- Save money and make your home more comfortable – electronic and programmable thermostats are more accurate than dial thermostats, which can throw off the temperature by as much as five degrees up or down.
- Get even more from a programmable thermostat:
- Save hundreds on heating costs.
- Wake up in the morning and come home at the end of a day to a warm house.
- No hassle with turning the heat up and down – set it and forget it!
How to Get a Rebate
Do You Qualify?
New and existing homes can qualify for a rebate.
To be eligible:
- You must be the homeowner and your home must have an active electricity account.
- Your home must be on a permanent foundation and intended as a residence.
- Your primary source of heat must be electric. If an additional heating source is used your home must have a minimum annual electricity usage of 15,000 kilowatt hours (kWh).
What to Look For
Programmable and electronic (non-programmable) thermostats can qualify for a rebate. New smart-thermostats can be controlled by a smart phone, tablet or computer, which makes it easy to program and track your energy use.
- Be used to control electric heating systems.
- Have a setting precision of +/- 0.5 degrees Celsius.
- A rebate is only provided if no other person or contractor has received a rebate for the same thermostat.
Where to use Programmable and Electronic Thermostats
|Main living areas such as the family room, living room, and kitchen.||Less used areas like the laundry room, porches, hallways, and spare bedrooms.|
How To Buy and Install
You can purchase eligible electronic and programmable thermostats at a local retailer or online. Just make sure that the thermostats meet the eligibility criteria.
Keep your receipt. You will need to submit a copy with your application.
We recommend that you have a qualified electrician install your thermostats.
How to Apply?
Once your thermostats are installed you can apply online or by mail. Your rebate will be applied as a credit on your electricity bill.
- Upload or mail a copy of your purchase receipt with your application.
- Allow up to eight weeks for processing.
- Newfoundland Power and Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro may visit your home and confirm the thermostat installation at any time within 15 months from when the rebate was processed.
How to Maximize your Energy Savings
- Set back the heat when you are at asleep or away. Turning down the heat 5°C saves you 10% on heating costs.
- Set your programmable thermostats to turn the heat down to 16°C between:
- 9 am – 5 pm while at work
- 11 pm – 7 am when gone to bed
- To maximize comfort and savings, program your thermostats to heat up your home about 30 minutes before you get up in the morning and just before you get home from work.
- Set the temperate to a lower setting like 16°C in rooms you do not use often, such as spare bedrooms.
- Your programmable thermostats may need to be reset after a power outage so check to make sure your settings are still in place.
- Don’t forget to program your thermostats for maximum energy savings! Need help? We have step by step videos to show you how. Check out our videos for a demonstration of how to use and program the Honeywell RLV450A thermostat.
Learn How to Program Your Thermostat
Please see the following video to learn how to successfully program your thermostat for additional energy savings. The thermostat featured in the video is a Honeywell RLV450A.
takeCHARGE reserves the right to change or terminate the Thermostat Rebate Program at any time. If there is a difference between our printed materials and our website, please refer to the website for the most up-to-date program information.