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How to control your normal A/C with WiFi (and get cash back for it)

Did you know that ConEd can send you a free device to control your normal window air conditioner with WiFi, and can also give you $25 back if you’ve recently bought a new air conditioner? We’re probably going to be in our homes for a while longer so it’s good to get this set up now!

It’s very easy to set up and you get points for doing it!

How to control your air conditioner with WiFi

ConEd offer a service to their customers for free (traditionally) to keep costs down over the summer months and ensuring that air conditioners aren’t left on during the day!

Traditionally, you can set it up on a timer and it includes a remote thermostat so it can monitor how the temperature changes in your rooms (and overnight) to keep the room at the right temperature.

Being home more right now and throughout this year, it’s going to be good to watch your power usage.

In addition to all of that, you also get rewarded throughout the summer through “Cool Points“:

Connect your room air conditioner to Wi-Fi with a free smartAC kit and control your home’s temperature on-the-go with the free smartAC Go app.

Cool Points are reward points you can earn by doing your part to keep the energy grid reliable. 1,000 Cool Points equals $1.

Cool Points Hours are energy conservation hours that occur three to five times throughout the summer on very hot days when there is high demand on the energy grid.

All you need to take advantage of this: A Con Edison residential electric account, a Wi-Fi network in your home, and an A/C unit (window or floor).

You get sent a device that gets plugged into the wall, and then your A/C plugs into it. It controls whether power flows to the A/C unit or not, and voila, WiFi controlled!

I’ve had this for two years now and have redeemed some decent value each year!

To sign up for the Smart A/C Program, just click here! Fill in all the requirements and you’ll earn rewards for keeping things efficient!

Get $25 back when you buy a new Energy Star A/C

ConEd ALSO have another great offer to those who have bought a new Energy Star A/C!

There’s no better time to do your part and replace your older room air conditioner with a newer, more energy-efficient model. Simply submit a rebate application to get $25 back on your purchase of a qualifying ENERGY STAR air conditioner today.* Limited to two rebates per account holder.

If you’ve got a new unit, click here to head over to the ConEd website for all the details and how to apply!

You get it back in points but it’s still worth it because it can be redeemed for lots of different vouchers and tools.

Realistically it’s free to do, so why wouldn’t you?

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Josh Pugh

A business founding, digital marketing focused, charity driving, community builder from South Australia, living in New York City. After moving in 2017, Josh realized that there was an opportunity to curate and help the community of expats who moved to the United States – and launched America Josh.View Author posts