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Smart Thermostats

$50 cash incentive

Installing a smart thermostat can help you reduce energy costs and keep your home comfortable year-round. Smart thermostats use sensors to tell when you’re away and can learn your daily schedule and even use local weather information to make energy-saving temperature changes automatically.

Ready to buy one for your home? Save $50 with an instant coupon today >

Available in Oregon and Washington
  1. Establish your eligibility.

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    If you live in Oregon, you must heat your home with electricity or natural gas provided by Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, NW Natural, Cascade Natural Gas or Avista.

    If you live in Washington, you must heat your home with natural gas provided by NW Natural.

  2. Purchase a qualifying thermostat model.

    To receive an instant coupon, visit energytrust.org/coupon. Answer a few simple questions to confirm your eligibility and you’ll be emailed a coupon that can be used in-store at checkout or online depending on the retailer.*

    *Coupons are specific to each retailer and may only be used at the retailer you select.

  3. Did you already purchase your thermostat?

    Apply online within 60 days of purchase. View a list of qualifying models to ensure eligibility, then apply online within 60 days of purchase to receive an incentive check in the mail.

    Be sure to include a copy of your receipt or invoice showing proof of purchase. Please allow six to eight weeks for incentive processing and payment.

The following incentive is available for homes primarily heated by an electric forced-air furnace, gas forced-air furnace or ducted heat pump.

Smart thermostat: $50

To qualify for this incentive, your smart thermostat must be included in Energy Trust’s list of qualified products, be connected to the internet through your Wi-Fi network and configured with your home’s location.

Incentives are subject to funding availability and may change. Limit one incentive per residence. Incentive offers from Energy Trust cannot be combined and customers may only receive the instant coupon or cash-back incentive. Offer also cannot be combined with other thermostat incentives or the heat pump advanced control incentive.

Not sure which thermostat is right for you? Compare features of the two most popular smart thermostat brands below.

FeaturesNestecobee
Adjust thermostat from phone
Remote temperature sensor
Annual energy savings
ENERGY STAR® certified
Monthly energy report
Smart algorithms
Occupancy room sensor included
Amazon Alexa built-in

Compatibility check

See if your new smart thermostat is compatible with your home’s wires.

Set up your thermostat with ease

So long are the days of struggling to install your thermostat. With these quick and easy to follow installation videos, you’ll be saving energy in no time.

Can I use a smart thermostat with any heating system?

No. Smart thermostats work with most heating systems such as gas or electric forced-air furnaces and ducted heat pumps. Smart thermostats are incompatible with zonal heating systems like baseboards or cadet heaters. If you have questions about your heating system or compatibility, we recommend talking with a trade ally contractor about your options.

What should I do with my old thermostat after upgrading?

Once you’ve installed your new smart thermostat, you can recycle your old thermostat at any location that accepts electronics for recycling. You can also search for nearby recycling locations at www.thermostat-recycle.org/zipsearch.

Which retailers will accept the $50 instant coupon?

When you visit www.energytrust.org/coupon, participating retailers will be based on the thermostat model you select. The following retailers will accept our coupon:

  • Lowe’s in-store
  • Lowes.com
  • Best Buy in-store
  • BestBuy.com
  • Home Depot in-store
  • Nest.com
  • ecobee.com

Coupons are specific to each retailer and may not be transferred or used at other retailers. Coupons are only valid on qualifying models.

What products are eligible for the $50 instant coupon?

The following smart thermostats are eligible for the $50 instant coupon:

  • Google Nest E
  • Google Nest Learning Thermostat
  • ecobee4
  • ecobee SmartThermostat with Voice Control

Although the ecobee3 qualifies for a $50 cash-back incentive, this model is not available through the online coupon generator and is not eligible for the instant coupon offer. Customers who wish to purchase an ecobee3 may apply for a cash-back incentive after purchase through the online application form. Please also note that the ecobee3 lite model does not qualify for any incentive offering.

Do you need my original receipt when applying for a cash-back rebate?

No, a copy of your receipt is fine. Please keep in mind that we can only accept receipts that clearly show the model number, retailer, price, proof of payment and date of purchase.

I don’t have a digital copy of my receipt. Can I still apply online for a cash-back rebate?

No. In order to complete our online application, you must attach a digital copy of your store receipt or invoice. If you are unable to obtain a digital copy of your receipt or invoice, click here to download a copy of our paper application and send it to us in one of the following ways:

Email: residentialforms@energytrust.org
Fax: 1.866.516.7592
Mail: Energy Trust of Oregon
Residential
818 SW 3rd Ave #215
Portland, OR 97204

The online cash-back rebate application will not accept my home address. Can I still apply online?

If we cannot verify your address in the online application, you will not be able to apply online and will need to submit a paper application in one of the following ways:

Email: residentialforms@energytrust.org
Fax: 1.866.516.7592
Mail: Energy Trust of Oregon
Residential
818 SW 3rd Ave #215
Portland, OR 97204

Questions?

Give us a call at 1.866.368.7878 or send us an email at residential@energytrust.org.