SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The smart home service OhmConnect announced today that it has launched an online retail store offering industry-leading cash back rebates on the most trusted wifi thermostats, smart plugs, home automation, and electric vehicle charging brands and products, such as ecobee, Honeywell, Nest, ChargePoint electric vehicle chargers, and the new Schneider Electric Wiser Home Energy Management system.
In an industry first, these devices also seamlessly sync with the free OhmConnect service, which sends users cash back rebates for automatically using less energy from the most pollution-intensive power plants. The payments are generated because the State prefers to pay residents to reduce energy rather than start up dirty power plants.
"Just in time for the holidays, the OhmConnect online store allows you to give the gift that keeps on giving, both to the environment and your wallet. Our store features the best-in-class smart devices that automatically reduce your home's environmental impact and send you monthly payments," said Curtis Tongue, Co-Founder and CMO, OhmConnect.
Darlene Adler, who connected a Nest Learning Thermostat claims, "It's so cool to know that OhmConnect is automatically reducing my use of dirty energy with my Nest Thermostat during #OhmHours. "Effortlessly reducing my energy impact and getting paid $298 is a significant reward for something I want to do anyway."
OhmConnect is a free online service that takes one minute to sign up and then pays users to reduce energy use one or two hours per week. The OhmConnect service seamlessly syncs with the smart home devices listed in its online store, enabling OhmConnect users to automatically earn up to $300 or more via PayPal payments for timely energy reductions.
"The new OhmConnect online store is an excellent way for the public to access more affordable Internet of Things solutions," said Paul Campbell, Vice President of Innovation, Partner Business, Schneider Electric. "Homeowners are looking to take more control of their home and energy use than ever before. They are demanding smart homes that add convenience and reduce impact. Connecting Schneider smart home devices to OhmConnect is an excellent step in that direction and we're excited to be a part of this groundbreaking offering."
"Like OhmConnect, ecobee is committed to increasing convenience for homeowners, all while saving them money and positively impacting the environment," said Stuart Lombard, President and CEO of ecobee. "We're excited to give OhmConnect users the opportunity to cut their heating and cooling costs by up to 23 percent with our Apple HomeKit-enabled ecobee3 smart thermostat."
Since 2013, OhmConnect has worked to simplify consumer energy through behavioral energy reductions and smart device automation. OhmConnect enables thousands of California energy customers to earn weekly PayPal payments for timely, smarter home energy use. Anyone who uses any of the three major California energy suppliers: Pacific Gas and Electric (PG &E), Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric can sign up for free at ohmconnect.com. Follow us on Twitter @OhmConnect, see our OhmConnect Blog, or check us out on Facebook and LinkedIn. Download the free OhmConnect app from iTunes or Google Play.
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