This Save on Energy program is for residential customers who receive both gas and electricity services from Utilities Kingston.
Application deadline extended! Thermostats purchased and installed on or before December 31 are eligible, and applications must be received by January 15.
Utilities Kingston is offering a $100 bill credit on the purchase of smart thermostats to its natural gas and electricity customers, and they must purchase and install by Dec. 31, 2020, and apply by Jan. 15, due to funding requirements. This Save on Energy program is offered by Utilities Kingston and Kingston Hydro in collaboration with the Independent Electricity System Operator.
We want to help our customers save energy. A smart thermostat helps you conserve the energy used to heat or cool your home and saves you money on your biggest home energy cost. This conservation program is supported in part by the Independent Electricity System Operator. Customers must apply by Jnauary 15, 2021.
Smart thermostats use motion and occupancy sensors to automatically adjust temperatures and maximize energy-efficiency. Users can also adjust the thermostat remotely via WiFi.
Getting a smart thermostat is a great step you can take to reduce energy-related greenhouse gas emissions. Conservation also extends the life of utility infrastructure.
Residents who receive both gas and electricity services from Utilities Kingston can find out more and apply online.
How it works
- Buy and install a smart thermostat that meets the technical requirements. The program applies to smart thermostats purchased and installed from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2020.
- Complete the online application by Jan. 15 and send proof of payment to Utilities Kingston.
- If you are eligible, Utilities Kingston will apply a credit of $100 to your utility account. (You must receive both gas and electricity services from Utilities Kingston.)
Subject to additional terms and conditions. Review the complete eligibility requirements and find answers to frequently asked questions.
Our program manager will review all applications as they are received, and will follow up if additional clarification is required. If you don’t hear from us, no news is good news, and we will apply the credit to your next utility bill. Depending on your billing period, this can take some time.
Tips to save energy this heating season
- Air leaks account for the largest amount of heat loss from your home! Seal leaks around light fixtures, plumbing stacks, windows, exterior doors, attic hatches, pipe and wire entrances, wood-burning fireplaces, electrical outlets, and ceiling fans.
- Clean or replace the furnace filter frequently to keep your furnace operating efficiently.
- Have a licensed HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) professional service your furnace yearly to ensure it is operating at maximum efficiency.
- In the winter set your traditional thermostat to 20°C when you are home and 18°C overnight or when away. Better yet, use a smart thermostat that automatically senses occupancy to adjust temperatures and maximize energy-efficiency.
Get more tips to save water, energy and money.