Existing User Free Smart Thermostat Offer Terms
Last updated: July 1, 2022
This page describes the terms and conditions (“Offer Terms”) that apply to OhmConnect’s Existing User Free Smart Thermostat Offer (referred to in these terms and conditions as the “Existing User Smart Thermostat Promotion” or the “Promotion”).
The Existing User Free Smart Thermostat Promotion is open to California residents who:
receive a free smart thermostat from OhmConnect during the Promotional Period (defined below);
reside within Climate Zones 9-15;
have not received a thermostat incentive or rebate or free thermostat paid for by ratepayer funds in the prior 7.5 years;
are existing users of the OhmConnect demand response Program;
have previously authorized their utility usage data to be shared with OhmConnect;
have not previously claimed a free or discounted smart thermostat as part of any past promotion from OhmConnect;
have not previously connected a smart thermostat to their OhmConnect account; and
are electric service customers of PG&E or SDG&E.
PLEASE READ THESE OFFER TERMS CAREFULLY AND IN FULL. THEY CONTAIN CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS ON THE PROMOTION AS WELL AS INFORMATION ON WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU FAIL TO SATISFY THE OHMCONNECT REGISTRATION PROCESS AFTER RECEIVING YOUR SELECTED SMART THERMOSTAT – INCLUDING WHEN YOU CAN BE CHARGED THE FULL PRICE OF THE SMART THERMOSTAT PLUS APPLICABLE TAX IF YOU FAIL TO TIMELY CONNECT THE SMART THERMOSTAT TO OHMCONNECT WITHIN THE PERIOD SPECIFIED.
OhmConnect is a free service that can help consumers decrease energy usage during periods of high demand. OhmConnect, Inc. (“OhmConnect”) has partnered with Google and several other manufacturers to offer a free smart thermostat (such as the Google Nest Thermostat, ecobee3 lite thermostat, or Sensi smart thermostat) to existing PG&E and SDG&E electric service customers who join OhmConnect’s demand response program. Smart Thermostat Promotion participants are referred to in these Terms and Conditions as “Participants.” As part of this promotion, OhmConnect may administer a rebate of up to $75 that has been authorized by the California Public Utilities Commission (“CPUC”).
These Offer Terms incorporate by reference the additional terms and conditions corresponding to OhmConnect’s demand response program and, for those who are eligible for and elect to receive a free Google Nest Thermostat, Google’s Nest Rush Hour Rewards Program, both of which can be found here:
For those electing to receive a Nest Thermostat as part of the Existing User Smart Thermostat Promotion, the OhmConnect demand response program is provided in conjunction with Google’s Nest Rush Hour Rewards Program, and enrollment in both is required to qualify for a free Nest Thermostat. If you opt for a smart thermostat other than a Nest thermostat, such smart thermostat may require your agreement to other terms and conditions between you and the manufacturer or licensor of that smart thermostat. Regardless, in addition to the other eligibility requirements described herein, you must be an OhmConnect customer and enrolled in OhmConnect’s demand response program to be eligible to participate in the Existing User Smart Thermostat Promotion.
These Offer Terms are meant to be consistent with and supplementary to the Terms of Service, the Nest Rush Hour Rewards Terms, and any other terms imposed by the smart thermostat manufacturers or licensors of the smart thermostat (as applicable). In the event of any inconsistency or direct conflict between these Offer Terms and the Terms of Service or any other additional terms, these Offer Terms will prevail.
You may also qualify for your utility’s Energy Savings Assistance program, which includes a no-cost thermostat installed for income-qualified households.
2. The Smart Thermostat Promotion
Subject to availability, OhmConnect will provide each Participant who completes the eligibility requirements between July 1, 2022 at 12:00 AM Pacific Time (PT) and July 31, 2022 at 11:59 PM (PT) (the “Promotional Period”) one of the following smart thermostats at no cost: (a) a Google Nest Thermostat, (b) an ecobee3 lite thermostat, or (c) a Sensi smart thermostat. While supplies last. OhmConnect may administer a CPUC rebate of up to $75 as part of this Promotion, which will be claimed for an eligible Participant by OhmConnect.
