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Pssst - the secret sauce is smart plugs.
“My rewards started around $2 per OhmHour but I stuck with it and it just started to grow”
Is a smart plug your home's best friend yet? It should be!
Her luck changed when she won the big prize on the OhmConnect Wheel
The San Francisco Chapter of EWB used some savvy OhmConnect strategies to fundraise for their cause
She started out earning 37 cents per OhmHour. Last year, she pulled in more than $3000.
He boosted his referral bonus on the Wheel in a BIG way
“I was so excited. I never win anything!”
She’s Diamond status but didn’t even know it!
She bet some of her Watts and they paid off in a BIG way
His energy savings paid off when he won his energy bill paid for the full year
“Once I got clear on *why* saving energy matters to me, I got even more invested in OhmHours.”
His secret? Smart devices. Smart devices everywhere.
“I probably could have cashed out around $250 but we just went for it, and we got lucky!”
… and brings their PG&E bill down from $1000 to $150 per month!
She’s already raised nearly $1000 for their Huntington Beach elementary school
Smart plugs, a smart thermostat and an electric car that charges overnight make OhmHours a breeze
Escondido-area Dad takes his two girls on the trip of a lifetime after powering down during a MEGA OhmHour.
“It was just the best day!”
We’ve rounded up the absolute best ways to celebrate this year. (Psst - a few of them will even pay you!)
It started with an OhmHour, then a smart thermostat. Now this family is on the journey to sustainability.
Irvine, CA family wins their SCE energy bills paid for a year in our latest Prize OhmHour giveaway
Take a lesson from the queen of clean and tidy up your energy usage to pay less for power.
(It only took a few tries to convince her that the prize was real!)
He’s figured out a way to not only beat his OhmHour goals, but cut down his energy bills too.
Michelle from Murrieta, CA struck it rich -- just for unplugging once per week.
They unplug once per week and last month, their small action won them a big prize.
“My Mom said before she died, she’d love to see NYC. I promised myself I’d be able to make her dreams come true and now I can.”
Local, organic food no longer out of reach for MEGA Summer Giveaway winner
“I was shaking when I saw my name called as the winner. I couldn’t believe this was real!”
If you're not careful, the costs can add up in a BIG way.
Normally she earns a few dollars every OhmHour. This time, Sophia from San Diego won her mortgage paid for the month.
Temecula Mom and daughter celebrate their energy efficiency with a $100 prize
Referring a friend to OhmConnect paid off BIG for our latest prize winner.
The price of electricity can vary from day to day and even by hour. Are you getting the best rates on your energy bill?
“My appliances all turn off on their own when there’s an #OhmHour, which is pretty cool.”
“This could not have come at a better time!”
Those tiny baby feet can leave a HUGE eco-footprint, but they don’t have to.
“We paid for it using the money we earned going swimming!”
Big rewards are on the line as temps soar above 100°F
Use these simple, low-cost tips to stay comfortable and keep your energy bill in check (and even get paid!) during heat waves
The low-down on Public Safety Power Shutoffs - why they happen and how you can prepare
Halloween should be spooky, not *actually* scary.
“We have a Honeywell and not only did it win us the prize, we save money on our monthly bills too.”
A smart thermostat cost them less than $200, but has earned them thousands.
Do you pay an energy bill? Then you could be earning money, right now.
Connecting a smart thermostat to OhmConnect won this Mountainview homeowner $650
Spring clean your energy bill with this energy saving, Spring home maintenance checklist.
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?
It's 2021 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.
"This couldn't have come at a better time."
“I thought it was a scam!” OhmConnect Platinum user takes home this week’s big MEGA OhmHour prize.
He shut off his lights, we gave him $5000.
OhmConnect superstar Sylvester shares his tips for reaching the incredible milestone.
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.
Get paid hundreds of dollars, just for unplugging.
Getting paid to ensure their son has a better environment to grow up in? Count us in!
She joined OhmConnect just over a month ago and has already struck it rich!
“We’ve been putting our groceries on our credit card and I wasn’t sure how we’d pay it off.”
He unplugs for a few hours every month, and gets paid big bucks for his energy savings. You can too!
Thermostats that learn your habits, adjust accordingly and even participate in #OhmHours without you lifting a finger? Money. (Literally.)
$500 to spend on whatever the heck you want.
Take control of your energy costs with these tips and tricks.
Tips to avoid a sky-high energy bill while we Shelter In Place.
Under quarantine? Social distancing? Here's how to spend your time while you’re in isolation.
9 tips and tricks for reducing the amount of time you and your kids spend in front of a screen this year
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.
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.
All you need to know is your SDG&E, SCE, SMUD, or PG&E login information and you’re set to go.
OhmConnect has partnered with Hive to give you 20% off a Smart Home Starter Pack.
She turned off her lights, we sent her to Target.
They took their dogs for a walk, we gave them $1000.
Think you can’t do #OhmHours with kids? Think again. This San Diego family thinks of unplugged time as the highlight of their week.
Receipt Hog? Ibotta? She’s tried ‘em all.
“It’s been the easiest money we’ve ever made.”
She’s learned the tricks to earning big during #OhmHours and getting others on board
Darlington Ikwuemesibe is the latest winner of OhmConnect’s MEGA Summer Live contest
Easy-to-install, the Hive Welcome Home pack pays her family each month for their home’s excess energy
Getting paid to go for a walk or out for dinner sounds like a pretty great deal to JR and Eileen.
A few smart home devices allowed Joel and his family to participate in #OhmHours without even noticing
It’s been HOT this summer, but the energy savings have been real for one family, without them lifting a finger
“It was so many good things in such a short period of time - it felt unreal.”
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.
She signed up for OhmConnect three months ago & already earned nearly $2500
“Our new conservation habits are helping us contribute some extra money towards our son’s education fund.”
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.