In addition to smart thermostats, Connect to Save members can increase their savings by also including their electric water heater in the program. This program option is free to co-op members, and you also receive a $50 Prepaid Mastercard* for connecting your water heater.
Most consumers don’t spend much time thinking about their water heater. It is generally an out of sight and out of mind appliance. But in the average home, water heating accounts for approximately 13% - 14% of the monthly utility bill. Connect to Save will turn your water heater into a smart device. The water heater is accessible via a mobile app, allowing you to monitor and manage your energy use.
Connect to Save will install an intelligent switch that monitors your home’s water heater. When the demand for energy is high and wholesale electricity prices are most expensive, your co-op will initiate an event that will lower the energy use of your water heater by communicating with the intelligent switch. During events, the hot water already in your tank will still be available for your use, so you should not notice any differences. Additionally, the intelligent device will heat additional water when sensors indicate additional need. This helps ensure you have hot water when you need it.
The benefit is cost savings for the entire co-op membership. By participating in the temporary cycling, you’re helping the co-op save on its wholesale power bill, which in the end helps every member save money by using electricity more efficiently.
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