You May Qualify For a Free Smart Thermostat

The Department of Energy estimates that the average consumer would save 10% a year on heating and cooling costs just by turning the thermostat down/up a bit while they sleep, and smart thermostats make this easy through automation. That’s why some states are offering consumers the chance to save a few bucks. For example, Texas offers consumers a chance to enter a $5,000 sweepstakes in exchange for giving up some control of their thermostats to avoid air-conditioning brownouts. California coughs up $125 to consumers who sign up to allow adjustments to their thermostats. Energy companies across the nation are offering rebates to customers that can lower the price of a smart thermostat all the way down to zero. The easiest and quickest way to see whether you’re eligible for a rebate on a thermostat is to go to Google and enter the name of your gas or electric company + “thermostat rebate.” You should be greeted by a link to a page that explains how much of a rebate you’ll get on which kind of equipment. Some consumers have received a $100 rebate on smart thermostats, others have received a $75 discount, while others have received smart thermostats absolutely free of charge. Be aware: Some power companies may require professional installation of a smart thermostat to be eligible for rebates, but most do not.