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.
Savings through energy control: Smart devices offer automatic control over your home’s energy usage, making it easy to be energy efficient. If you’re on a PG&E Time-of-Use rate plan, the devices help you control when you use energy. You can time your usage to coincide with the lower price periods of your rate plan and save.
Comfort and convenience: Monitor your smart-home system from your smart phone, tablet or computer and ensure your home is running efficiently when you’re not there. Some systems can even detect when you’re away and automatically adjust, so your home isn’t using energy when it isn’t needed.
Home safety, security and maintenance: Connected devices can be used to keep your home safe by automating lighting and home monitoring devices. Some devices can also alert homeowners if their heating and air conditioning systems are not working properly and can create reminders for annual system maintenance, filter changes and more.
Learn about the devices and applications that can help you create a connected home.
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.
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.
Another way to make your home energy smart is through mobile apps. Connected home apps can connect with your PG&E account to help you better track and manage your monthly energy usage. Find our app partners under Connected Home Applications at PG&E Marketplace and download an app to get started today.
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