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This month’s rent or mortgage payment is on us!

The weight of your mortgage weighing you down? Take a load off when you’re this week’s Prize #OhmHour winner.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 18, 2019

Smart Home
Smart Home

Could you 'Marie Kondo' your power usage and shrink your energy bill?

Take a lesson from the queen of clean and tidy up your energy usage to pay less for power.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 11, 2019

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Prizes

Win A Trip For Two to Hawaii In This Week’s Prize #OhmHour!

Pack your bags! One lucky OhmConnect community member and a guest will win the trip of a lifetime around the Hawaiian Islands

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 4, 2019

User Stories
User Stories

Longtime OhmConnect user and California Dad wins free energy for a year

Irvine, CA family wins their SCE energy bills paid for a year in our latest Prize #OhmHour giveaway

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

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Prizes

Tell us what you think! We’re all ears.

We’re evolving, and we want your help shaping the future of OhmConnect!

By

Sophie Lubin

on

February 1, 2019

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WIN 1 of 50 $100 Target Gift Cards In This Week’s Prize #OhmHour Giveaway!

Can you unplug for an hour this week? Then you could earn yourself the VIP treatment at Target.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

Climate Change
Climate Change

7 New Year’s Resolutions That’ll Make You Money & Help The Planet

Happy New Year! Make this year’s resolutions count with goals that won’t just reward you but give the planet a high-five too.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

Prizes
Prizes

Your energy bill for a FULL YEAR paid if you win this week’s Prize #OhmHour Giveaway!

Energy bills can be a serious drag. Let us lighten your load!

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

Prizes
Prizes

Win an Apple Smart Watch Series 4 in the latest Prize #OhmHour Giveaway!

You’re already smart about your energy savings. Why not have the smart-tech gear to match?

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

Prizes
Prizes

Final Weeks To Score $100 For Sharing Your #OhmHour Moments!

Share your #OhmHour photos and videos until December 23 for your chance to win.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

Prizes
Prizes

Win a $150 Donation To The Charity Of Your Choice This Prize #OhmHour!

It’s the time of year to give back to those who need it most. Let’s make a big difference, together.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

Prizes
Prizes

Win a $100 REI Gift Card in the latest Prize #OhmHour Giveaway!

100 lucky OhmConnect community members will be going home with a prize on December 9. What would you do with $100 at REI?

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

User Stories
User Stories

New Parents Get Extra Money For Diapers & Some Quality Baby Time During #OhmHours

“Our new conservation habits are helping us contribute some extra money towards our son’s education fund.”

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

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Prizes

Win a $250 Amazon Gift Card in the latest Prize #OhmHour Giveaway!

50 lucky OhmConnect community members will be going home with a prize on November 25. How much holiday shopping can you do with $250?

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

Prizes
Prizes

Announcing More Ways To Win With OhmConnect!

Share your favorite #OhmHour moments on social media and you could be going home with $100

By

Sophie Lubin

on

February 1, 2019

User Stories
User Stories

#OhmHours The First Step To Whole Home Efficiency for Valley Springs Homeowners

It started with an #OhmHour, then a smart thermostat. Now this family is on the journey to sustainability.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

Prizes
Prizes

Win A Trip For Two to Costa Rica In This Week’s Prize #OhmHour!

Pack your bags! Three lucky OhmConnect community members will get the chance to go on a trip of a lifetime to Costa Rica

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

Prizes
Prizes

Win A $250 Home Depot Gift Card In This Week’s Prize #OhmHour!

50 lucky OhmConnect community members will be going home with a prize this week. What home project could you get started on with $250?

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

User Stories
User Stories

OhmConnect Referrals Bring In Some Serious Extra Cash for Apple Valley Resident

She signed up for OhmConnect three months ago & already earned nearly $2500

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

Smart Home
Smart Home

It’s our favorite holiday of the year … Energy Efficiency Day!

We’ve rounded up the absolute best ways to celebrate this year. (Psst - a few of them will even pay you!)

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

User Stories
User Stories

Meet The Family Who Won The Disneyland Trip In a MEGA Summer Giveaway!

Escondido-area Dad takes his two girls on the trip of a lifetime after powering down during a MEGA #OhmHour.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

January 9, 2019

User Stories
User Stories

Bakersfield Family Pays Entire Year’s Energy Bill With Earnings From OhmConnect

Last year, their annual PG&E ‘True-Up’ bill came in at $1400. In just three months of participating in #OhmHours, they’ve earned almost enough to pay it in full.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

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Prizes

Your Utility Bills For A Whole Year Could Be Paid By OhmConnect

If you’re this week’s MEGA Summer winner, you can say goodbye to stress about your utility bill.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

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Prizes

Win $500 in Cold Hard Cash In This Week’s MEGA Summer Giveaway!

