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EnergyWise Home

Enroll to get up to $75 in bill credits!

Why Enroll?

Successfully enrolling your qualifying air conditioner, electric heat strips and water heater in EnergyWise® Home is an easy way to get bill credits for helping reduce energy use. A few times a year, we’ll send a signal to briefly reduce their runtimes during peak electric demand periods in the summer and/or winter.

You receive rewards for your participation and help make a difference in your community.

How it Works

  • Air Conditioning

    Get up to $25 in annual bill credits for allowing us to install a small device near your outside AC unit to temporarily reduce its runtime on a few summer days during peak electric demand.

  • Heat Strips and/or Water Heater

    Get up to $50 in annual bill credits for allowing us to install a small device (normally near your outside heat pump unit) to temporarily restrict heat strip operation on a few winter days during peak electric demand.

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Rewards

Enroll all three appliances and get up to $75!

You will receive your first bill credit within one to two billing cycles after the EnergyWise Home device is installed – and again every year you remain on the program. Rewards are limited to one per service address.

  • Air Conditioning

    Initial bill credit: $25
    Annual bill credit: $25

  • Heat Strips

    Initial bill credit: $25
    Annual bill credit: $25

  • Water Heater

    Initial bill credit: $25
    Annual bill credit: $25

Demand Events

Summer — May 1 through Sept. 30
To reduce peak summer energy demand, a signal may occasionally be sent to the EnergyWise Home device to temporarily reduce the air conditioner's runtime during the event. Except for a rare system emergency, events normally occur on weekday afternoons.

Winter — Dec. 1 through March 31
To reduce peak winter energy demand, a signal may occasionally be sent to the EnergyWise Home device(s). We temporarily cycle off the enrolled strip heat and/or water heater for the duration of the event (no more than four hours). The heat pump compressor is not affected and can continue to operate during the event. Except for a rare system emergency, events normally occur in the morning.

What to expect
During an EnergyWise Home event, your home’s indoor temperature will change a few degrees. The changes in your home will depend on many variables – the outside temperature, the size of your heating and air conditioning unit, the amount of sunlight coming in through windows and the length of the event.

After the event period ends, 1) your heating and air conditioning unit may run continuously until your home reaches your thermostat’s original setting and 2) new hot water will be re-heated quickly. Unless you use all your hot water during our short event period, your water heater tank should have plenty of hot water even after an event.
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