Reduce Your Use Thermostat - How It Works

  • On Reduce Your Use days, we will send a signal to yout thermostat to put it in energy savings mode.
  • You may decline the energy signal for the day if you cannot participate.
  • Your thermostat will be signaled between 11:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., but no more then 4 hours in a row.

What To Expect

  • You will receive a $50 Visa gift card for enrolling in Reduce Your Use.
  • Additionally, you will receive a $25 card at the end of each summer you stay enrolled and your thermostat stays connected.
  • The Reduce Your Use Rewards program will also pay bonus bill credits if you conserve enough energy.

What You Need to Enroll

  • An SDG&E approved smart thermostat.
  • An SDG&E account with a smart meter.
  • Wi-Fi network compatible with your smart thermostat.
  • Working central air conditioning unit controlled by your smart thermostat.
  • No current participation in a similar air-conditioning conservation program.
  • Have not received a free thermostat nor participated in a thermostat program in the last year.

Enroll and Register Now to Receive your $50 Visa Gift Card

  1. Purchase  and install an SDG&E approved smart thermostat.
    1.  (Visit SDG&E’s Marketplace to find out where you can buy one).
  2. Enroll in SDG&E’s Reduce Your Use Rewards Program.
  3. Register your approved smart thermostat.

Disclaimer:  This program is funded by California utility customers and administered by SDG&E under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.