Smart Thermostat Incentive

Make your home more energy efficient with a smart thermostat.

Smart thermostats make saving energy and money simple! Get a $100 incentive when you install a smart thermostat in your home. 

A smart thermostat can automatically adjust to energy-saving temperatures (78ºF in summer and 68ºF in winter) to help you save money on your heating and cooling bills. Many are also controlled from your smartphone so that you can manage your thermostat’s temperature on the go.

Here's how it works:

Step 1

Purchase your thermostat

Check out our favorites on Amazon, or purchase from any retailer of your choice.

Step 2:

Install your thermostat

Work with an approved contractor, or another reputable contractor, to install your thermostat. Beware of scams when choosing contractors outside our approved list. You may also install the thermostat yourself. 

Step 3:

Join the Energy Network

Request your incentive once your installment is complete to officially join the Energy Network.

Step 4:

Submit supporting documents

Once approved, we will request follow up documents and receipts.

Step 5:

Receive your incentive

You will receive your incentive as a credit on one of your next couple of bills, based on your billing cycle.

Step 6:

Share your feedback

We will contact you with focus group opportunities as a part of the Energy Network – you choose the two that work best for you.

  • Members must have Cobb EMC residential electric service at the installation address.
  • Members must agree to share information on their experience and participate to focus groups.
  • Members need to be current on all Cobb EMC accounts.
  • Members must purchase a new smart thermostat for purposes of this program to be eligible for the incentive; pre-existing improvements are not eligible.
  • Members can receive a maximum of one of each incentive type in the Energy Network Program, even if they hold multiple Cobb EMC accounts.
  • Incentives are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Submitting the incentive request form does not guarantee that an incentive is still available. We will inform members of incentive availability once we receive the request.
  • The member is solely responsible for arrangements and results of work performed by contractors assisting with the installation.
  • All supporting documents must be submitted online within 60 days of the initial request and should include the following:
    • Valid proof of purchase or receipt that includes:
      • Retailer name
      • Date of purchase
      • Product name and model number
      • Purchase price
  • Picture of the installed thermostat

The Energy Network Program is a member engagement initiative offered by Cobb EMC. Members receive an incentive to help with the purchase and installation costs of an energy improvement for their home. In return, they agree to engage with Cobb EMC through focus groups, surveys, webinars, and more.

The program allows members to improve their homes while also allowing Cobb EMC to gain greater insights into the member experience related to installing and using home energy improvements.

There are several manufacturers of smart thermostats. Common household smart thermostats include Nest, Ecobee, Honeywell, and more. Any smart thermostat that can be controlled remotely and learns your energy habits to save electricity is eligible for this program. You can browse Cobb EMC’s recommended smart thermostats through our Amazon favorites page, or you may purchase yours from any major retailer.

No. This incentive program is limited to one per member.

Members should have a completed smart thermostat installation before applying for the incentive. If you attempt to install a smart thermostat but find that your home is incompatible, we recommend taking advantage of another Energy Network incentive.

No, this incentive only applies to new thermostats installed for this program. Pre-existing thermostats are not eligible.

After you complete the incentive request form, Cobb EMC will confirm your eligibility and begin processing your incentive. You will receive a $100 bill credit on your account once the paperwork has been completed and approved. Please allow up to one billing cycle for the credit to appear on your bill.