10 winners. $500 each. Will you be one of this week’s lucky energy savers?

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

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Prizes

Win 1 of 5 $1000 Airbnb Credits In This Week’s MEGA Summer Giveaway!

Always wanted to stay a few nights in a luxury treehouse? Now’s your chance.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

User Stories
User Stories

MEGA Summer Winner Wins MEGA Prize & Gets Engaged On The Same Day!

“It was so many good things in such a short period of time - it felt unreal.”

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

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Prizes

Win A $5000 Home Makeover In This Week’s MEGA Summer Live Giveaway!

Make your Pinterest board come to life with $5000 from Houzz.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

User Stories
User Stories

A Smart Thermostat Saved One OhmConnect User 25% On Their Energy Bill This Summer

It’s been HOT this summer, but the energy savings have been real for one family, without them lifting a finger

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

User Stories
User Stories

Engineers Without Borders Puts Their OhmConnect Referral Rewards To Good Use

The San Francisco Chapter of EWB used some savvy OhmConnect strategies to fundraise for their cause

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

User Stories
User Stories

OhmConnect User Earns More Than $650 Without His Family Even Realizing They’re Participating

A few smart home devices allowed Joel and his family to participate in #OhmHours without even noticing

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

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Win a Smart Home Overhaul In This Week’s MEGA Summer Giveaway!

Ten lucky folks will get a complete smart home overhaul on us. Get a Nest Learning Thermostat, Nest Hello, Nest Cam Indoor, smart plugs, and more. Score!

By

Katie Overmonds

on

January 9, 2019

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WIN 1 of 5 $1000 Target Gift Cards In This Week’s MEGA Summer Giveaway!

Unplug for an hour this week and get started on your Target daydreaming.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

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Prizes

WIN a Trip To Disneyland In This Week’s MEGA Summer Giveaway!

Can you unplug for an hour this week? Then you could earn your family the VIP treatment at Disneyland.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

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WIN a $5000 Target Run In This Week’s MEGA Summer Giveaway!

Can you unplug for an hour this week? Then you could earn yourself the VIP treatment at Target.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

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Prizes

WIN 1 of 5 VoltBike Electric Bicycles In This Week’s MEGA Summer Giveaway!

Five lucky OhmConnect community members will win a VoltBike for easy and battery-powered way of getting around town.

By

Curtis Tongue

on

February 1, 2019

User Stories
User Stories

San Diego Couple Makes #OhmHour Nights Date Nights - & They Get Paid To Do It!

Getting paid to go for a walk or out for dinner sounds like a pretty great deal to JR and Eileen.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

Climate Change
Climate Change

Extreme Heat Waves Mean Extreme Demand On The Energy Grid

OhmConnect customers playing a key role in electricity management this summer

By

Matt Duesterberg

on

February 1, 2019

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Prizes

WIN A Trip To The Ritz-Carlton in Lake Tahoe In This Week’s MEGA Summer Giveaway!

Just unplug for an hour this week for a chance to see the sights in Lake Tahoe.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

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Prizes

Win a $5,000 Open Table Tab In This Week’s MEGA Summer Giveaway!

For the next 52 #OhmHours, we’ve got dinner covered. All you have to do is unplug.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

User Stories
User Stories

They Beat Their MEGA #OhmHour Goal, We Gave Them Each $1000 Amazon Gift Cards

Scoring $1000 for one hour of unplugging is probably the best paying gig around!

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

User Stories
User Stories

California Mom Has Earned $290 So Far This Year With Smart Home Tech

Easy-to-install, the Hive Welcome Home pack pays her family each month for their home’s excess energy

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

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Prizes

WIN A Weekend In Monterey In This Week’s MEGA Summer Giveaway!

Just unplug for an hour this week for a chance to kick up your heels in Monterey Bay.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

Smart Home
Smart Home

Smart Thermostats 101: All You Need To Know To Upgrade & Save On Your Energy Bill

Why you need a smart thermostat (if you don’t already have one) and how IT can pay YOU for your energy

By

Maria Belenky

on

February 1, 2019

User Stories
User Stories

Oakland Resident Wins A Trip To Iceland Just For Unplugging Once Per Week

Darlington Ikwuemesibe is the latest winner of OhmConnect’s MEGA Summer Live contest

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

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Prizes

WIN 1 of 5 $1000 Amazon Gift Cards In This Week’s MEGA Summer Giveaway!

Unplug for an hour this week and get started on your Amazon daydreaming.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

User Stories
User Stories

SoCal Resident Uses Smart Home Tech & Strategy To Earn Almost $200 Per Month Without Lifting a Finger

He unplugs for a few hours every month, and gets paid big bucks for his energy savings. You can too!

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

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Prizes

WIN A Trip To Iceland In This Week’s MEGA Summer Giveaway!

