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Start managing your home’s heating and cooling costs with a smart thermostat.  For the average American household, almost half the annual energy bill goes to heating and cooling – more than $900 a year. Being smart about how you control your temperature settings will help you save money and stay comfortable in your home.

A smart thermostat is a wi-fi enabled device that automatically adjusts heating and cooling temperature settings for optimal performance. Smart thermostats that qualify for Tacoma Power's rebate have been independently certified, based on actual field data, to deliver energy savings.

These devices provide convenience, insight and control. While system designs vary, common smart thermostat features can include:

Learning the temperature you like and establishing a schedule that automatically adjusts to energy-saving temperatures when you are asleep or away

  • Report on home energy use for tracking and management purposes
  • Control home heating and cooling remotely through a mobile device

 Benefits

  • Save energy and money – smart thermostats allow you to monitor how much energy you are using which allows you to reduce your energy usage so you waste less and spend less.     
  • Greater control – settings can be adjusted remotely with an app on your mobile device.  
  • Easy to program – most smart thermostats are easy to use and program thanks to modern design screens and applications for mobile devices. 
Energy savings and project costs will vary. Program requirements and rebate amounts are subject to change without notice. We do not endorse any particular contractor, manufacturer or product. We make no express or implied warranties of these products or installations.  

Rebates

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Smart Thermostat Rebates

 Effective October 1, 2017, Tacoma Power offers:rebate small

  • Single Family Homes - Tacoma Power offers a $50 rebate towards the purchase and installation of a qualified smart thermostat. The device must be installed by an HVAC contractor.
  • Multifamily & Condo Properties - Tacoma Power offers a $50 rebate towards the purchase and installation of a qualified smart thermostat for buildings with 2-4 living units. The device must be installed by an HVAC contractor.  
  • Manufacturer rebates - Many manufacturers offer rebates in addition to the $50 rebate offered by Tacoma Power. Talk to your contractor about the best options for you.

Eligibility Requirements:

 

 

Single Family Home

 

Multifamily Properties

Rebate

 

$50

 

$50

Requirements

  • Thermostat must be listed on BPA’s Qualified Products List
  • Device must be installed by an HVAC contractor
  • Device must be installed in homes where the primary heating system is either an electric forced air furnace or a central heat pump
  •  Thermostat must be listed on BPA’s Qualified Products List
  • Device must be installed by an HVAC contractor
  • Device must be installed in units where the primary heating system is either an electric forced air furnace or a central heat pump

Limitations

 

 

 

  • Buildings with 2-4 living units only

 


Loans & Grants
- Smart thermostats are not eligible for loans or grants.

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Application Process - How to Apply

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Steps to Follow:

  1. If you feel your property meets the eligibility requirements, start by contacting a Tacoma Power participating contracto/trade ally to schedule a free estimate.  They can also evaluate your home or property to help determine which of our programs would best meet your needs.
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  3. Determine your funding options.  There are several ways we can help provide financial assistance.  In addition, your contractor will help you determine what, if any, out of pocket costs you may incur.
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  5. Once you select a contractor and determined what incentives you are eligible for and how you will pay for the project, complete an Energy Efficiency Rebates, Loans & Grants application:   
  6. Review the appropriate “Required Documents” checklist to ensure you have everything you need to submit the application. 

Application Processing Time

It takes approximately four to six weeks to process applications.

Application Submission

There are several ways to submit your application (listed below):

  • Contractor - your contractor may offer to submit the application directly to Tacoma Power
  • Email - submit the application along with all required documentation to RConservation@cityoftacoma.org
  • Fax - (253) 502-8572
  • Mail - Tacoma Power, Conservation Resources Main, P.O. Box 11007, Tacoma, WA  98411-9900
  • In Person - TPU Energy Conservation Desk, 3628 S. 35th St., Tacoma, WA  98409
 For assistance, please call 253 502-8363

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