Members who are part of Cool Returns have a radio-controlled switch on their central air conditioners, air-source heat pumps or ground-source heat pumps. The switch is activated on hot days when demand for electricity is high during June, July, August and September. Once activated, the switch cycles the unit’s compressor for brief periods of time. The switch does not control your thermostat and cool air continues to circulate in your home.
Monthly savings incentives
Participating homeowners received a one time $100 bill credit when the switch was installed. After 12 months, participants receive a $5 bill credit during the months of June, July, August and September. A two-year agreement is required.
Cool Returns is no longer accepting new enrollments in the program.