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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”

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Katie Overmonds

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January 12, 2022

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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”

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Katie Overmonds

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December 21, 2021

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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!”

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Katie Overmonds

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December 21, 2021

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Climate Change

OhmConnect is partnering with California State Parks Foundation!

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

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Kevin Hoffman

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January 4, 2022

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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

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Katie Overmonds

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December 13, 2021

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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

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Katie Overmonds

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December 6, 2021

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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

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Katie Overmonds

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November 29, 2021

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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

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Katie Overmonds

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November 24, 2021

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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

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Katie Overmonds

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November 15, 2021

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How to Save Energy In The Fall and Winter

Energy saving tips for colder weather

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Katie Overmonds

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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

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November 12, 2021

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OhmConnect merch is now in the Rewards Marketplace!

Look good and do good with your sweet new sunnies.

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Katie Overmonds

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November 2, 2021

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10 Tips for a Green Halloween

Tips to make your Halloween spooky AND sustainable.

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Katie Overmonds

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November 1, 2021

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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”

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Katie Overmonds

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October 25, 2021

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Grocery shelf stocker awarded 1 million Watts for heroism during COVID

Joseph S. refreshed essential items during early pandemic panic

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Kevin Hoffman

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October 8, 2021

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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

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October 8, 2021

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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!

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Katie Overmonds

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October 5, 2021

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Freshly-minted epidemiologist who saved seniors wins 1 million Watts

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

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Kevin Hoffman

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September 29, 2021

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Major MLB fans win major MLB prize!

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

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Katie Overmonds

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September 27, 2021

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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."

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Kevin Hoffman

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September 27, 2021

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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

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Katie Overmonds

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September 13, 2021

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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!

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August 30, 2021

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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!”

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Katie Overmonds

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August 9, 2021

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

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

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Katie Overmonds

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July 30, 2021

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California man earns $41,000 in one month referring others to OhmConnect

He boosted his referral bonus on the Wheel in a BIG way

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Katie Overmonds

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August 13, 2021

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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.

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Nora Xu

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August 12, 2021

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The OhmConnect Wheel Brings a Big Win!

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

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Katie Overmonds

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August 12, 2021

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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.”

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Katie Overmonds

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August 12, 2021

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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

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Katie Overmonds

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August 12, 2021

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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

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Katie Overmonds

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April 12, 2021

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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!

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Katie Overmonds

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January 20, 2021

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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.”

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Katie Overmonds

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December 18, 2020

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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

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Katie Overmonds

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April 8, 2021

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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.

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Allen Senchez

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August 12, 2021

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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.

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Katie Overmonds

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April 8, 2021

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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.”

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Katie Overmonds

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April 8, 2021

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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

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Katie Overmonds

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April 8, 2021

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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”

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Katie Overmonds

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October 6, 2021

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How to save energy while working from home

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

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Katie Overmonds

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April 8, 2021

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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

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Katie Overmonds

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April 8, 2021

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Dream Pebble Beach trip made possible with OhmHour earnings

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

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Katie Overmonds

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April 8, 2021

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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.

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Katie Overmonds

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April 8, 2021

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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.

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Katie Overmonds

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April 8, 2021

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MEGA Summer Prize Winner Replaces Car With Prize Winnings

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

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Katie Overmonds

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April 8, 2021

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OhmConnect Customer Takes Home $3000 Prize After Automating Home With Smart Plugs

“My appliances all turn off on their own when there’s an #OhmHour, which is pretty cool.”

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Katie Overmonds

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April 8, 2021

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Timing is Everything - How Staggering Your Energy Use Could Save You a Bundle

The price of electricity can vary from day to day and even by hour. Are you getting the best rates on your energy bill?

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Katie Overmonds

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April 8, 2021

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Smart Home

The Clothesline Comeback

Why more people are drying on the line

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Katie Overmonds

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June 5, 2020

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OhmConnect Customer Wins Major Prize - Without Even Realizing He’d Qualified!

Referring a friend to OhmConnect paid off BIG for our latest prize winner.

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Katie Overmonds

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April 8, 2021

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Smart Home

Spring Home Maintenance: Ways to Save Energy In The Spring

Spring clean your energy bill with this energy saving, Spring home maintenance checklist.

