A connected home offers security, comfort, convenience and energy efficiency — and can help you save on your energy bills. Heating, cooling, lighting and other systems are set up to turn on and off automatically. It’s done by connecting devices like smart thermostats, lighting, outlets and switches to the internet.
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Learn about smart thermostats
In the majority of homes, most energy use goes toward heating and cooling. So, a smart thermostat is a good first device to help control energy use without compromising comfort. Find out more about smart thermostats and up to $120 in rebates if you are on or join an energy incentive program.
Explore PG&E's Energy Action Guide
At PG&E’s Energy Action Guide, research smart thermostats and other connected home products like lights, outlets and switches. You’ll find each product’s associated energy savings, reviews and prices, so you can compare and find the right products for you.
The average home has a multitude of devices connected to the Internet. In addition to laptops, tablets and smart phones, you may have wireless printers, smart TVs, game consoles, media players, thermostats, security cameras and lightbulbs (to name a few).
It's up to you, the consumer, to secure your Internet of Things. Doing so can prevent attacks on your own network and help prevent attackers from hijacking your devices to carry out larger attacks.
The most common cause of a security breach is an unsecured wireless network. There are a few simple but important steps you should take to secure your network:
- Establish Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2) encryption for your network
- Replace the default password with a strong, complex password
- Ensure your router name doesn’t identify your family, location or device type
For help in carrying out these tasks, refer to the user manual for your network hardware (modem/Wi-Fi router). It’ll include instructions for establishing encryption settings and changing your network name and passwords.
The Online Trust Alliance has checklists to help you make informed decisions when buying connected devices. You’ll also find steps to take to defend your network and your smart devices once they’re installed.
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