via mail in 7-15 days.

Submit your rebate online or download the mail-in rebate form to receive your Mastercard Prepaid Card. All rebate applications must be postmarked or submitted online by September 30, 2020.

Features and Benefits of Switching to a Smart Thermostat

A smart thermostat is a Wi-Fi enabled device that automatically adjusts heating and cooling temperature settings in your home for optimal performance. With remote features, you can regulate the temperature and comfort settings for your home based on your schedule. This provides proven energy savings and environmental benefits, along with added insight and convenience. ENERGY STAR® rated smart thermostats have been independently certified, based on actual field data, to deliver energy savings.**

Households with a smart thermostat see significant savings on their heating and cooling costs. For the average household, half of the energy costs are due to heating and cooling – more than $900 per year. Being smart about how you control your temperature settings will help you save money and stay comfortable in your home. A smart thermostat offers a range of modern features and advanced capabilities:

Comfort on the go: Adjust your thermostat settings from your phone or tablet whether you are home, on the road, or on vacation. Many smart thermostats are now compatible with smart home devices such as Amazon Echo and Google Home so you can control your settings with voice commands. Additionally, ENERGY STAR certified smart thermostats quickly enter a low-power standby mode when inactive.

Home and Away modes: Your thermostat uses your smartphone to understand your location. Miles from home? Then you likely don’t need your AC on. But just a block away, heading home? Your thermostat will make sure your home is just the way you like when you arrive.

Alerts and Reminders: Your smart thermostat can also give you notifications on weather forecasts and humidity levels, and alerts on the condition of your HVAC system to let you know if anything is functioning sub-optimally.

Smart Algorithms and Learning: Some smart thermostats are capable of learning your family’s schedule and adapting to automatically adjust temperature settings to keep you comfortable when you are home but switching to energy-saving settings when you are away using a combination of occupancy sensors and algorithms.


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