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Ontario Smart Thermostat Program Offers $100 Rebate on Nest, Ecobee

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The Green Ontario Fund, an agency of the Government of Ontario, has launched a $100 rebate when residents purchase an eligible smart thermostat from Nest and Ecobee.

Using a smart thermostat to control your home heating and cooling makes it easy to reduce your carbon footprint. If you live in Ontario, you could receive a $100 rebate for purchasing an eligible smart thermostat.

The program says if you live in a home, condo or apartment unit in Ontario, you are eligible as long as your heating and cooling system is compatible. Renters must receive consent from landlords to participate.

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The following smart thermostats are eligible for the $100 rebate (you can purchase them online or from a store):

Ecobee

  • ecobee4 (HomeKit, Alexa supported): $329
  • ecobee3 Lite (Alexa supported): $197.98
  • ecobee3 (HomeKit, Alexa supported): $219 ($80 off on Amazon.ca)

Nest

How the program works is first, you purchase one of the listed thermostats and install it, then submit a rebate application by clicking here for ecobee and clicking here for Nest. Your $100 rebate cheque should arrive in 4-6 weeks.

You may recall back in August, Ontario’s GreenON program offered a free Nest, ecobee or Honeywell smart thermostat (100,000 thermostats were available) to residents who had a furnace or central air conditioner.

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  • poopchute

    My newly installed Honeywell Lyric doesn’t count? Boooo.

  • It’s Me

    So, they offered them for free, screwed that up and now it’s a $100 rebate?

  • FragilityG4

    Can you get this in conjunction with the Enbridge $100 discount?

  • Michal

    think there was a limited amount (100k, as mentioned) and was very popular…. i have emails saying they will visit me ‘soon’ .. back in october =) kind of losing hope.

  • It’s Me

    This gov has run this as well as anything else they’ve touched.

  • Kyle Wilson

    this post is slightly incorrect. ecobee 3 lite is “homekit” enabled. not alexa. ?

  • Amazon says it supports Alexa on the listing page, but yeah I believe you’re correct. Only ecobee4 supports Alexa

  • Anthony dayton

    The last offer stated that the government tracked your usage through the thermostat settings; you had to agree to that in order to receive the offer.

  • EL

    Both support Alexa. You can control your e3lite through your Echo or Dot. With e4, you have built in Alexa so you can talk direct to it.

  • John Mulder

    Lies. Only installed during some promo period are eligible.

  • Michal

    just to update : GreenOn called me yesterday, install scheduled for today (and already done today) – color me pleasantly surprised!

  • It’s Me

    Woot!

    Maybe I’ll be contacted some day too.

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