Getting a Free Smart Thermostat…Could You?

by | Apr 16, 2018

Possible free thermostat: Who knew?

Often when clients move into a home there are several things that they just assume they may have to update.  This isn’t a bad thing.  On the contrary, being able to improve some elements and add some value is a more preferred way to go in terms of your investment.  One small thing that we often find is that the thermostat tends to be a bit older.  Sometimes to the point of, should be taken off and sent to a museam.  The furance and AC may have been updated, but many times that old thermostat was neglected and forgotten about.

The new smart thermostats are a great idea, not only to lower your environmental footprint, but also help your manage your energy usage and help lower your bills.  They allow you, with relative ease, to set, monitor and mantain a more consistent temperature throughout your home.  The upside is fantastic!


"Try to leave the earth a better place than when we arrived"

                                                      Sidney Sheldon

When my wife and I recently moved into our home we faced the same thing.  So we looked into replacements and stumbled across  This government program called The Green Ontario Fund, offers a variety of rebates for home owners to improve the energy efficiency of their home.  They offer a variety of different programs.  One of the programs is a No-Cost Thermostat.  There are some restrictions so be sure to have a read through the requirements.  It was very simple to apply and only took a few minutes.  We followed the website…filled out a survey about our home to make sure that we qualified…sent it in…Got approved and are now just waiting for the installation date.  A small footnote:  the installation date may be a little long, however, it is a free smart thermostat, so who can complain about that?

If you are deemed eligible, the program currently offers three different styles to choose from…


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Upon doing some research each one has their positives and negatives, so it really just depends on what you are looking for in a smart thermostat.  It was a very interesting read.  I have mentioned to several clients and there were not a ton of people who were aware of the program. I know that we weren’t! Thought I would pass it along and may be helpful if you are in your home and looking to upgrade your thermostate.  Have a look at the website and maybe it is a solid upgrade that you can make for your home.  Will follow up more when ours is installed.





Michael Plante

Sales Representative

Royal LePage Binder Real Estate

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