Insider tip: You may think you want to plan an #OhmHour for when you’re normally not at home - here’s why you shouldn’t.
Whether you’ve been an OhmConnect user since the very beginning, or you’re a fresh, new recruit on the platform, you may not realize this: you have the power to control when your #OhmHours happen.
Since the purpose of #OhmHours are to ensure that we can collectively reduce as much energy as possible, we want to make sure that if an #OhmHour is scheduled, you can participate — and save energy! It doesn’t help anyone if you go over your baseline and lose points, so we want to avoid that at all costs.
And we get it. Sometimes #OhmHours just aren’t convenient. Maybe you host a book club every Tuesday from 8-9pm, or maybe 7-8pm is when you routinely give your baby a bath. Life happens!
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So to help make the most of OhmConnect, we’ve given you the ability to control when your power-down #OhmHours happen.
Step #1: Go to your OhmConnect dashboard and click on your personal icon in the top, right-hand corner of the screen.
Step # 2: Click on ‘account’ (or ‘settings’, depending on whether you’ve gotten the new version of the dashboard yet)
Step #3: Scroll to the bottom of the page until you see the section called ‘Times You’d Like to Recieve #OhmHours’
Step #4: Edit the timeframes when you’d like to receive #OhmHours. You’re able to choose different times for both weekdays and weekends, since life’s different on different days!
That’s it! You’ll now get #OhmHours only during those specific times.
While you might be inclined to choose to get #OhmHours only during times when you’re never home, it’s probably not your best bet.
Maximum earnings will happen if you schedule an #OhmHour during a time when you would normally be using a lot of energy.
Because your energy forecast is based on the amount of energy you typically use during that same time period over previous days.
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It’s a bit complicated, but here’s a good example so you can see how it works:
Example 1: Planning an #OhmHour for when you’re not normally home
Example 2: Planning an #OhmHour over dinnertime
And there you have it!
By opting to get an #OhmHour when her family normally uses lots of energy and by preparing ahead of time, Susan was able to earn a lot more points. So now that you know the tricks of the trade, you can schedule your #OhmHours for both convenience and maximum cash earnings.