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New OhmConnect member wins big!

A few spins on the wheel scored this member $5,000

By

Andrew Coray

on

November 18, 2022

Climate Change
Climate Change

64% of Americans are now exposed to extreme heat. Here's why that's worrying

Today, record-breaking heat waves have emerged with alarming frequency and more intensity than ever before. 64% of America is affected by extreme heat and can our renewable energy sources provide as extreme temperatures increase?

By

Eliza Siegel

on

November 15, 2022

Smart Home
Smart Home

7 Ways to save energy and money this Thanksgiving

Don’t let your hot oven heat up your energy bill too!

By

Guest Author

on

November 3, 2022

Smart Home
Smart Home

10 low-cost and low-waste ways to dazzle your guests this holiday season

Take the stress (and supersized costs) out of your holiday planning this year

By

Katie Overmonds

on

October 31, 2022

Climate Change
Climate Change

Energy bill up? Here's how electricity costs have changed over the past year

Utility bill costs are going up nationwide. OhmConnect analyzed data from the Energy Information Administration to examine the rising cost of residential electricity in the U.S.

By

Dom Difurio

on

October 27, 2022

Climate Change
Climate Change

Here’s how fracking and renewables are changing US energy production

Using annual report info from the Energy Information Administration, OhmConnect looked into how the U.S. generates its power, and how the rise of renewable energy fits into the future landscape.

By

Andrea Vale

on

October 24, 2022

Climate Change
Climate Change

How US renewable energy adoption compares to other major emitters

OhmConnect broke down how renewable energy adoption in the U.S. compares to other major emitters.

By

Elisa Fernández-Arias

on

October 17, 2022

Climate Change
Climate Change

OhmConnect Members Save The Day During Heat Wave and Grid Emergency

The OhmConnect community dug deep to help prevent blackouts last week. Let’s take a look at some of their incredible milestones.

By

Cisco DeVries

on

September 12, 2022

User Stories
User Stories

Top OhmConnect Referrer Takes Home $1,000 Prize for CoHousing Community

Welcome Pleasant Hill Cohousing to the OhmConnect community!

By

Katie Overmonds

on

September 12, 2022

User Stories
User Stories

OhmConnect Member Used Home Automation to Score Major Prize

A suite of smart home technologies means earning rewards is easy

By

Katie Overmonds

on

September 9, 2022

Climate Change
Climate Change

Extreme Heat Means Extreme Demand On The Energy Grid

OhmConnect members can play a key role in electricity management during critical times

By

Matt Duesterberg

on

September 1, 2022

Climate Change
Climate Change

One-third of US-grown food is wasted—here’s the environmental impact

OhmConnect cited data from the November 2021 EPA publication From Farm to Kitchen: The Environmental Impacts of U.S. Food Waste to look at the environmental impact of the wasted food, as well as the resources wasted in the lost food's production.

By

Gabrielle Saulsbery

on

September 1, 2022

User Stories
User Stories

OhmConnect Prize Winner Using Cash to Go on Dream Vacation

Longtime member’s energy-saving habits have paid off

By

Katie Overmonds

on

August 22, 2022

User Stories
User Stories

Winning Wednesday Winner Uses OhmHours To Unplug and Reconnect

Her offline time won her her energy bills paid for the summer!

By

Katie Overmonds

on

August 11, 2022

Smart Home
Smart Home

Supercool your home to save money

This strategy keeps you chill while taking advantage of Time of Use pricing

By

Kevin Hoffman

on

July 20, 2022

Smart Home
Smart Home

17 Ways to Save on Energy Bills in 2022

Get help paying your electric bill with these money-saving tips

By

Katie Overmonds

on

July 18, 2022

Chill Bills: Who is the pineapple wearing sunglasses and why is he everywhere?

Have you been seeing a pineapple wearing sunglasses lately and wondering why?

By

Kevin Hoffman

on

June 29, 2022

It’s time to chill your summer energy bill

OhmConnect will help you reduce your energy use when it is most expensive with no cost and no risk.

