Smart Thermostats

Get $50 by enrolling your smart thermostat.

Nest smart thermostat owners can save money, lower their monthly bill and receive a $50 rebate by joining our smart thermostat savings program. By signing up, you get paid for allowing Piedmont Electric to adjust your thermostat through your in-home Wi-Fi a couple degrees on very hot afternoons in the summer.

However, you always have the final say in your home’s temperature! You can change your thermostat back at any time by using your smart thermostat’s wall unit or smart phone app.


$50 rebate

Receive a $50 initial rebate and monthly bill credits of $2.50 from June through September when you sign up for our smart thermostat savings program.


Proven Energy Savings

A smart thermostat helps to decrease your bill by learning your schedule and adjusting your temperature to an energy-efficient setting. You can control your thermostat anywhere on your smartphone or computer.


Help keep rates low!

When we work together to reduce energy use on the hottest days in the summer, it helps us keep rates low for everyone.

Program Details

To be eligible for Piedmont Electric rebates and credits, you must register your Nest smart thermostat online and participate in the Piedmont Electric Smart Thermostat Savings Program. You must have Wi-Fi to participate in this program.

Opting out of participating in control times more than 40% of the month will result in a loss of monthly credit. Opting out of participating in control times more than 50% of the month will result in a loss of the initial $50 rebate which will be added to your bill.

Nest Rush Hour: Please note that our smart thermostat savings program is separate from Nest’s Rush Hour program. If you are a part of Piedmont Electric’s thermostat program, we will never turn your thermostat up more than four degrees and you can opt out of an event at any time by changing your thermostat back to your desired temperature. If you would like to opt out of Nest’s Rush Hour program, please contact Nest or use your Nest app to unenroll from that program.

Get started with Nest

Don’t have a Nest smart thermostat yet or want to learn more before joining our program?

Nest Installation

Piedmont Electric will not install or assist with installation of smart thermostats. Piedmont Electric is not responsible for any equipment issues or malfunctions. Please contact Nest thermostat support for any questions regarding your smart thermostat and see installation videos below:

Frequently Asked Questions

Smart thermostats pay attention to your habits at home before beginning to self-adjust in order to save energy when you’re away. The smart thermostat that works with our savings program is the Nest thermostat.

Smart thermostat users save an estimated 10-23% on their energy bills per year according to studies conducted by Nest and Ecobee producers. And that’s not the only way you save as a smart thermostat owner. Check out the four different ways you can save as a Piedmont Electric member below!

  1. Receive an initial rebate for your smart thermostat by signing up for the program and providing proof of purchase.* (This can be a new purchase or a past purchase).
  2.  Get a credit on your bill just for being a part of the program.*
  3. Decrease your bill by lowering your energy use as your smart thermostat cools and heats your home more efficiently.
  4. Help us reduce our peak which helps keep rates low. Programs like our smart thermostat program, load control, Beat the Peak and time-of-day rates all help reduce our peak and save money. As a not-for-profit cooperative, when Piedmont Electric saves, you save too!

*Savings program credits and rebate terms and conditions can be found here.

By completing these two steps, you are providing proof of purchase.

  1. Sign up for our Smart Thermostat Savings Program online through the Nest website.
  2. Complete the Piedmont Electric terms of agreement for your Nest smart thermostat.

Yes! All you need is a Nest smart thermostat, Wi-Fi and permission from your landlord or apartment complex to install a smart thermostat.

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