Nest Can Help You Earn $75 with Rush Hour Rewards
Summer is almost here, and with it the hot temperatures that can drive us to escape indoors with where air conditioning can keep us cool and comfortable. Running your air conditioning has a cost, though. If you have a Nest thermostat, signing up for Rush Hour Rewards can save you money on your bill and earn you up to $75. Here's how Rush Hour works:
During certain times of day, demand for electricity can spike. To cover this higher demand for energy, United Power must either purchase expensive peak power or encourage members to shift energy use to different times of the day.
With Rush Hour Rewards, your Nest thermostat will automatically shift energy use away from those peak times to help us reduce load on the electric grid. And when you help us save, we’ll pass those savings along to you.
If you have a Nest thermostat, you can enroll in Rush Hour Rewards and earn a $50 rebate from United Power. At the end of this summer, you’ll earn an additional $25 if you stay enrolled in Rush Hour Rewards. Continue to earn $25 at the end of each summer that you are enrolled.
Advantages of Smart Thermostats
Heating and cooling account for as much as half of your home energy costs. Making smart decisions about your home’s HVAC system can have a big effect on your utility bills.
Energy experts have long agreed that consumers can save by following efficiency tips like tune-ups, duct sealing and regular filter changes, but programmable thermostats are also another easy recommendation consumers can implement for savings.
Now, the latest advances in smart thermostats are adding tools to your energy savings toolbox. And energy experts agree: smart thermostats, like the Nest Learning Thermostat, will help you save money and improve your comfort.
Above and beyond the programmable temperature settings of a standard digital thermostat, a smart thermostat’s Wi-Fi connection enables much more. Smart thermostats offer consumers some pretty smart features, and they all add up to savings for you.
- Adjusts Automatically
Sensing features in smart thermostats learn your schedule and adjust automatically. Your thermostat knows when you’re gone so your AC won’t run while you’re away.
- Adapts to Your Household
In addition to knowing when you’re around, your smart thermostat uses learning features to automatically adjust thermostat settings based on local weather, changing seasons and system performance.
- Control Temperature Remotely
Through web and mobile apps, you can check in on your home, and adjust the temperature settings at any location with internet access.
- Program with Ease
Modern screen designs and easy-to-use apps make programming temperatures or activating settings like “vacation mode” a breeze.
- Analyze Your Energy Use
Reports and “badges” let you know how your energy use is tracking and then give you a pat on the back when you’re saving.
If you have thought about stepping foot into the smart thermostat market, now is the perfect time. In addition to the suite of products available to complement your smart thermostat – like doorbells, smoke detectors and cameras – lower priced economy models are now available with constantly improving mobile app features that seamlessly integrate with other smart home technology.