All you have to do is save energy, and you could be off on the trip of a lifetime.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

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Prizes

WIN A Trip To Disneyland In This Week’s MEGA Summer Giveaway!

All you have to do is save energy, and you + your family or friends could be off to the happiest place on earth.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

User Stories
User Stories

OhmConnect Super User Has Earned Nearly $9000 in Two Years

She’s learned the tricks to earning big during #OhmHours and getting others on board

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

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Prizes

WIN A $5000 Target Shopping Spree In This Week’s MEGA Summer #OhmHour!

Succeed at a MEGA #OhmHour this week? You could be getting the VIP treatment at Target.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

Smart Home
Smart Home

Pocket $445 Per Year By Connecting Your OhmConnect Account With A Smart Thermostat

Thermostats that learn your habits, adjust accordingly and even participate in #OhmHours without you lifting a finger? Money. (Literally.)

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

Climate Change
Climate Change

It’s Been Exactly 1 Year Since the US Withdrew From the Paris Agreement: Here Are 5 Reasons We're Hopeful on Climate

This time last year, we mourned a decision that could have meant catastrophic outcomes for the country and the world. Today we celebrate our country’s resilience, ambition, and commitment to doing what’s right.

By

Guest Author

on

February 1, 2019

Smart Home
Smart Home

9 Helpful Apps for Homeowners

Keep your bills in check, rent your extra space or get paid to save energy with the apps and services on this list

By

Jef van de Graaf

on

February 1, 2019

User Stories
User Stories

Fresno-Area Family Cashes Out $150 in Just 45 Days With OhmConnect

… and brings their PG&E bill down from $1000 to $150 per month!

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

Smart Home
Smart Home

11 Smart (& Easy!) Ways to Pay Less for Utilities

Most of us are overpaying for utilities - here's how to stop.

By

Guest Author

on

February 1, 2019

Smart Home
Smart Home

12 Apps That Pay For “Better” Lifestyle Choices

You're already going for a run, and turning off your lights when you leave the house - why not get paid for both of those actions?

By

Jef van de Graaf

on

February 1, 2019

User Stories
User Stories

Super-Couponer Makes Money Every Week With OhmConnect

Receipt Hog? Ibotta? She’s tried ‘em all.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

Smart Home
Smart Home

Pushing The Green Button: How to Access Your Home’s Energy Data to Save (& Even Earn) Money

Imagine seeing your energy usage in near real time and being able to make immediate changes to improve efficiency. That’s the power of Green Button.

By

John Anderson

on

February 1, 2019

Smart Home
Smart Home

These Devices Mean You Can Crush Your #OhmHours Without Lifting A Finger

‘Set it and forget it’ with smart home devices.

By

Sophie Lubin

on

February 1, 2019

User Stories
User Stories

Want to win $1000? Automate Your #OhmHours Like Amelina & Anthony

Automating her #OhmHours with IFTTT helped this Tracy, CA couple win $1000 in the latest MEGA #OhmHour.

By

Curtis Tongue

on

February 1, 2019

User Stories
User Stories

Making #OhmHours A Family Affair: One User Shows Us How It's Done

Think you can’t do #OhmHours with kids? Think again. This San Diego family thinks of unplugged time as the highlight of their week.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

Smart Home
Smart Home

9 Tweaks That Can Net You an Extra $580 Per Month

Life hacks, budget boosters and apps that pay you.

By

Curtis Tongue

on

February 1, 2019

Smart Home
Smart Home

Where Do The Prices Of Electricity Come From?

Our electrical grid is a massive, constantly moving machine. Here we break down how it works, and why we pay what we pay for power.

By

Matt Duesterberg

on

February 1, 2019

Climate Change
Climate Change

6 Ways to Make Money While Helping the Planet

Find out how you can add a little green to your bank account while also adding some green back into the environment.

By

Caroline Valvardi

on

February 1, 2019

User Stories
User Stories

27 OhmConnect Users Take Home an Extra $50 For Flipping Their Circuit Breakers

This week, 27 users got the email about the upcoming MEGA #OhmHour in their inbox, flipped their breakers and got an extra 5000 points ($50) deposited into their OhmConnect account. Amazing, right?

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

Climate Change
Climate Change

Earth Day 2018: How Kids Can Help The Planet This Month

It's 2018 and action for the planet is needed more than ever. Here is a roundup of some of our favorite ways that kids can take action to help the planet this Earth Day.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

Climate Change
Climate Change

Why can’t we run on 100% renewable energy?

California is aiming to run on 50% renewable energy by 2030 and Hawaii has pledged to reach 100% renewables by 2045 ... but why not now?

By

Max Dunn

on

April 5, 2018

Smart Home
Smart Home

Where’s the best place to put my smartplug?

