This Smart Thermostat Could Cut Your HVAC Energy Usage by About 23% — And You Could Get it for Free

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Take a look at your electricity bill from last month. Is it in the hundreds? More?

Even if you have energy-efficient appliances and are quick to turn off the lights when you leave a room, there’s still energy to be saved in your home — but how? Is unplugging the toaster really going to make a difference?

The answer lies in technology. Let your home make smart energy decisions for you — based on your lifestyle — and you could see your HVAC energy usage drop by about 23% when using simple tools, like flexible scheduling, remote access and geofencing. And you may even be able to get one of these smart devices for free.

Your Utility Company May Be Offering Rebates on This Smart Thermostat

Right now, utility companies all over the country are offering rebates on Sensi smart thermostats to reduce energy consumption — and help their customers save money. Some are even offering up to $125 back, covering most — if not all — of the cost for the smart thermostat. Enter your ZIP code to see if you qualify for a rebate from your local utility

Sensi smart thermostats are made by Emerson, a company that’s been in the temperature-control business for nearly 130 years — so they know a thing or two about keeping your home comfortable.

Want to know how much using a smart thermostat could save you? Use the savings calculator to get an estimate. You could be cutting hundreds of dollars from your bill every year — or more — for little to no investment on your part. Sounds like a no-brainer.

What Makes a Smart Thermostat Better For Your Life — and Your Wallet?

Sure, there are a lot of things you can do to limit your energy usage and effectively lower your electricity bill — but they may take more effort than you’d like to put in.

Unplugging everything before going to bed at night and swapping out all your appliances for new energy-efficient ones can help… but boy, are they annoying tasks to take on.

But the Sensi smart thermostat works by connecting to almost any temperature control system and letting you set up flexible scheduling for your AC. Work outside the house? It’ll raise the temperature in your home to a low-energy number, then cool it back down when you come home every day.

If you step out to brunch and forget to change the temperature before you lock the door, you can use the app to set, change and program your thermostat while you’re waiting on your eggs Benedict.

And while the app is nice, if you have a smart home system like Alexa or Google Home, you can ask your home assistant to raise or lower the temperature for you. Saving energy has never been so simple.

By setting up a smart program with your Sensi smart thermostat, you can save about 23% on your home’s HVAC energy usage. Imagine what that can do for your utility costs (or see exactly what it could do with Sensi’s cost savings calculator)!

See if You Can Get a Sensi Smart Thermostat For Free

It takes less than 30 seconds to see how much money you could be saving by setting up a Sensi smart thermostat in your home. And it doesn’t take much longer to actually install it yourself — you don’t need special wiring in your home for the most popular model, so you could have it on your wall within 15 minutes.

Curious if you can get a smart thermostat for free and save hundreds of dollars on your energy bill this year? Just enter your ZIP code now and see if you qualify to get up to $125 back on your new smart thermostat.

Kari Faber is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. 

*Energy savings are calculated by comparing operation time for a nationwide sample of Sensi users with temperature adjustments averaging 4° in comparison to users with no adjustments. Savings vary based on equipment type/condition, insulation, climate & temperature adjustment size/frequency.