To meet the Promotion requirements, you must satisfy all of the following conditions and steps:
Be an existing OhmConnect user, enrolled in OhmConnect’s demand response program, a legal resident of California, 18 years of age or older, have an active PG&E or SDG&E utility account, have adequate Wi-Fi in your home, have previously authorized your utility usage data to be shared with OhmConnect, and not be currently enrolled in a demand response program other than OhmConnect.
Receive the smart thermostat from OhmConnect, reside within Climate Zones 9-15 as identified by the State of California, and not have received a thermostat incentive or rebate or free thermostat paid for by California ratepayer funds in the prior 7.5 years.
Satisfy all of the following Steps 1-5 during the Promotional Period, including connecting the smart thermostat to OhmConnect within 30 days of delivery of the smart thermostat and being an active participant in OhmConnect’s demand response program.
Step 1 (only for those choosing a Google Nest Thermostat):
If you opt to receive a Google Nest thermostat. JIf you opt to receive a Google Nest Thermostat, join Google Nest’s Rush Hour Rewards Program. Enrollment in both the OhmConnect Demand Response Program and Google's Rush Hour Rewards Program is required. This Step 1 is not required if you opt for another smart thermostat.
Receive a qualifying smart thermostat from OhmConnect. You must furnish OhmConnect with a valid credit card to receive the free smart thermostat and provide your authorization for us to charge your card for the full MSRP of the smart thermostat you elect to receive. You will be charged the full MSRP (plus applicable sales tax) if you fail to connect the smart thermostat to OhmConnect associated with your PG&E or SDG&E electric utility account within 30 days of delivery of the smart thermostat to the shipping address provided in Step 3. See below for MSRP.
Provide Shipping Address. Provide a shipping address to where the smart thermostat will be shipped.
Connect the Smart Thermostat. You must connect the smart thermostat to OhmConnect within 30 days of delivery of the smart thermostat to the shipping address provided in Step 3.
Be an Active OhmConnect User Within the Promotional Period: To complete the qualifications for the free smart thermostat, you must be an active user of the OhmConnect demand response program within the Promotional Period, including by engaging and participating with the OhmConnect platform, communications and/or events.
Remember: You must connect the smart thermostat to OhmConnect within 30 days of delivery. If you do not connect the smart thermostat within this 30-day period, we will charge your credit card for the full MSRP of the smart thermostat delivered to you (plus applicable sales tax):
- Google Nest Thermostat: $129.99 MSRP.
- Ecobee 3 lite Thermostat: $169.99 MSRP.
- Sensi Smart Thermostat: $129.99 MSRP.
Instructions for how to install and connect to OhmConnect will be provided with the smart thermostat.
4. Additional Terms and Conditions
By participating in this promotion, you represent and warrant that you have not received a thermostat incentive or rebate or free thermostat paid for by California ratepayer funds in the prior 7.5 years.
You are solely responsible for purchasing, maintaining and using at your own expense all utility, Wi-Fi, access to the internet, communications and other equipment and devices necessary to participate in the Promotion.
Employees, officers and directors of OhmConnect, its parent, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies, advertising, promotion, and production agencies, Webmasters and Web suppliers, their immediate family members (parents, grandparents, children, siblings, and spouse of any of the foregoing) regardless of where they live and individuals residing in their same household, whether related or not, are not eligible to participate in the Promotion.
Use of automated, robotic, programmed and like methods of online participation are prohibited. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Promotion, as determined by OhmConnect in its sole discretion, will be disqualified. OhmConnect may also prosecute such persons to the full extent of the law.
From time to time, OhmConnect may change these Offer Terms. If it does so, the “Last Updated” line above will be revised. You are responsible for regularly reviewing these Offer Terms. Your continued participation in the Promotion following the posting of changes to the Offer Terms indicates your acceptance of those changes. OhmConnect also reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Promotion for any reason or for no reason.
If you have any questions, please contact OhmConnect at OhmConnect, Inc., 371 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA 94607.
OhmConnect: OhmConnect, Inc., 371 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA 94607.