Smart Thermostats Allow Remote Control

Smart thermostats help you control your home's comfort and save energy and money. Austin Energy offers rebates and incentives to help you save even more.

Smart thermostats let you adjust your thermostat from anywhere using your computer or mobile device. They can help you easily create schedules to automate your heating and cooling, saving you energy and money. Some models offer multiple sensors to provide optimal comfort throughout your home. Smart thermostats also integrate with other home automation devices.

Earn $30 When You Buy and Install a Smart Thermostat

Earn a $30 rebate from Austin Energy for buying and installing a new smart thermostat.

  1. View the list of eligible thermostats.
  2. Apply for your $30 rebate within 90 days of purchase. You’ll need:
  • Your receipt.
  • Your thermostat manufacturer, model, and serial number.
  • Your Austin Energy Account number.

Earn $50 When You Enroll Your Thermostat in the Power Partner℠ Program

Homeowners and renters can earn a $50 bill credit for each eligible thermostat enrolled in the Power Partner program, plus $25 annually for each thermostat that remains enrolled.

Starting in the fall, customers will receive their annual incentives within 1-2 billing cycles of the same month in which each eligible thermostat was enrolled. For example, if you enroll your thermostat in June 2023, you will receive your annual $25 incentive between June and July 2024.

As a Power Partner participant, you agree to let Austin Energy adjust your thermostat on high energy use days.

Other Ways to Save on Your Electric Bill

Austin Energy offers rebates and incentives that will help you save energy and money when cooling and heating your home.

Check your energy usage regularly to avoid surprises on your energy bill. You can view your home electric usage anywhere you have internet access simply by logging in to City of Austin Utilities Online Customer Care. You can compare your usage to the previous month or year or to similar homes in your neighborhood. You can also set alerts for higher billing tiers and receive customized energy savings tips.

For an even deeper dive into your usage, including solar panel production info, access the Austin Energy Web App.

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Date last reviewed or modified: 06/01/2023