By

Cisco DeVries

on

June 23, 2022

How to pay less for electricity with Time of Use rates in 2022

Learn the Time-of-Use hack that could save you a bundle on your energy bill

By

Katie Overmonds

on

June 20, 2022

Why is my electric bill so high in California (2022)

How to manage electric bill increases this summer

By

Kevin Hoffman

on

June 15, 2022

Smart Home
Smart Home

Keep cool and chill your bills

No sweat savings for an expensive summer

By

Kevin Hoffman

on

June 1, 2022

User Stories
User Stories

OhmConnect member joins to fight high energy bills, wins major prize

“Electricity is expensive! OhmConnect is a great way to save some of that money.”

By

Katie Overmonds

on

May 25, 2022

Smart Home
Smart Home

MEGA Summer is back at OhmConnect!

Find out how to win and earn *big* as the weather heats up

By

Katie Overmonds

on

May 12, 2022

Smart Home
Smart Home

5 surprising ways to save money using smart devices

It’s not just saving electricity, though that works too.

By

Kevin Hoffman

on

May 6, 2022

Smart Home
Smart Home

Why it’s time to put a smart plug on your refrigerator

The smart hack members use to rack up big energy savings.

By

Kevin Hoffman

on

April 26, 2022

Smart Home
Smart Home

How to reduce your energy costs using smart devices this summer

With inflation at historic highs, you need to have these tools to save your budget

By

Kevin Hoffman

on

April 21, 2022

User Stories
User Stories

Prize winner hoping his good luck will convince friends to try OhmConnect

“There’s literally nothing to lose. Why not give it a try?”

By

Katie Overmonds

on

April 21, 2022

Climate Change
Climate Change

Backyard activities to teach kids about the environment

Head outside during an OhmHour to do even MORE for the planet. (Plus it's fun!)

By

Guest Author

on

April 12, 2022

User Stories
User Stories

More than 50,000 multi-family homes unplug for the planet

They’ve already taken nearly 1 Gigawatt of energy off the grid collectively

By

Katie Overmonds

on

March 28, 2022

Smart Home
Smart Home

5 hacks to lower your utility bill in California

Fight high heating costs with these tips to lower your energy bill

By

Kevin Hoffman

on

March 4, 2022

Climate Change
Climate Change

8 Great California State Parks to Visit in 2022

OhmConnect is partnering with California State Parks Foundation this year in a shared mission to highlight these natural resources.

By

Kevin Hoffman

on

January 24, 2022

User Stories
User Stories

New Californian joins OhmConnect to help the planet and wins $1500 prize

“The prizes aren’t my main motivation - I truly never expected to win”

By

Katie Overmonds

on

January 12, 2022

User Stories
User Stories

Visalia nurse who distributed handmade masks honored with 1 Million Watts

“I come from a family of first responders so it’s just in my life to help others”

By

Katie Overmonds

on

December 21, 2021

User Stories
User Stories

Father of two wins major prize for gamifying his energy usage

“OhmConnect is like teaching kids, which I love. If you do something good, you get a treat!”

By

Katie Overmonds

on

December 21, 2021

Climate Change
Climate Change

OhmConnect is partnering with California State Parks Foundation!

Together we are inviting you to the experience the great outdoors in 2022

By

Kevin Hoffman

on

December 20, 2021

User Stories
User Stories

Northern California man wins major prize from Ohmconnect after friends thought program was a scam

Smart plugs and a smart thermostat bring his 1800’s Victorian home into the future

By

Katie Overmonds

on

December 13, 2021

User Stories
User Stories

Public utilities worker honored with 1 million Watts

He got up every morning at 3:30 a.m. to make sure the lights and the water stayed on for hospitals and care facilities

By

Katie Overmonds

on

December 6, 2021

User Stories
User Stories

San Jose physician for homeless awarded 1 million Watts

She’s been chosen as a winner of the Thanks a Million campaign for her COVID heroism

By

Katie Overmonds

on

November 29, 2021

User Stories
User Stories

Brentwood high school Principal wins Starbucks for Life for his energy efficient habits!

Credits his big win to a few smart plugs, a thermostat and a bit of effort

By

Katie Overmonds

on

November 24, 2021

User Stories
User Stories

Nurse and Dedicated Father Honored With 1 Million Watts

Always present with patients and his children for bedtime stories makes this San Diego man a hero to us

By

Katie Overmonds

on

November 15, 2021

Smart Home
Smart Home

How to Save Energy In The Fall and Winter

Energy saving tips for colder weather

By

Katie Overmonds

on

November 10, 2021

Veterans Mental Health Advocate Wins 1 Million OhmConnect Watts

Justin G from San Diego is working to honor his grandfather’s legacy

By

on

November 4, 2021

Smart Home
Smart Home

OhmConnect merch is now in the Rewards Marketplace!

