Thermostat Optimization Plus (TOP) Saver

Get the Most Out of Your Smart Thermostat:

Make your smart thermostat even smarter! It already helps you save energy and money. But you can enroll in our TOP Saver program to save even more—up to 3 percent annually.*

Every home is different. Thermostat optimization uses the weather and data from your smart thermostat to learn about your house’s unique patterns when your system is in heating or cooling mode. This information is then used to trigger automatic, small adjustments that help you save energy and stay comfortable. The first step is to get your smart thermostat on a schedule.

Have a Nest Thermostat? Nest does not currently have an online enrollment option. Eligible Nest thermostats will receive a notification to opt into the SMECO TOP Saver program through their Nest thermostat or mobile app.

Schedule Big Savings, Stay Comfortable:

Instead of keeping an empty house the same temperature as a busy household, you can put your smart thermostat on a schedule that works with your lifestyle. You can have different temperature settings when you’re at home and when you’re away.

This is called setting a schedule with “setback.” It usually means that your home’s temperature may change as much as 8 degrees Fahrenheit when you’re not home. But you can customize the degree range so your pets stay comfortable while you’re out.

When you use a setback option, your smart thermostat will determine the optimal time to start heating or cooling your home so it’s comfortable by the time you return. Take the guesswork out of setting a schedule and start with our suggested temperature settings for every season.

You can set a schedule on the smart thermostat itself, or you can use the app or web portal that is linked to your device.

Virtual Energy Analysis:

A virtual energy analysis is a simple way to put your data to work—so you get more out of your home and save even more energy and money.

A virtual energy analysis uses data from your thermostat, the weather, and your energy consumption. Then you get targeted suggestions for how to improve comfort and reduce energy bills.

As a member of the TOP Saver Program, you’ll get a customized recommendation at the end of each heating and cooling season to let you know how your home is doing.

Join Our Program:

After you’ve set your schedule, you can enroll in our TOP Saver program to save up to 3 percent annually.*

A list of eligible smart thermostats can be found here.

Have a Nest Thermostat? Nest does not currently have an online enrollment option. Eligible Nest thermostats will receive a notification to opt into the SMECO TOP Saver program through their Nest thermostat or mobile app.

Learn More:

SMECO has partnered with Nest and Whisker Labs for this program. Check out our answers to some Frequently Asked Questions.

*Participating customer-members may enjoy heating and cooling savings up to 3 percent more than what is traditionally attributed to smart thermostats.

This program supports EmPOWER Maryland.

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