SDG&E
User Stories

Family Flips Circuit Breaker Weekly for Unplugged Family Time

Their dedication to fully powering down during #OhmHours scored them a $5000 prize!

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Katie Overmonds

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January 9, 2019

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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

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Katie Overmonds

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January 9, 2019

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User Stories

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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January 9, 2019

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User Stories

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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January 9, 2019

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.”

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Katie Overmonds

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January 9, 2019

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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

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Katie Overmonds

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January 9, 2019

Internet of Things
Smart Home

Where’s the best place to put my smartplug?

You got a smartplug - now be smart about where you put it.

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Katie Overmonds

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November 30, 2017

Save Energy
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

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Katie Overmonds

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January 9, 2019

Save Energy
User Stories

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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January 9, 2019

Save Energy
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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November 30, 2017

Wifi Thermostats
User Stories

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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January 9, 2019

Bills
User Stories

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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January 9, 2019

Bills
Smart Home

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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November 30, 2017

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User Stories

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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January 9, 2019

Unplug
User Stories

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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January 9, 2019

Bills
User Stories

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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January 9, 2019

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User Stories

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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January 9, 2019

Bills
User Stories

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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January 9, 2019

Save Money
User Stories

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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January 9, 2019

Save Energy
User Stories

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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January 9, 2019

Save Money
User Stories

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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January 9, 2019

PG&E
User Stories

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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January 9, 2019

Bills
Smart Home

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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November 30, 2017

SDG&E
User Stories

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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January 9, 2019

Save Money
User Stories

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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January 9, 2019

Save Energy
User Stories

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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January 9, 2019

Save Energy
Smart Home

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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November 30, 2017

Bills
User Stories

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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January 9, 2019

Bills
User Stories

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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January 9, 2019

Save Energy
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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November 30, 2017

Save Energy
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

November 30, 2017

Save Energy
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

January 9, 2019

Climate Change
Climate Change

OhmConnect community more critical than ever in record-breaking heat

Big rewards are on the line as temps soar above 100°F

By

Katie Overmonds

on

November 30, 2017

Save Energy
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

November 30, 2017

Bills
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

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Katie Overmonds

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November 30, 2017

Save Energy
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

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January 9, 2019

PG&E
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

November 30, 2017

Climate Change

13 Safe & Eco-Friendly Ways to Celebrate Halloween 2020 at Home 

Halloween should be spooky, not *actually* scary.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

November 30, 2017

Save Money
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.”

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Katie Overmonds

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January 9, 2019

Save Energy
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

January 9, 2019

Save Money
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

November 30, 2017

Save Energy
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

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Katie Overmonds

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January 9, 2019

Save Energy
User Stories

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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January 9, 2019

Save Energy
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.

By

Katie Overmonds

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November 30, 2017

Save Money
Smart Home

6 Ways to Save Money Doing the Laundry

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

By

Katie Overmonds

on

November 30, 2017

Bills
User Stories

27 OhmConnect Users Take Home an Extra $50 For Flipping Their Circuit Breakers

This week, 27 users got the email about the upcoming MEGA OhmHour in their inbox, flipped their breakers and got an extra 5000 points ($50) deposited into their OhmConnect account. Amazing, right?

By

Katie Overmonds

on

January 9, 2019

Climate Change
Climate Change

Earth Day 2021: How Kids Can Help The Planet This Month

It's 2021 and action for the planet is needed more than ever. Here is a roundup of some of our favorite ways that kids can take action to help the planet this Earth Day.

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Katie Overmonds

on

November 30, 2017

Bills
User Stories

He went for a walk with his kids, we gave him $5000.

“I thought it was a scam!” OhmConnect Platinum user takes home this week’s big MEGA OhmHour prize.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

January 9, 2019

Save Energy
Climate Change

For Earth Hour 2021, Get Paid To Power Down

Earth Hour 2021 is March 27th, from 8:30-9:30 PM. Will you unplug for the planet?

By

Katie Overmonds

on

November 30, 2017

Save Energy
User Stories

OhmConnect Super User Reaches 100 Consecutive Events!

OhmConnect superstar Sylvester shares his tips for reaching the incredible milestone.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

January 9, 2019

Internet of Things
User Stories

Smart-home skeptic changes his tune to save the planet

For Alan Mirviss from San Francisco, the decision to install smart plugs in his home to optimize his family’s #OhmHours wasn’t an easy one.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

January 9, 2019

Smart Money
Smart Home

These 9 Electricity Bill Hacks Could Save You ~$2000 Per Year

Get paid hundreds of dollars, just for unplugging.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

November 30, 2017

Smart Money
User Stories

Temecula, CA family earns $800+ in less than a year of participating in #OhmHours

Getting paid to ensure their son has a better environment to grow up in? Count us in!