Look good and do good with your sweet new sunnies.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

November 2, 2021

Smart Home
Smart Home

10 Tips for a Green Halloween

Tips to make your Halloween spooky AND sustainable.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

November 1, 2021

User Stories
User Stories

Small tweaks to their home cooling won this Bakersfield family a $3,500 prize

“A lot of the time we don’t even notice, yet we’re saving energy”

By

Katie Overmonds

on

October 25, 2021

User Stories
User Stories

Grocery shelf stocker awarded 1 million Watts for heroism during COVID

Joseph S. refreshed essential items during early pandemic panic

By

Kevin Hoffman

on

October 7, 2021

User Stories
User Stories

Teacher who wrote COVID “Do’s and Don’ts” book for kids wins 1 million Watts

“They saw their parents scared so I just tried to make a happy, safe place.”

By

Kevin Hoffman

on

October 7, 2021

Smart Home
Smart Home

Smart Plug Life Hacks to Make Your Home More Efficient and Just Plain More Fun

Is a smart plug your home's best friend yet? It should be!

By

Katie Overmonds

on

October 5, 2021

User Stories
User Stories

Freshly-minted epidemiologist who saved seniors wins 1 million Watts

Jennifer went into the danger zone to protect the most vulnerable.

By

Kevin Hoffman

on

September 29, 2021

User Stories
User Stories

Major MLB fans win major MLB prize!

Only an OhmConnect customer for a few months, they won BIG on the Wheel.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

September 27, 2021

User Stories
User Stories

One of the first pregnant women to get Covid vaccine wins 1 million Watts

“One of the wonderful things about getting any vaccine when you’re pregnant is a lot of those antibodies go straight to the baby."

By

Kevin Hoffman

on

September 24, 2021

User Stories
User Stories

She lost her job, got Covid … and won a day at the spa

Her luck changed when she won the big prize on the OhmConnect Wheel

By

Katie Overmonds

on

September 13, 2021

Climate Change
Climate Change

How to use landscaping to increase your home's energy efficiency

Energy efficiency is about more than simply turning off your lights. Find out how nature can lend a helping hand with your energy bills!

By

Guest Author

on

August 30, 2021

User Stories
User Stories

OhmConnect Customer Goes All In With Her Watts and Wins $5000!

“I probably could have cashed out around $250 but we just went for it, and we got lucky!”

By

Katie Overmonds

on

August 9, 2021

User Stories
User Stories

OhmConnect Customer Uses Referral Rewards To Build Butterfly Garden For Local School

She’s already raised nearly $1000 for their Huntington Beach elementary school

By

Katie Overmonds

on

July 30, 2021

Climate Change
Climate Change

California and OhmConnect gearing up for wildfires

Find out what to do with your OhmConnect account if you’re affected by wildfires this summer.

By

Nora Xu

on

July 7, 2021

User Stories
User Stories

The OhmConnect Wheel Brings a Big Win!

She spun the Wheel, won four prize entries … then the trip to Disneyland!

By

Katie Overmonds

on

June 24, 2021

User Stories
User Stories

MEGA Month Winner Uses OhmHours To Truly Disconnect

“Once I got clear on *why* saving energy matters to me, I got even more invested in OhmHours.”

By

Katie Overmonds

on

June 3, 2021

User Stories
User Stories

Prize Winner Participates In OhmConnect Without Roommate Even Knowing

His energy savings paid off when he won his energy bill paid for the full year

By

Katie Overmonds

on

May 24, 2021

User Stories
User Stories

OhmConnect prize winner lets her smart devices do the work

Smart plugs, a smart thermostat and an electric car that charges overnight make OhmHours a breeze

By

Katie Overmonds

on

April 12, 2021

User Stories
User Stories

San Diego Resident Wins $3500 in a Prize OhmHour Giveaway and Shares Her Energy Saving Hacks

She joined OhmConnect just over a month ago and has already struck it rich!

By

Katie Overmonds

on

January 20, 2021

User Stories
User Stories

After Being Hit Hard By The Pandemic, OhmConnect’s $100,000 Winner Is Now Debt Free

“We’ve been putting our groceries on our credit card and I wasn’t sure how we’d pay it off.”

