The heating and cooling of your home accounts for approximately half of your monthly energy bill. A smart thermostat can help you regulate your energy usage more efficiently, saving you money. Did you know that NV Energy offers Reno homeowners a free smart thermostat for their property? It's true!
How Reno Homeowners Can Get Their Free Smart Thermostat
All Reno homeowners serviced by NV Energy are eligible for a free smart thermostat. All you need is a central air conditioning system and a broadband internet connection with a router. NV Energy utilizes energy-efficient software to keep your smart thermostat working to its fullest potential. They also install a free gateway device on your router. This enables you to communicate with your thermostat via a downloadable app on your smartphone.
What Does the NV Energy Free Smart Thermostat Do?
With the smart thermostat, you customize your own heating and cooling schedule. During the winter, you don't need to heat up an empty house. While everyone is away, program your thermostat to set your heat point lower. Then, a short time before everyone starts to return, heat it up so that your home is comfortable for everyone. Same goes for warmer weather. This saves you from heating or cooling an empty house, lowering your energy usage as well as your monthly bill.
Your smart thermostat helps you keep track of your monthly energy usage. See where you're saving energy and where you need some improvement. The software also helps your AC and heating units run more efficiently automatically. And, with the app, you control what temperature your Reno home stays at even while you're on vacation thousands of miles away.
Community Energy Events
In the summer, energy usage goes up. Between June and September, excess energy usage may trigger community energy events. They tend to last approximately two hours at a time. Right before an official event, your thermostat's software directs it to lower the setpoint by a couple of degrees to cool your Reno home down slightly. Then, while the event takes place, the thermostat will rise 4 degrees above its regular target temperature. Depending on your home's insulation, you may not even notice a difference. Once the event is over, your thermostat will automatically go back to its normal setpoint.
All Reno homeowners have to do to receive their free smart thermostat is to contact NV Energy at (855) 676-9373. Schedule an appointment and they'll send out a tech to install it as soon as possible. Then, sit back, relax, and start saving money and energy.
Originally posted on my Reno real estate blog here: http://www.relocationtoreno.com/2017/11/13/reno-homeowners-receive-free-smart-thermostats-from-nvenergy/.