What is Connect to Save?
Connect to Save is your hub for home energy solutions that benefit your home and the entire South River EMC community. Our current program offerings are discounted Smart Thermostats and Smart Water Heater devices. Learn more about these offerings now and check back as we continue to grow the program with and for you.
How does it work?
Find Your Perfect Smart Thermostat
As an electric cooperative member, you have an opportunity to purchase a smart thermostat for as little as $25 with free installation. These Wi-fi-enabled thermostats provide greater control of your heating and cooling needs, offer alerts and reminders, and can be controlled with your mobile devices for added convenience.
Save on Power Costs
After your new thermostat is installed, the Connect to Save program will make minimal adjustments to your settings during periods of high electricity demand. These small actions multiplied across thousands of homes will create big savings on wholesale power costs. As an at-cost provider of electricity, saving on wholesale power costs benefits all members by keeping costs low for the entire electric cooperative. If you want to learn more about these events, please visit our FAQs.
Sign Up Today!
To get started, select your smart thermostat, then confirm your eligibility by completing the simple form that appears after adding your smart thermostat to the cart. You will then be prompted to schedule your free installation before you complete your checkout. To save even more and to earn a one-time Connect to Save Prepaid MasterCard®, you can add a Carina Smart Water Heater Device to your order. Simply go to the smart thermostat product page and select the option that includes the water heater device.
Take the time to review these Terms and Conditions.
Get Started: Choose from six models.
ecobee3 lite and ecobee SmartThermostat with voice control
Both models have a built-in temperature sensor and are compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
Google Nest Thermostat and Google Nest Learning Thermostat
Both models can create a customized cooling and heating schedule, work with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant and have a built-in temperature sensor.
T5 Smart Thermostat and T9 Smart Thermostat with Temperature Sensor
Bonus! You will also receive a $50 Prepaid Mastercard© for connecting your water heater.
Choose to receive a FREE Carina Smart Water Heater Add-On Device.
This intelligent device on your water heater:
- Runs in the background, requring no behavior changes
- Shifts energy use during high demand periods to off peak period
- Helps reduce wholesale power cost to your cooperative
- Makes your water heater “Smart” and allows interface with integrated phone app (Android or iOS)