Apply for a smart thermostat credit

Thank you for applying to the Utilities Kingston smart thermostat program. Please complete and submit the following form and include a clear photo of your receipt.

Smart thermostat rebate participant agreement



By submitting your information and receipt, you agree that the following terms and conditions have been met:

  1. You currently have both residential electricity and natural gas accounts with Utilities Kingston (i.e., commercial accounts are not eligible), for the same home.
  2. You own or occupy the home where the thermostat will be installed; however, if the home is rented or leased, you must have the required rights and authority to have the thermostat installed.
  3. You confirm that you have not received, are not receiving and have not applied for or otherwise intend to receive any financial incentives funded by energy ratepayers or taxpayers of the Province of Ontario with respect to a smart thermostat rebate.
  4. You have not previously received a smart thermostat in respect of the home where the smart thermostat will be installed.
  5. You agree not to remove the thermostat before 10 years, unless the equipment fails or is replaced by a more energy efficient measure.
  6. Building owners/managers will not use the thermostat as a basis for applying to the Landlord and Tenant Board for the purposes of an increase in the annual rent amounts paid by tenants, above the annual rent-increase guideline permitted under the Residential Tenancy Act.

Technical requirements

The smart thermostat must meet the following technical specifications:

  1. Wifi enabled connection to home router with remote setting and control capability through a mobile device, such as iOS or Android based smart phone or tablet.
  2. Ability to auto schedule.
  3. Communication capability allows the firmware upgrade, thermostat data collection (such as temperature set point, HVAC system run time, etc.) by manufacturer remotely.


  1. 5 Wires 24VAC heating and cooling systems using gas, electric or dual fuels.
  2. Must be compatible with any multi-stage heating and cooling units, including conventional heating and cooling systems, as well as heat pump systems with auxiliary heating.

Wi-Fi specifications

  1. 802.11b/g/n @2.4GHz
  2. DHCP or Static IP address
  3. WEP or WPA encryption 

Eligible costs

The sole eligible cost is the cost of the thermostat; no installation costs are eligible.

General requirements

  1. Neither the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) nor Utilities Kingston will be liable for any direct, indirect, special, or consequential damages, costs, or losses arising from the installation or use of the purchased smart thermostat, whether in accordance with the manufacturer' instructions or otherwise.
  2. All notices required by Section 29(2) of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and all other notices and consents required to comply with all applicable privacy laws.
  3. The program is restricted to the first 250 applicants who meet the requirements on or before Dec. 31, 2020.


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