Smart Savers Thermostat Program
Receive $85 from us if you have a central air conditioning system and install a qualifying smart thermostat that allows us to make minor, short-term adjustments to your air conditioning that reduce power use during periods of high demand.
Here’s the simple fact that drives this program: the cheapest power is the power you don’t use. Using less power pays off in multiple ways; lower bills for you and more stable costs for everyone since it reduces the need to build new power plants. And the new program will actually reward you for using less power.
How it Works
You can receive $85 from PSEG Long Island if you have a central air conditioning system and install a qualifying smart thermostat that allows us to make minor, short-term adjustments to your air conditioning that reduce power use during periods of high demand for electricity. That reduces strain on the electric system and saves you money. In most cases, you won’t even notice adjustments to the central air conditioning system and you’ll always have ultimate control. Beginning in the second year of participation, you may also receive an additional $25 each year you participate.
Once you have purchased an eligible thermostat from one of the manufacturers shown below, select the link for that company’s website to enroll in the Smart Savers program:
How it Helps
Like rush hour on the road, there are peak times when the need for electricity is great enough to strain the electric system. It can become necessary to build additional capacity into the system or even new power plants – like adding lanes to a highway.
As you can imagine, that’s very costly. It’s far more cost-effective to reduce power use than to produce more of it. While the Smart Savers program offers direct savings for you, everyone wins because the end result is a more efficient electric system running as smoothly as a finely-tuned car on the open road.
Tariff for Electric Service
More detail is currently available in the “Direct Load Control Program” section of LIPA's Tariff for Electric Service.