Reduce Your Energy Use and 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.
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 2-3 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.
SMECO CoolSentry program participants are not eligible for SMECO’s SmartTemp program.
*Enrolled thermostats will be adjusted by no more than four degrees during peak periods.
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.