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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!)

By

Katie Overmonds

on

November 30, 2017

Wifi Thermostats
Smart Home

Smart Thermostats 101: All You Need To Know To Upgrade & Save On Your Energy Bill

Why you need a smart thermostat (if you don’t already have one) and how IT can pay YOU for your energy

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Maria Belenky

on

June 29, 2018

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

Bills
Smart Home

9 Helpful Apps for Homeowners

Keep your bills in check, rent your extra space or get paid to save energy with the apps and services on this list

By

Jef van de Graaf

on

April 2, 2018

Bills
Smart Home

11 Smart (& Easy!) Ways to Pay Less for Utilities

Most of us are overpaying for utilities - here's how to stop.

By

Guest Author

on

May 3, 2018

Save Money
Smart Home

12 Apps That Pay For “Better” Lifestyle Choices

You're already going for a run, and turning off your lights when you leave the house - why not get paid for both of those actions?

By

Jef van de Graaf

on

April 2, 2018

Utilities
Smart Home

Pushing The Green Button: How to Access Your Home’s Energy Data to Save (& Even Earn) Money

Imagine seeing your energy usage in near real time and being able to make immediate changes to improve efficiency. That’s the power of Green Button.

By

John Anderson

on

April 25, 2018

Bills
Smart Home

9 Tweaks That Can Net You an Extra $580 Per Month

Life hacks, budget boosters and apps that pay you.

By

Curtis Tongue

on

November 30, 2017

Utilities
Smart Home

Where Do The Prices Of Electricity Come From?

Our electrical grid is a massive, constantly moving machine. Here we break down how it works, and why we pay what we pay for power.

By

Matt Duesterberg

on

November 30, 2017

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.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

November 30, 2017

Climate Change
Smart Home

Why Do We Need Natural Gas Plants?

If renewable energy is the best thing since sliced bread, why don't we use it all the time?

By

Max Dunn

on

March 14, 2018

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

Bills
Smart Home

What Are the Pros and Cons of Installing Solar Panels?

Installing solar panels is a smart choice for lots of reasons, but there are some downsides associated with solar energy, too. Before investing in solar power, it’s important to consider both the pros and cons.

By

Kyle Pennell

on

January 16, 2018

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

Bills
Smart Home

How To Reduce Your Home's Carbon Footprint And Stop Money From Flying Out The Window

Here’s a quick roundup of the incentives available in California, and how to get the most bang for your home retrofit buck.

By

Keith Brooks

on

February 16, 2018

Internet of Things
Smart Home

How Lithium Powers The World

As the cost of lithium battery packs continues to decline, technologies like the Tesla Model 3, Nissan Leaf and Tesla Powerwall are setting up the power storage unit for major growth in the coming years. So just how does it work?

By

Kyle Pennell

on

January 16, 2018

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

Save Energy
Smart Home

Why did solar get so cheap in the last 20 years?

The price of solar energy has dropped dramatically over the past two decades. Since 2010 alone, the cost of installed solar has dropped 70 percent. But how? And what does the future of solar look like?

By

Kyle Pennell

on

January 16, 2018

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

Utilities
Smart Home

The 12 Days of Energy Savings

The holiday season is generally a heavy time for energy use, but that doesn't you can’t keep your utility bill in check. Check out 12 tips to help you save energy and money at home during the holidays.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

November 30, 2017

Smart Money
Smart Home

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

1. Get paid up to $300 to turn off the lights. California, Texas and Toronto residents can earn up to $300/year (depending on your energy savings)

By

Katie Overmonds

on

November 30, 2017

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