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|01-29-2013 09:21 AM|
|k12k30||Can we buy it and not install? And keep it as a backup? Will they honor rebate without installation date?|
|01-28-2013 05:38 PM|
Thanks for the ameren link. Now i'll tell the rest of my friends haha
|01-28-2013 11:20 AM|
One thing to keep in mind with these thermostats is that it's much better to get one that has a "C-wire" hookup, which means that the thermostat is powered by the furnace transformer. If it has batteries, they are used as memory backup if the electric goes out.
The cheap thermostats do not have the C-wire hookup so they depend completely on batteries for power, and you will be changing batteries. Depending on your setup, you could be changing them frequently and the low battery indicator might not give you enough advance notice. That's what happened with my first thermostat. Went away for a weekend and came back to a frozen house and very angry cat.
Since then I discovered that better thermostats use the C-wire connection to power the thermostat from the furnace which means if it has backup batteries, they will last for many years before needing replacement. My current thermostat is the Venstar with wireless remote sensor/control, which is c-wire powered and doesn't need a battery for memory backup. The remote unit does use batteries though. We keep it in the baby's room to regulate the temp in there precisely at night.
|01-28-2013 10:46 AM|
|01-28-2013 10:18 AM|
|jimmybond||Great post! def going to get a thermostat with this rebate. My dad bought me a water boiler and we were going to install it ourselves. Anyone know how much it might cost to have a contractor do it in NY? Not sure if it's going to be worth it to get a contractor or do it ourselves.|
|01-28-2013 09:52 AM|
|melthecat||Awesome! Bought a thermostat on Jan 1st to help resolve an HVAC issue meaning I didn't have time to slickdeal it resulting in overpaying. But this $25 back takes a bit of the sting out of it - thanks a ton!!!|
|01-28-2013 09:46 AM|
|jhill777||So the electric company will "manage" your air conditioning during peak times in the summer, i.e, when it's hot as hell and everybody else is sucking up electricity during the day, you'll be sweatin it out to save 5%?|
|01-28-2013 09:29 AM|
Here are links to similar programs for NYC residential gas: Programmable thermostats
Get a mail-in rebate of $25 and save up to $180 a year.
Rebate form https://www1.nationalgr
|01-28-2013 08:54 AM|
I didn't even know Missouri had programs that covered thermostats, but I figured I'd let people know and spread the word.
If anyone knows of a thermostat rebate in another state or area, feel free to add it to the Wiki.
|01-28-2013 08:54 AM|
Duquesne Light in Pennsylvania has a similar program. $50 rebate on a programmable thermostat or a dehumidifier. Also, lesser rebates on T8 bulbs, freezers, etc.
|01-28-2013 08:46 AM|
Please share any information you have on this so I can ask PSEG for the discount. Thanks
|01-28-2013 08:40 AM|
I'm a Missouri resident, but unfortunately, this rebate does not apply.
Our gas is from City Utilities. They do have a $15 rebate, however.
|01-28-2013 08:11 AM|
PSEG - NJ has similar free thermostat as well
check it out, you get free thermostat, free professional installation, $50 one time credit and 5% discount on your energy bill. This is not a wifi controllable thermostat though. Still, pretty good deal for a free programmable thermostat.
|01-28-2013 08:09 AM|
I burn #2 heating oil - never any for people who have to use oil.
I already have 5 programmable thermostats.
|01-28-2013 08:02 AM|
OP - How did you discover this rebate?
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