SmartTemp Year Round

Save year-round. Get up to $96 in bill credits each year you participate.

You already know about earning with SmartTemp. Now you can earn all year long. Enroll in SmartTemp Year Round and you’ll get bill credits annually while helping to reduce demand on the electric grid—and that benefits everyone. When you participate, small, brief adjustments of 1–4°F will be made to your smart thermostat when energy demand is high, any time of the year, with little impact on your comfort.

The typical event lasts 45 minutes to two hours. Once it is over, your system will return the temperature to its normal setting. And, you can easily opt out of an event for any reason.

The following smart thermostats are eligible to participate in SMECO’s SmartTemp Year Round Program.

  • Honeywell Home
  • Lux
  • Google Nest
  • Honeywell TCC
  • Sensi


Up to


in Bill Credits Per Year

$10 each month from June to October, as long as you remain enrolled.

SmartTemp Year Round

Up to


in Bill Credits Per Year

$8 each month throughout the year, as long as you remain enrolled.


What is SMECO’s SmartTemp Year Round Program?
  • SMECO’s SmartTemp Year Round Program is a voluntary program for SMECO residential members who have eligible smart thermostats connected to their central air conditioner/heat pump.
  • SMECO’s SmartTemp Year Round Program is designed to help reduce energy use during times of high energy demand. Reducing demand decreases the use of less efficient and more expensive power sources. That’s good for the environment, and it helps keep energy costs low for everyone.
  • Participants agree to brief thermostat adjustments of 4° or less during peak electric demand periods. Adjustments to your thermostat typically occur on weekdays and last no more than two hours. (Unless there is a system emergency, peak periods do not occur on weekends or holidays.)
  • Participants can receive up to $96 per household per year for participating in SMECO’s SmartTemp Year Round Program.
Which thermostats qualify for the program?
Provider Approved Thermostats Trane ComfortLink Control; RCS Z-Wave Communicating Thermostat; GoControl Z-wave Thermostat; Smart Thermostat; 2GIG Z-Wave Plus™ Battery Powered Thermostat; Trane Z-Wave Thermostat; Linear Thermostat, Smart Thermostat HD (ADC T40K-HD)
Google Nest Google Nest Thermostat, Google Nest Learning Thermostat, Google Nest Thermostat E
Honeywell Home T5+ Smart Thermostat, T6 Pro Smart Thermostat, T9 Smart Thermostat, T10 Smart Thermostat
Honeywell TCC Wi-Fi Smart Color Thermostat, Wi-Fi 7-Day Programmable Thermostat, Wi-Fi 9000 7-Day Programmable Thermostat, 9000 Smart Thermostat, 7-Day Programmable Smart Thermostat, VisionPro 8000 Smart Thermostat, Round Smart Thermostat
Sensi Sensi™ Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat, Sensi Touch Wi-Fi Thermostat, Sensi Lite Smart Thermostat, Sensi Touch 2 Smart Thermostat
How will my thermostat be adjusted?
  • At the start of an adjustment event, your thermostat will be automatically adjusted up to 4° above or below the current temperature setting.
  • The typical event will last 45 minutes to two hours on non-holiday weekday afternoons. Once the event is over, your thermostat will return to its normal setting.


Get answers. Email us or call 877-818-4094.

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