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Katie Overmonds

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January 27, 2021

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Smart Home

13 Ways for Apartment Renters to Save Money on Energy

Take control of your energy costs with these tips and tricks.

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Katie Overmonds

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March 30, 2020

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Smart Home

How to stop COVID-19 from hiking up your energy bill

Tips to avoid a sky-high energy bill while we Shelter In Place.

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Katie Overmonds

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March 27, 2020

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Smart Home

Ideas for social distancing with kids

Under quarantine? Social distancing? Here are 60 ways to spend time with kids while you’re in isolation.

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Katie Overmonds

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March 19, 2020

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60 Productive ways to spend time when you’re social distancing

Under quarantine? Social distancing? Here's how to spend your time while you’re in isolation.

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Katie Overmonds

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March 19, 2020

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Smart Home

6 Ways to Save Money Doing the Laundry

Laundry life hacks can save you time and soften your energy bill.

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Katie Overmonds

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January 27, 2021

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Smart Home

How to Improve Air Quality in Your Home

Four easy steps to improve the air you and your family breathes.

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February 12, 2020

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14 Romantic Ways to Spend an OhmHour

We're sure you can think of ways to spend time together in the dark, but here are 14 more!

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Katie Overmonds

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February 9, 2021

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OhmConnect Cash Prize Brings 8-Year-Old’s Birthday Party to Life

Temecula Mom and daughter celebrate their energy efficiency with a $100 prize

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Katie Overmonds

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April 8, 2021

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Prize OhmHour Winner Wins Without Knowing She’d Participated in a Prize OhmHour!

Normally she earns a few dollars every OhmHour. This time, Sophia from San Diego won her mortgage paid for the month.

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Katie Overmonds

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April 8, 2021

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The Hidden Expense of Raising Kids That No Mom Blogs Tell You About

If you're not careful, the costs can add up in a BIG way.

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Katie Overmonds

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April 9, 2021

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An Hour of Unplugged Family Time Scored McKinleyville Mom a trip to Disneyland!

“I was shaking when I saw my name called as the winner. I couldn’t believe this was real!”

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Katie Overmonds

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April 9, 2021

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Climate Change

California is on fire

The region has become dryer, which transformed California’s iconic golden hillsides into kindling for a nightmarish fire season.

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Curtis Tongue

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October 28, 2019

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Climate Change

What You Need To Know About The PG&E Outage & OhmConnect

We will not be having any OhmHours during this time and are postponing our MEGA Summer Grand Prize celebration accordingly.

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Sophie Lubin

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April 9, 2021

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OhmConnecter Making His Groceries More Planet-Friendly After MEGA Win

Local, organic food no longer out of reach for MEGA Summer Giveaway winner

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Katie Overmonds

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April 9, 2021

Climate Change
Climate Change

4 Technologies Making the World More Energy Efficient

It’s easy to fear the downsides of technology. But these four innovations offer positive changes in how we use energy now and how we might in the future.

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April 9, 2021

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MEGA Summer Prize Winner Taking Mom on Trip of a Lifetime

“My Mom said before she died, she’d love to see NYC. I promised myself I’d be able to make her dreams come true and now I can.”

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Katie Overmonds

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April 9, 2021

Climate Change
Climate Change

Got a last-minute, 2-hour OhmHour last night? Here’s why.

Find out why Flex Alerts happen, and how you can help the grid during times of emergency.

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Curtis Tongue

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April 9, 2021

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OhmConnect Customer Has Earned More Than $11,000 For Her Energy Savings

She started out earning 37 cents per OhmHour. Last year, she pulled in more than $3000.

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Katie Overmonds

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September 3, 2021

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Carlsbad Family Wins Their Cell Phone Bill Paid For The Year - Just For Using Less Energy!

They unplug once per week and last month, their small action won them a big prize.

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Katie Overmonds

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April 9, 2021

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How to Bring Kids Into The Fun of OhmHours

OhmHour over the dinner hour? During bathtime? OhmConnect customers show us how OhmHours with kids can be done - and celebrated!

