SmartTemp Program

Reduce Your Energy Use & Receive up to $100 Your First Year

Smart thermostats are an easy and convenient way to manage your home’s energy use

  • SMECO’s SmartTemp program can take your smart thermostat one step further to optimize your home’s energy use when energy demand is high
  • In return, you can earn $50 just for enrolling, plus up to $50 in bill credits each year you participate

How Does It Work?

When you enroll your smart thermostat, SMECO will make small, brief adjustments* during times of peak electric demand.

    • During those short adjustments, your smart thermostat will cycle your AC compressor to reduce the high energy demand on the electric grid
    • Thermostat adjustments will affect the temperature of your home by a few degrees, with minimal impact on comfort. Your central AC fan will continue to circulate air throughout your home.
    • You can opt-out of an event at any time, for any reason
    • Once the typical 2 to 3-hour event is over, your smart thermostat will trigger your AC system to automatically resume operation and adjust the temperature to your normal setting and schedule
    • Reducing energy demand during peak periods increases sustainability and benefits all members in the SMECO community
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EmPOWER Maryland programs are funded by a charge on your energy bill. EmPOWER programs can help you reduce your energy consumption and save you money. Learn more about EmPOWER and how you can participate.