Installing a smart thermostat is a simple step to help you save energy and contribute to a clean energy future. If your home’s heating or cooling system qualifies, you can also earn rewards when you enroll in our Smart Thermostat program. Browse all enrollment options below.
If your home has central air conditioning, an electric forced air furnace or ducted heat pump your smart thermostat can help save on your bill when you enroll in PGE’s Smart Thermostat program. Don’t have a smart thermostat yet? They cost less than you think , and you can install them even if you’re renting (just check with your landlord first).
When you enroll in the program, your thermostat will automatically shift some of your energy use away from peak times. This helps use more sustainable energy resources, lower costs and continue to provide you with reliable energy. It's that simple!
It’s as easy as doing nothing. Once enrolled, your thermostat will automatically adjust a few degrees when energy demand is high – this is called a Peak Time Event. You’ll be notified before an event on your thermostat or smartphone app, and if you don’t like the temperature it sets, you can always override the change.
You earn $25 each summer and winter season you are able participate. You must participate in at least half of the Peak Time Event hours each season to earn the reward.
Summer season runs June 1 through September 30. Winter season runs December 1 through February 28.
You enroll directly with your smart thermostat’s manufacturer. If installing a thermostat isn’t your thing, you may qualify to have us help you install one in your home.
When energy demand is high, your smart or Wi-Fi-enabled thermostat will adjust by 1 to 3 degrees. Most thermostats will automatically pre-heat or pre-cool your home before those peak times when energy use is lower, so you may not even notice a difference.
There are typically 5 to 6 events each summer and winter with the ability to call a maximum of 15 events; events last between 1 and 4 hours.
Summer season runs June 1 through Sept. 30. Events occur between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on weekdays.
Winter season runs Dec. 1 through Feb. 28. Events occur between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. or 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on weekdays.
Remember, to earn your reward you must participate in at least half of the event hours each season you are able to participate.
If you have questions about your reward or wish to unenroll, give us a call 800-542-8818.
Get answers to frequently asked Smart Thermostat questions.
Call your thermostat’s customer service line if you have issues with your thermostat or need help with your thermostat settings.
If installing a smart thermostat isn’t your thing, you can have one installed with the help of a professional for free or at a deep discount (depending on your heating and cooling system). You’ll still enjoy the benefits of a smart thermostat, but you won’t get seasonal rewards.