Smart Thermostats


Smart Thermostats

Control, Convenience & Savings

A smart thermostat allows you to control the temperature of your home anywhere from your smart device, learns your behavior and can adjust the temperature of your home by itself. A rebate is available to customers with an all-electric home who purchase a qualifying smart thermostat listed on the Prequalified Smart Thermostat List. *Home must be all electric, excluding hybrid heat pumps, gas fireplaces and gas cooktops.

Smart Thermostat Rebates are available for:

  • Single Family Homes $50 - non-stacked residences with their own HVAC and water heating systems (i.e. Detached Homes, Duplexes, and Townhomes)
  • Multi-Family Homes $30 - any stacked residences with their own HVAC and water heating systems (i.e. Apartments and Condominiums)

Get Started!

Check the list of qualifying smart thermostats and choose one.

View Qualifying Smart Thermostats

Buy a qualified smart thermostat and install it.

You will need to complete and submit (mail or email) the following to Santee Cooper.

Mail or email to:

Santee Cooper Energy Support Services
305A Gardner Lacy Road
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

residential.energy@santeecooper.com

Check your mail! Your rebate will arrive within 6-8 weeks.

Smart Thermostats Frequently Asked Questions

No, you do not have to use a Santee Cooper Trade Ally to install a smart thermostat. You will need to complete and submit the Smart Thermostat form along with your receipt for the smart thermostat. In order to receive a rebate, the smart thermostat MUST be on the Prequalified Smart Thermostat List.

Smart thermostats are wi-fi enabled and have occupancy sensing. In other words, they can be controlled from your smart phone and will automatically adjust the temperature when no one is home. This makes a smart thermostat more efficient.

If you purchased one of the thermostats listed on the Prequalified Smart Thermostat List during the program year (December 1, 2020-November 30, 2021), you can still apply for a rebate. You will need to submit the Smart Thermostat form, rebate application, receipt and photo of the installed smart thermostat to Santee Cooper.

Santee Cooper can only offer rebates for thermostats that have documented energy savings in national databases. We will continue to expand the Prequalifying Smart Thermostat List as more thermostats are introduced to the market and their energy savings potential is determined.

Santee Cooper does rebate smart thermostats for multi-family housing. The rebate is lower for multi-family than single family due to the energy savings being lower.

Smart Thermostat Rebates are available for:

  • Single Family Homes $50 - non-stacked residences with their own HVAC and water heating systems (i.e. Detached Homes, Duplexes, and Townhomes)
  • Multi-Family Homes $30 - any stacked residences with their own HVAC and water heating systems (i.e. Apartments and Condominiums)

During the cooler months, set your thermostat at 68° or lower. During the warmer months, set your temperature to 78° or higher.

You can find out more about our Smart Energy Existing Homes Programs through the Program Manual.