November 11, 2020
Utilities Kingston is offering a $100 bill credit on the purchase of smart thermostats to its natural gas and electricity customers, and they must apply by Dec. 31, 2020 due to funding requirements. This Save on Energy program is offered by Utilities Kingston and Kingston Hydro in collaboration with the Independent Electricity System Operator.
“We want to help our customers save energy. A smart thermostat helps you conserve the energy used to heat or cool your home and saves you money on your biggest home energy cost,” says Caitlin Newey, Conservation Officer for Utilities Kingston. She notes that this conservation program is supported in part by the Independent Electricity System Operator. Customers must apply by December 31, 2020 as the funding ends then.
Smart thermostats use motion and occupancy sensors to automatically adjust temperatures and maximize energy-efficiency. Users can also adjust the thermostat remotely via WiFi.
“Getting a smart thermostat is a great step you can take to reduce energy-related greenhouse gas emissions. Conservation also extends the life of utility infrastructure,” says Newey.
Residents who receive both gas and electricity services from Utilities Kingston can find out more and apply online.
How It Works
- Buy and install a smart thermostat that meets the technical requirements. The program applies to smart thermostats purchased and installed from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2020.
- Complete the online application by Dec. 31 and send proof of payment to Utilities Kingston.
- If you are eligible, Utilities Kingston will apply a credit of $100 to your utility account. (You must receive both gas and electricity services from Utilities Kingston.)
Subject to additional terms and conditions. Review the complete eligibility requirements and find answers to frequently asked questions.
Tips To Save Energy This Heating Season
- Air leaks account for the largest amount of heat loss from your home! Seal leaks around light fixtures, plumbing stacks, windows, exterior doors, attic hatches, pipe and wire entrances, wood-burning fireplaces, electrical outlets, and ceiling fans.
- Clean or replace the furnace filter frequently to keep your furnace operating efficiently.
- Have a licensed HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) professional service your furnace yearly to ensure it is operating at maximum efficiency.
- In the winter set your traditional thermostat to 20°C when you are home and 18°C overnight or when away. Better yet, use a smart thermostat that automatically senses occupancy to adjust temperatures and maximize energy-efficiency.
Get more tips to save water, energy and money at UtilitiesKingston.com.