Message from Farmers EC Member Care
Message from Farmers EC Member Care

Google Nest Rush Hour Rewards

Offering a smarter way to save. Now you can get paid to save energy at home and help your co-op control long-term power costs. Enroll your Google Nest Learning Thermostat in Rush Hour Rewards and Farmers EC will reward you with $100 account credit (maximum 2). After the first year, you can earn an additional $50 credit for each consecutive year you participate in the program.

Rush Hour Rewards Program

Follow the link for system requirements and complete program details.
Confirmation of enrollment takes three to five business days. Be sure to have your Nest username and password available when enrolling.

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Rush Hour Rewards is a voluntary program designed to reduce electricity use during peak hours by helping homeowners efficiently manage their usage before a peak occurs and rewarding them for their participation.

Here’s the challenge: During peak conditions–the extreme highs of summer and lows of winter–your heating and cooling system has to compensate for the temperature gap between the exterior and interior of your home—combine this with homes all over the region using large amounts of electricity at the same time creates an “energy rush hour.”

Here’s the solution: Farmers EC members are encouraged to install a Google Nest Learning Thermostat and enroll in the Rush Hour Rewards program. Ahead of an anticipated Rush Hour event, the Google Nest Thermostat will pre-heat your home in the winter and pre-cool your home in the summer. The Rush Hour Rewards program includes a winter and summer program. The summer program begins in May and runs through October, and Rush Hour events may be between noon and 9 p.m. The winter program runs from November through April, and Rush Hour events may be between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. A rush hour event will not exceed four hours. And, if you need to opt out of an event, you can easily adjust your thermostat or make the adjustment within the Google Home app.

Enrollment Requirements
You must have the following to enroll in this program:

  • Central Air
  • Wi-Fi
  • Google Nest Learning Thermostat

Download a copy of our Terms & Conditions (PDF)

Disclaimer: Google and Nest Learning Thermostat are trademarks of Google LLC.