You may not have considered your refrigerator. As long as it keeps your food cold, why should you do it?
But a California company wants to focus on your refrigerator—in fact, they will pay you $25, just plug it into this free device.
They are called Ohm connection, Now they are giving away two free smart plugs to Californians who want to do their part to reduce energy use in cities and towns. In addition, they will give you $25 in cash to register and connect to your utility account. Even better?This can help you reduce your electricity bill Every month.
Connect this free smart plug to your biggest energy sucker
Not surprisingly, the biggest energy users in your home are air conditioners, TVs, and refrigerators. This is why OhmConnect wants to pay you to shut them down during peak hours to reduce the strain on the grid.
However, instead of manually walking around your house and unplugging all devices, OhmConnect will send you two free smart plugs to handle the power supply for you. (Fun fact: You can turn off the refrigerator and freezer for up to four hours before worrying about the deterioration of milk or any other food).
You can also connect your free smart plugs to “blood sucking devices”-these devices always draw energy from your home, even if they are not turned on. Game consoles, microwave ovens, desktop computers, etc. can continue to use a small amount of electricity, which adds up to a high cost at the end of the month.
Unconsciously reduce electricity bills
OhmConnect works with all major power companies in California to pay people to reduce energy use and avoid turning on dirty power plants. Then they pass on these savings to you.
When you create an account with OhmConnect and link your utility account, you will receive a text message when many people in your area are using electricity. So when you reduce your electricity usage during these “OhmHours” periods, you will get paid — and help reduce the strain on your grid.
All you have to do is unplug the TV or cook on the grill instead of in the oven. Even better, let your smart plug do the work for you. As long as you use less energy during these OhmHours than usual, you will get paid-not to mention that you may see lower electricity bills every month.
If you use the two free smart plugs provided by OhmConnect for new users, you can save three times the money.
Get two free smart plugs and get $25 in cash
California residents who use PG&E, SDG&E, or Southern California Edison can easily get a free smart plug and $25. That’s it:
- Sync it with your online utility account via PG&E, SDG&E, or Southern California Edison.
- After connecting to the utility account, OhmConnect will send you a free smart plug and $25.
- Receive energy usage notifications during “OhmHours” and “AutoOhms”-periods of high energy consumption will trigger the activation of non-green power plants to support the overburdened grid.
- Go out or at least turn off the TV until the end of OhmHour. If you connect smart plugs to any of your devices, they will automatically turn off during these high usage times.
- That’s it! OhmConnect rewards you with cash to reduce energy consumption and help prevent power outages.
Enter your zip code here Start collecting your two free smart plugs-add $25 when you connect to your utility account. See how much money you can make this month.
Kari Faber is a full-time writer for The Penny Hoarder.