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Katie Overmonds

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April 9, 2021

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Latest Prize OhmHour Winner Using Money to Pay for Dream Wedding

Michelle from Murrieta, CA struck it rich -- just for unplugging once per week.

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Katie Overmonds

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April 9, 2021

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Meet Chris from San Diego, the latest Prize OhmHour winner!

He’s figured out a way to not only beat his OhmHour goals, but cut down his energy bills too.

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Katie Overmonds

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April 9, 2021

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Prize OhmHour Winner Taking Cash Prize & Going To Disneyland

(It only took a few tries to convince her that the prize was real!)

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Katie Overmonds

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April 9, 2021

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Could you 'Marie Kondo' your power usage and shrink your energy bill?

Take a lesson from the queen of clean and tidy up your energy usage to pay less for power.

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Katie Overmonds

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April 9, 2021

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Longtime OhmConnect user and California Dad wins free energy for a year

Irvine, CA family wins their SCE energy bills paid for a year in our latest Prize OhmHour giveaway

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Katie Overmonds

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April 9, 2021

Climate Change
Climate Change

7 New Year’s Resolutions That’ll Make You Money & Help The Planet

Happy New Year! Make this year’s resolutions count with goals that won’t just reward you but give the planet a high-five too.

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Katie Overmonds

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April 18, 2019

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New Parents Get Extra Money For Diapers & Some Quality Baby Time During #OhmHours

“Our new conservation habits are helping us contribute some extra money towards our son’s education fund.”

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Katie Overmonds

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April 18, 2019

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OhmHours The First Step To Whole Home Efficiency for Valley Springs Homeowners

It started with an OhmHour, then a smart thermostat. Now this family is on the journey to sustainability.

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Katie Overmonds

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April 9, 2021

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OhmConnect Referrals Bring In Some Serious Extra Cash for Apple Valley Resident

She signed up for OhmConnect three months ago & already earned nearly $2500

By

Katie Overmonds

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April 18, 2019

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Smart Home

It’s our favorite holiday of the year … Energy Efficiency Day!

We’ve rounded up the absolute best ways to celebrate this year. (Psst - a few of them will even pay you!)

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Katie Overmonds

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April 9, 2021

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Meet The Family Who Won The Disneyland Trip In a MEGA Summer Giveaway!

Escondido-area Dad takes his two girls on the trip of a lifetime after powering down during a MEGA OhmHour.

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Katie Overmonds

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April 9, 2021

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Bakersfield Family Pays Entire Year’s Energy Bill With Earnings From OhmConnect

Last year, their annual PG&E ‘True-Up’ bill came in at $1400. In just three months of participating in #OhmHours, they’ve earned almost enough to pay it in full.

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Katie Overmonds

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April 18, 2019

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MEGA Summer Winner Wins MEGA Prize & Gets Engaged On The Same Day!

“It was so many good things in such a short period of time - it felt unreal.”

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Katie Overmonds

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April 18, 2019

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A Smart Thermostat Saved One OhmConnect User 25% On Their Energy Bill This Summer

It’s been HOT this summer, but the energy savings have been real for one family, without them lifting a finger

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Katie Overmonds

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April 18, 2019

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Engineers Without Borders Puts Their OhmConnect Referral Rewards To Good Use

The San Francisco Chapter of EWB used some savvy OhmConnect strategies to fundraise for their cause

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Katie Overmonds

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September 9, 2021

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OhmConnect User Earns More Than $650 Without His Family Even Realizing They’re Participating

A few smart home devices allowed Joel and his family to participate in #OhmHours without even noticing

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Katie Overmonds

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April 18, 2019

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San Diego Couple Makes #OhmHour Nights Date Nights - & They Get Paid To Do It!

Getting paid to go for a walk or out for dinner sounds like a pretty great deal to JR and Eileen.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

April 18, 2019

Climate Change
Climate Change

Extreme Heat Waves Mean Extreme Demand On The Energy Grid

OhmConnect customers playing a key role in electricity management this summer

By

Matt Duesterberg

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April 18, 2019

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California Mom Has Earned $290 So Far This Year With Smart Home Tech

Easy-to-install, the Hive Welcome Home pack pays her family each month for their home’s excess energy

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Katie Overmonds

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April 18, 2019

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