Con Edison in partnership with ThinkEco is offering WiFi smartAC Kits for FREE (regularly $139.99 each) through the Smart AC Program for a limited time. To get this deal, opt to try the smartAC Kit and they will let you keep it Free of charge if you connect it and use it for a minimum of one set of Cool Point Hours. It Ships for Free. If you do not connect it within 20 days of receiving it or participate in a minimum of 1 event, you must ship it back with the provided prepaid shipping label.
The Smart AC Program is were thousands of New Yorkers are working together to ensure the reliability of NYC’s electric grid. When you join Smart AC Program, which is Free, you will get a FREE smartAC kit that lets you control your AC from anywhere, program it to turn on and off to your desired temperature and even control it with your voice via Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. You will also be able to earn cool points through your participation in Cool Points Hours. During Cool Points Hours, you temporarily reduce your AC’s energy use when the electricity grid is under strain.
By connecting to the platform through a Wi-Fi enabled AC or smartAC kit, you will be able to participate in Cool Point Hours, which occur during times of high electricity usage and typically coincide with very hot days.
During a Cool Point Hours, the program may turn your AC on and off periodically or change your AC to a slightly higher thermostat setting to reduce power usage. Events typically last for 4 hours and usually occur between 3 and 5 times per summer. You will receive notifications based on your preferences in advance of each event.
By participating, you are doing your part to ensure the reliability of NYC’s electric grid. You will earn rewards and have opportunities to win prizes for your participation!