Smart thermostats give homeowners more control over their heating and cooling energy use. We offer a $100 rebate for the installation of a smart thermostat.
Benefits of Smart Thermostats
- Energy savings – Smart thermostats have sensors to detect movement, and will automatically lower the temperature in the house to cut energy waste when you’re away.
- Set temperature remotely – Control your heating and cooling system from anywhere through apps on your smartphone or tablet.
- Track energy use – The apps built into the smart thermostat allow users to track how many hours their heating or cooling system has been in use.
The following qualified products may be self-installed or installed by a professional.
To take advantage of a smart thermostat, a house must have Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi allows the thermostat to get a home report using weather data, to update settings automatically, and to connect to smartphones or tablets.
|ecobee||ecobee 3, ecobee 4, ecobee Smart Thermostat with Voice Control|
|Nest||Nest 3rd Generation, NestE|
|Carrier||Cor – TP-WEM01-A|
High-Efficiency Heat Pumps: Power Your Home for Less
If you have electric heat, you could save up to 40% to heat your home, while adding air conditioning and other benefits, including:
- Constant, even temperatures
- Summer cooling that’s more efficient than typical air conditioning
- Easier on the environment
- Better indoor air quality, since heat pumps circulate indoor air longer and filter it more often than other systems.
- Reliable performance for 15 or more years
- Quiet operation
Understanding Heat Pump Efficiency Ratings
Heat pump efficiency is rated in several ways. The higher the numbers, the more efficient the heat pump. Here’s what you need to know about ratings:
- HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor) is a rating for seasonal heating efficiency.
- SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) is a rating for seasonal cooling efficiency.
- EER (Energy Efficiency Ratio) is a rating for instantaneous cooling efficiency. This also is how window air conditioners are rated, making easier comparisons.
- New heat pumps typically range from 7.7 to 10 HSPF and from 13 to 18 SEER.
Efficiency ratings are important if you want to qualify for discounts, tax credits, or cash incentives.
To qualify for a $200 instant discount from an approved contractor, your heat pump must be a minimum ARI certified 7.7 HSPF and 13 SEER. The heat pump system must meet PGE installation specifications.