You must be a PSEG Long Island Account Owner
Devices must be installed in one of the communities we serve
You must have an active Nest or Honeywell account
Thermostats must be registered with Nest or Honeywell
Compatible central air conditioning unit
A Wi-Fi internet connection
What is the Nest® Learning Thermostat?
The Nest Learning Thermostat automatically adapts as your life and the seasons change. Just use it for a week and it programs itself. Your Thermostat controls half your energy bill – more than appliances more than electronics. Nest is the first thermostat to get ENERGY STAR certified. It learns what temperature you like and builds a schedule around yours. Since 2011, the Nest Thermostat has saved billions of kWh of energy in millions of homes worldwide.* And independent studies showed that it saved people an average of 10% to 12% on heating bills and 15% on cooling bills.
Nest shows you how much energy you use every day in Energy History and every month in your home report. So you can see when you use more energy, like on weekends or Monday nights, and how to use less. Learn more about the Rush Hour Rewards Program – A Service Offered by Nest.
What is the Honeywell® Smart Thermostat?
Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat, Control from anywhere, via iPhone, iPad, Android and computer. The extreme flexibility of the Honeywell Wi-Fi smart thermostat allows you to uniquely program your device then offers scheduling features specific to your home. Tell your Wi-Fi smart thermostat what temperature you prefer when you wake, and you’ll never have to endure another cold morning. This smart thermostat even learns your heating and cooling cycle times to deliver just the right temperature, right when you want it. The Honeywell Wi-Fi smart thermostat learns the exact amount of time necessary to reach your perfect temperature and acts accordingly, so energy isn’t wasted and your comfort isn’t compromised. Honeywell’s reliable and highly-rated app allows you to program your thermostat from your computer, tablet, and smartphone, whether you’re across the room or around the world. This allows the user to remotely monitor and manage home’s comfort and energy usage anytime, anywhere. Extreme temperature alerts and filter change reminders are sent to connected network devices and displayed on Honeywell Wi-Fi smart thermostat.
How the Rush Hour Rewards Program Works
Rush Hour Rewards offered by South Fork Peak Savers helps you earn rewards for saving energy during peak demand periods, while still keeping you comfortable. Your Nest thermostat will automatically tune temperatures before and during a summer Rush Hour to reduce the strain on the electrical grid and your energy company. You don’t have to worry about when the next Rush Hour is coming or remember to adjust the temperature. Rush Hour Rewards does it for you. And if you ever get uncomfortable, you can simply change the temperature on your thermostat.
When you sign up for Rush Hour Rewards, you give Nest permission to make minor, short-term adjustments to your air conditioning via your Nest thermostat. This small change (usually 1-3°) reduces power use during periods of high demand for electricity and reduces strain on the electric system. In most cases, you won’t notice adjustments to the central air conditioning system, or your comfort. And, you’ll always have ultimate control.
Using less power pays off! You’ll have lower bills and it provides more stable costs for everyone since this small change reduces the need to build new power plants.
South Fork Peak Savers Rush Hour Rewards Program Terms and Conditions
“So, we love our FREE Nests and the fact that this program is helping to reduce energy use on the East End especially during the summer season. It’s nice to participate in helping keep the electric use down – without even noticing it!”
“By simply signing up for Nest’s Rush Hour rewards program through South Fork Peak Savers, I received a check for $250! The process was easy, non-intrusive and most importantly, I’m helping my community reduce the peak electric demand. I found the Eco feature to be great and the fact that it uses my iPhone to know I’m almost home is very cool.”
“The South Fork Peak Savers program is an easy and effective way for every South Fork household to make a difference that saves energy and lowers their electric bill. It’s like getting paid twice to do the right thing.”