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 $85 When You Enroll Your Thermostat in the Power Partner℠ Program

Earn an $85 bill credit for each eligible smart thermostat you enroll in the voluntary Power Partner program. The program allows Austin Energy to adjust your thermostat by a few degrees only as needed to help manage high community energy use, known as peak energy demand.

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: 02/01/2023