Change in Rebate Amount:
Due to high program participation, beginning July 1, 2021, the rebate amount for ENERGY STAR® certified smart thermostats will be reduced from $100 to $75. To qualify for the $100 rebate, your thermostat must be purchased on or before June 30, 2021, and must be submitted or postmarked by July 31, 2021.
Save Money and Improve Comfort:
Heating and cooling account for up to 50% of the energy you use at home.*
When you switch to an ENERGY STAR® certified smart thermostat, you can reduce your home’s annual energy use by:
- Controlling your home’s heating and cooling system from your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
- Choosing to “set it and forget it” for greater ease of use and convenience, while saving energy.
- Allowing your thermostat to learn your preferences and automatically adjust temperature settings for improved comfort and performance.
Plus, you can get an up to $75 or $100 rebate for making the switch!** See the below tabs for additional information on the rebates available.
Ways to Participate:
Ready to get started? Choose the option that’s best for you.
Up to $75 Rebate:
- Purchase a qualified smart thermostat from any Maryland retailer, and then submit the online rebate form or mail in a completed rebate form (PDF). Alternatively, get an in-store instant rebate from participating Maryland retailers or from SMECO’s Online Store.
If you purchase your appliance online, you must pay the Maryland Sales and Use Tax to be eligible to receive your rebate. If the retailer did not include sales tax on the transaction, you can go to the Comptroller of Maryland website for more information.
- Option 1: Work with a Authorized HVAC Contractor to purchase and install an eligible smart thermostat. Then the contractor will submit a rebate form on your behalf. Installation fees vary by contractor.
- Option 2: Schedule a home energy analysis through SMECO’s HEIP program and work with an approved contractor to install a Honeywell thermostat and schedule a no-cost installation. Visit the No-Cost Installation tab to get details.
- Option 3: Build an ENERGY STAR Certified New Home with a SMECO participating builder, who will install a smart thermostat and submit a rebate form on your behalf.
$100 Instant Rebate Plus No-Cost Installation:
- Schedule your appointment for a home energy analysis through the Home Energy Improvement Program. As you start the scheduling process, click “yes” when asked to indicate your interest in an instant $100 rebate and no-cost installation.
An approved HVAC Installation Contractor will contact you to determine which eligible smart thermostat (Honeywell) you want to purchase and have installed in your home. Smart thermostat must be purchased through the HEIP HVAC Contractor to be eligible for no-cost installation. Units purchased via retailers or SMECO Online Store are not eligible for the HEIP no-cost installation service.
**To be eligible for a rebate, you must be a SMECO residential customer-member with a heat pump or central AC, and you must purchase a qualifying smart thermostat directly or through a participating contractor. Limit three thermostat rebates per household.
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.