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!
And this summer, if you're enrolled in the Smart Thermostat program, you'll be entered to win one of five $100 gift cards at the end of the season (learn more about the summer sweepstakes ).
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 by email, on your thermostat or your 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.
When energy use is high, your smart or Wi-Fi-enabled thermostat will adjust by 1 to 3 degrees. Your thermostat will automatically pre-heat or pre-cool your home before those peak times, to keep you comfortable during the event.
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.
As part of the Smart Thermostat community, you’re always in control of your comfort and your health and safety come first. Here’s information about staying safe when the weather heats up .
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 you enrolled in the Smart Thermostat program and had a free or discounted smart thermostat professionally installed in your home between August 9, 2018, and May 31, 2022, you can find program details here. PGE no longer offers installation as part of the Smart Thermostat program.