By

Katie Overmonds

on

December 18, 2020

User Stories
User Stories

Brand new OhmConnect customer wins major prize after only three days in the program

Connecting a smart thermostat to OhmConnect won this Mountainview homeowner $650

By

Katie Overmonds

on

October 30, 2020

Smart Home
Smart Home

The Best Cheap & Free Tools for Home Energy Efficiency

Making your home energy efficient shouldn't break the bank. Check out our best tips to save on your energy bill.

By

Allen Senchez

on

October 29, 2020

Smart Home
Smart Home

Live in California? You’re eligible to claim $300 in cash

Do you pay an energy bill? Then you could be earning money, right now.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

October 22, 2020

User Stories
User Stories

A few home upgrades helped this California family save on their energy bill - and just won them $1700

A smart thermostat cost them less than $200, but has earned them thousands.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

October 21, 2020

User Stories
User Stories

MEGA Summer Prize Winner Qualified Automatically With a Smart Thermostat

“We have a Honeywell and not only did it win us the prize, we save money on our monthly bills too.”

By

Katie Overmonds

on

October 14, 2020

Prizes
Prizes

Win a deluxe home entertainment system in this week's MEGA Summer Giveaway!

Can’t go to the movies anymore? Bring the theater to you!

By

Katie Overmonds

on

September 21, 2020

Climate Change
Climate Change

What’s the difference between a rotating power outage and a PSPS?

The low-down on Public Safety Power Shutoffs - why they happen and how you can prepare

By

Katie Overmonds

on

September 17, 2020

User Stories
User Stories

MEGA Summer winner earns ~$1000 in a year of energy saving

“My rewards started around $2 per OhmHour but I stuck with it and it just started to grow”

By

Katie Overmonds

on

September 9, 2020

Prizes
Prizes

Win $50 Cash in This Week's MEGA Summer Giveaway

Who couldn't use some extra cash in their pocket?

By

Katie Overmonds

on

August 24, 2020

Smart Home
Smart Home

How to save energy while working from home

Flexible hours and no commute can be good for your mental health, and your pocketbook

By

Katie Overmonds

on

August 21, 2020

Smart Home
Smart Home

How to stay cool and save energy during heat waves

Use these simple, low-cost tips to stay comfortable and keep your energy bill in check (and even get paid!) during heat waves

By

Katie Overmonds

on

August 20, 2020

Prizes
Prizes

25 Winners Scoring Netflix For a Year in This Week’s MEGA #OhmHour Giveaway!

Have endless entertainment during your next #OhmHour when you win a free Netflix subscription.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

August 17, 2020

User Stories
User Stories

Dream Pebble Beach trip made possible with OhmHour earnings

“We paid for it using the money we earned going swimming!”

By

Katie Overmonds

on

August 12, 2020

Prizes
Prizes

Win 1 of 10 Google Nest Hello Doorbells in this week's MEGA Summer Giveaway!

‍Unplug once this week to have a chance to score some new front door swag. 

By

Katie Overmonds

on

August 3, 2020

Smart Home
Smart Home

12 Ways To Save Energy at Home During COVID-19

Simple tips to help manage your home energy usage and bills during this difficult time.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

July 29, 2020

Prizes
Prizes

Win $250 Cash in This Week's MEGA Summer Giveaway

What would YOU do with some fast cash in your pocket? 

By

Katie Overmonds

on

July 27, 2020

Prizes
Prizes

Win one of 50 $100 Amazon Gift Cards in the latest MEGA Summer Giveaway!

50 lucky OhmConnect community members will be going home with a prize on July 26. How many home essentials can you find with $100?

By

Katie Overmonds

on

July 20, 2020

Climate Change
Climate Change

8 Parenting Hacks To Help You Raise a Zero Waste Baby

Those tiny baby feet can leave a HUGE eco-footprint, but they don’t have to.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

July 14, 2020

Prizes
Prizes

Win 1 of 10 $500 Virtual Class Passes In This Week's MEGA Summer Giveaway!

Learn Mandarin? Take a yoga class? The choice is yours!

By

Katie Overmonds

on

July 13, 2020

User Stories
User Stories

MEGA Summer Prize Winner Replaces Car With Prize Winnings

“This could not have come at a better time!”

By

Katie Overmonds

on

July 7, 2020

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