You’ve seen in our most recent video how you should do the following: Clean a/c unit outside, change direction of ceiling fans to counter clockwise, change furnace filter monthly, and raise the temperature on your thermostat a few degrees. Here are some more ideas:
From oppd.com Cool Smart Program
OPPD completed a study to look at power generation and ways to reduce peak demand by 300 megawatts by 2023. As a result, we are offering OPPD Power Forward solutions, a portfolio of demand-side management programs.
By participating in Cool Smart, you can help OPPD keep its rates low and get paid to do it. Program participants receive $50 from OPPD.
This program helps reduce the need for electricity on the hottest days of the summer, when demand is at its highest. Reducing this peak demand helps delay the need for new power plants, which helps reduce costs for OPPD and its customer-owners.
Thermostat Program Highlights
- The Thermostat Program is a bring-your-own thermostat program. Today, Nest thermostats are eligible. OPPD is evaluating other thermostat brands for inclusion.
- Customers who own a smart or Wi-Fi-enabled thermostat, and who are enrolled in the program, receive a one-time $100 credit on their OPPD bill, and an additional $20 annually for participating.
- Programs are managed by thermostat manufacturers, and the details may vary.
- Must purchase and install new air conditioner or heat pump system, 15 SEER or higher (10 EER for packaged units) according to the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI)
- Must condition living space (sunrooms, garages, outbuildings, etc. not eligible)
- Lower winter electric rate for qualified heat pump systems. See Residential Conservation Rate 115
- Systems must be purchased on or after January 1, 2018. (Rebates not retroactive)
- Home must be served by OPPD on a residential service rate
- See Terms and Conditions