An easy way to manage your energy costs and earn money with smart thermostats
During hot summer and cold winter days, we all use more electricity. To help keep power reliable, affordable and sustainable, PGE’s Energy Partner Smart Thermostat program can install free smart thermostats to help your business use a little less energy when others are using more.
When energy demand is highest, such as a really hot day or cold morning, your thermostat may be automatically adjusted by just a few degrees for a few hours. You probably won’t even notice a difference, but it can make a big difference to your bottom line.
Small actions, big rewards
Not only will these powerful thermostats help you save energy and money year-round, as long as you don’t override more than 50 percent of the Energy Partner events, we also pay you $60 per thermostat twice a year, generating more money for your business.
How to qualify
In order to qualify for Energy Partner Smart Thermostat, you must:
- Have a ducted electric heating or air conditioning system
- Have a permanently installed Wi-Fi network (not a mobile hotspot)
- Own your own space; or if you lease, you should have permission from your property manager to replace your current thermostat(s)
By “ducted” we mean a system that delivers heated or cooled air via a duct system, with vents typically located in the ceiling or floor.
Electric forced air furnaces are a common example of ducted heating systems. Boilers, baseboards, cadet/wall heaters, ductless heat pumps/mini-splits are examples of heating or cooling systems that are non-ducted.
By “permanently” we mean a Wi-Fi network that is installed and always available for regular daily use by you, your customers, or your business partners.
A mobile hotspot, for example, isn’t permanent because such networks are typically only turned on when the device owner is present.