Make your thermostat work smarter with ConnectedSolutions

Whether you are a homeowner, renter, or run a small business, you can earn incentives from ConnectedSolutions by using your connected devices to help reduce electric use during periods of high energy demand.


Earn a $50 enrollment incentive, and a $20 annual incentive for every thermostat connected to a central air conditioner. 



How it Works

On hot summer days, electricity use is at its highest. Reducing your energy use even a little bit at these times of peak demand can go a long way toward reducing pollution and long-term costs. 


The sponsors of Mass Save have made it easy for you to conserve energy at these peak times— and earn incentives for doing your part. If you enroll your thermostat in ConnectedSolutions, your Mass Save sponsor will automatically send a signal to your thermostat to precool your home before a peak demand event, and then increase your thermostat setting by no more than 4 °F during peak demand.

All events will occur between 2:00 -7:00 p.m. on non-holiday weekdays between June 1 and September 30. There are typically about 15 peak events every summer, and each event lasts 3 hours.


You will maintain control of your thermostat and you can opt out of a peak event at any time by changing your thermostat setting.


You can opt out of most or even all peak events. However, we may unenroll you from the program for the following year if the program is not a good fit for you.

The thermostats supported by this program are:

  • Building36/
  • ecobee
  • Emerson
  • Honeywell (including Lyric)
  • Lux
  • Nest
  • Radio Thermostat
  • vivint.SmartHome

Earn a $50 enrollment incentive, and a $20 annual incentive for every thermostat connected to a central air conditioner. 





What is a central air conditioner?

A central air conditioner is an air conditioner that cools the entirety (or at least the majority) of a home or small business. This includes both ducted and ductless systems. Window air conditioners are not central air conditioners. Heating systems that do not cool are not central air conditioners.

To participate in this program, your thermostat must be connected to a central air conditioner.


How can I find a Wi-Fi thermostat?

There are many options for purchasing a supported Wi-Fi thermostat:

A supported Wi-Fi Thermostat can be purchased at:

  • Your local hardware stores
  • Online retailers, like Amazon
  • Through the Mass Save website.
  • If eligible, through a Mass Save energy assessment.


Am I eligible if I don’t have central AC?

Unfortunately, you are not eligible for ConnectedSolutions if you don't have a central air conditioner. Explore our website for other ways you can save energy.


What if I choose to unenroll from the program?

If you would like to unenroll, please send a message to the email address for your Mass Save sponsor listed below. Please include your name, address, and thermostat type and we will help you to unenroll.