You got a smartplug - now be smart about where you put it.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

User Stories
User Stories

He went for a walk with his kids, we gave him $5000.

“I thought it was a scam!” OhmConnect Platinum user takes home this week’s big MEGA #OhmHour prize.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

Smart Home
Smart Home

Why Do We Need Natural Gas Plants?

If renewable energy is the best thing since sliced bread, why don't we use it all the time?

By

Max Dunn

on

February 1, 2019

Smart Home
Smart Home

Making Your Home a Smart Home Has Never Been Easier or Cheaper

OhmConnect has partnered with Hive to give you 20% off a Smart Home Starter Pack.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

Climate Change
Climate Change

For Earth Hour 2018, Get Paid To Power Down

Earth Hour 2018 is March 24, from 8:30-9:30 PM. Will you unplug for the planet?

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

Smart Home
Smart Home

What Are the Pros and Cons of Installing Solar Panels?

Installing solar panels is a smart choice for lots of reasons, but there are some downsides associated with solar energy, too. Before investing in solar power, it’s important to consider both the pros and cons.

By

Kyle Pennell

on

February 1, 2019

Smart Home
Smart Home

Got Your Utility Bill Handy? These Services Use Your Home’s Energy Data to Save You Money & Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

All you need to know is your SDG&E, SCE, SMUD, or PG&E login information and you’re set to go.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

User Stories
User Stories

OhmConnect Super User Reaches 100 Consecutive Events!

OhmConnect superstar Sylvester shares his tips for reaching the incredible milestone.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

Smart Home
Smart Home

How To Reduce Your Home's Carbon Footprint And Stop Money From Flying Out The Window

Here’s a quick roundup of the incentives available in California, and how to get the most bang for your home retrofit buck.

By

Keith Brooks

on

February 1, 2019

Smart Home
Smart Home

How Lithium Powers The World

As the cost of lithium battery packs continues to decline, technologies like the Tesla Model 3, Nissan Leaf and Tesla Powerwall are setting up the power storage unit for major growth in the coming years. So just how does it work?

By

Kyle Pennell

on

February 1, 2019

Smart Home
Smart Home

The Future Is Now With Home Automation. But What Is It & Why Do We Need It?

Wherever you decide to start, a small investment in some smart home technology will help you take the first step towards simplifying your home and your life – and you'll save more than just time. ‍

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

Smart Home
Smart Home

Why did solar get so cheap in the last 20 years?

The price of solar energy has dropped dramatically over the past two decades. Since 2010 alone, the cost of installed solar has dropped 70 percent. But how? And what does the future of solar look like?

By

Kyle Pennell

on

February 1, 2019

Smart Home
Smart Home

The Silver Lining to America’s Tech Obsession

Smartphones and tablets keep getting smaller, replacing energy-hogging TVs and PCs while saving on raw materials

By

Katie Overmonds

on

January 10, 2018

Climate Change
Climate Change

14 Amazing Things That Happened for the Planet in 2017

In 2017, it felt like the global media picked up all of the problems, and none of the solutions. To fix that, here are 14 of the best conservation stories from this year that you probably missed.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

User Stories
User Stories

My intention for 2018: Reducing screen time and tethering to real life experiences

9 tips and tricks for reducing the amount of time you and your kids spend in front of a screen this year

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

Climate Change
Climate Change

Not Your Average Eco Gift Guide

Give gifts that will really help reduce your friends and family’s carbon footprint this holiday season.

Climate Change
Climate Change

The dirty secret in your investment portfolio

New research shows your investment portfolio may have more of an impact on your carbon footprint than any other individual action - including having a child.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

Smart Home
Smart Home

The 12 Days of Energy Savings

The holiday season is generally a heavy time for energy use, but that doesn't you can’t keep your utility bill in check. Check out 12 tips to help you save energy and money at home during the holidays.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

Climate Change
Climate Change

12 Top Rated Amazon Items to Keep You Cool Without AC

We have heard feedback from the community that achieving the 20% ongoing reductions for Gold is a bit too steep of a challenge for most folks.

By

Curtis Tongue

on

February 1, 2019

User Stories
User Stories

Smart-home skeptic changes his tune to save the planet

For Alan Mirviss from San Francisco, the decision to install smart plugs in his home to optimize his family’s #OhmHours wasn’t an easy one.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

Smart Home
Smart Home

These 9 Electricity Bill Hacks Could Save You ~$2000 Per Year

1. Get paid up to $300 to turn off the lights. California, Texas and Toronto residents can earn up to $300/year (depending on your energy savings)

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

User Stories
User Stories

Temecula, CA family earns $800+ in less than a year of participating in #OhmHours

Getting paid to ensure their son has a better environment to grow up in? Count us in!

By

Katie Overmonds

on

February 1, 2019

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