By

Katie Overmonds

on

January 9, 2019

SDG&E
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 9, 2019

Bills
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

January 9, 2019

Save Energy
User Stories

California Man Hacked His Energy Bill - Now He EARNS Almost $500 Per Month!

He unplugs for a few hours every month, and gets paid big bucks for his energy savings. You can too!

By

Katie Overmonds

on

January 9, 2019

Save Energy
Smart Home

Pocket $445 Per Year By Connecting Your OhmConnect Account With A Smart Thermostat

Thermostats that learn your habits, adjust accordingly and even participate in #OhmHours without you lifting a finger? Money. (Literally.)

By

Katie Overmonds

on

November 30, 2017

Save Energy
Smart Home

The Clothesline Comeback

Why more people are drying on the line

By

Katie Overmonds

on

November 30, 2017

Bills
User Stories

Fresno-Area Family Cashes Out $150 in Just 45 Days With OhmConnect

… and brings their PG&E bill down from $1000 to $150 per month!

By

Katie Overmonds

on

January 9, 2019

Save Energy
Smart Home

13 Ways for Apartment Renters to Save Money on Energy

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

By

Katie Overmonds

on

November 30, 2017

Save Energy
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.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

November 30, 2017

Save Energy
User Stories

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.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

January 9, 2019

Save Money
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.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

November 30, 2017

Bills
Climate Change

The dirty secret in your investment portfolio

New research shows your investment portfolio may have more of an impact on your carbon footprint than any other individual action - including having a child.

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Katie Overmonds

on

November 30, 2017

Save Energy
User Stories

My intention for 2018: Reducing screen time and tethering to real life experiences

9 tips and tricks for reducing the amount of time you and your kids spend in front of a screen this year

By

Katie Overmonds

on

January 9, 2019

Climate Change
Climate Change

14 Amazing Things That Happened for the Planet in 2017

In 2017, it felt like the global media picked up all of the problems, and none of the solutions. To fix that, here are 14 of the best conservation stories from this year that you probably missed.

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Katie Overmonds

on

November 30, 2017

Internet of Things
Smart Home

The Silver Lining to America’s Tech Obsession

Smartphones and tablets keep getting smaller, replacing energy-hogging TVs and PCs while saving on raw materials

By

Katie Overmonds

on

November 30, 2017

Internet of Things
Smart Home

The Future Is Now With Home Automation. But What Is It & Why Do We Need It?

Wherever you decide to start, a small investment in some smart home technology will help you take the first step towards simplifying your home and your life – and you'll save more than just time. ‍

By

Katie Overmonds

on

November 30, 2017

PG&E
Smart Home

Got Your Utility Bill Handy? These Services Use Your Home’s Energy Data to Save You Money & Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

All you need to know is your SDG&E, SCE, SMUD, or PG&E login information and you’re set to go.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

November 30, 2017

Internet of Things
Smart Home

Making Your Home a Smart Home Has Never Been Easier or Cheaper

OhmConnect has partnered with Hive to give you 20% off a Smart Home Starter Pack.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

November 30, 2017

Unplug
User Stories

Making #OhmHours A Family Affair: One User Shows Us How It's Done

Think you can’t do #OhmHours with kids? Think again. This San Diego family thinks of unplugged time as the highlight of their week.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

January 9, 2019

Bills
User Stories

Super-Couponer Makes Money Every Week With OhmConnect

Receipt Hog? Ibotta? She’s tried ‘em all.

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Katie Overmonds

on

January 9, 2019

Save Money
User Stories

OhmConnect Super User Has Earned Nearly $9000 in Two Years

She’s learned the tricks to earning big during #OhmHours and getting others on board

By

Katie Overmonds

on

January 9, 2019

PG&E
User Stories

Oakland Resident Wins A Trip To Iceland Just For Unplugging Once Per Week

Darlington Ikwuemesibe is the latest winner of OhmConnect’s MEGA Summer Live contest

By

Katie Overmonds

on

January 9, 2019

Wifi Thermostats
User Stories

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

By

Katie Overmonds

on

January 9, 2019

SDG&E
User Stories

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

January 9, 2019

Internet of Things
User Stories

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

By

Katie Overmonds

on

January 9, 2019

Smart Money
User Stories

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

By

Katie Overmonds

on

January 9, 2019

Wifi Thermostats
User Stories

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

By

Katie Overmonds

on

January 9, 2019

Save Money
User Stories

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.”

By

Katie Overmonds

on

January 9, 2019

Bills
User Stories

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.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

January 9, 2019

Bills
User Stories

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

on

January 9, 2019

Save Money
User Stories

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.”

By

Katie Overmonds

on

January 9, 2019

Save Energy
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

on

November 30, 2017

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