How Does OhmConnect Work - Tips and Tricks

Whether you’re just getting started with OhmConnect or are an energy saving pro, there’s a good chance you’ll learn something new with this OhmConnect Tips and Tricks guide.

Tip #1: Automate Your Savings with Smart Devices

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The key to making money every month with OhmConnect is smart devices. By linking your smart devices to OhmConnect, you are qualifying for additional rewards and payments that are unavailable otherwise. The more smart devices you have linked, the more potential you have to earn. Here are a few tips to ensure your smart devices reach maximum earning potential:

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    Make sure your smart devices are turned ON. It sounds counterintuitive, but we can’t turn your appliance off if it’s connected to a smart plug that’s already turned off. Turn your smart device on and leave it on -- that’s what makes it smart!
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    Extra smart devices are a failsafe. Even if you have already maxed out the number of smart devices, it doesn’t hurt to add one or two more. That way, if one of your smart devices unexpectedly fails (usually because a human tampered with it), you’ll have the backup you need to get all your rewards.
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    Not all smart devices are created equal. A smart thermostat is far and away the smartest device you can add to your home. That’s because it controls the HVAC, which is by far the biggest energy-user in the home. We love smart plugs, but if you really want to win the game, the smart thermostat is the cheat code.
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Tip #2: Avoid Energy-Intensive Chores

You are being awarded Watts for your overall energy savings. Watts are wonderful because you can use them to spin the prize Wheel or enter the Grand Prize. So you want to earn as many Watts as possible during each energy-saving event.

Sure, you can turn out the lights, but that won’t save nearly as much energy as simply not cooking during an energy-saving event. The stove is probably the single biggest energy hog that costs people their Watts. So if you can pre-prep a meal, or start cooking after the energy-saving event ends, you will get literally hundreds more Watts than you otherwise would.

Along with cooking, the laundry is the next chore to definitely avoid. The dryer is the worst of all. There are lots of times during the day or night that you can do laundry when energy is more plentiful. So skip the laundry for this hour and earn all those Watts for saving energy.

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Tip #3: Referrals, Referrals, Referrals

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The people who make a lot of money with OhmConnect -- so much money that they have to file it on their tax returns -- are the ones that take advantage of referrals.

Referrals pay cash money, not just to you, but to the friend or family member who signs up. It is a quick and easy way to get extra income. You can get even more for referrals when you win a multiplier.

You can win a referral rewards multiplier by spinning the prize Wheel with your Watts. If you have a couple of friends who are about to move and sign up for a new electric bill, now’s the time to spin the Wheel, get your multiplier, and send them your referral code.

Tip #4: Prizes

You can use Watts in the OhmConnect Rewards Marketplace to spin the rewards wheel or enter drawings to win fun prizes like a family vacation. If you're not a member, you can participate in our prize program by submitting an entry here.

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