Smart thermostat
Smart thermostat

Free Smart Thermostats

Enroll your business in Xcel Energy AC Rewards and get free smart thermostats installed by the One-Stop Efficiency Shop®.

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We help Xcel Energy commercial electric customers take control of their HVAC systems

Controlling thermostats with smartphone

Control multiple thermostats from one device

Control your thermostats from anywhere using your smartphone, tablet, or computer, and gain peace of mind knowing your HVAC system is running smoothly. Compatible with Apple and Android devices and platforms such as Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, SmartThings, and Wink.

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Earn bill credits through Xcel Energy AC Rewards

You'll earn a $25 annual bill credit for each thermostat installed at your facility, and there's no limit to the number of thermostats we can install. Learn more about Xcel Energy AC Rewards for Business

Smart thermostat installation

Free installation and programming by CEE's HVAC experts

A qualified CEE technician will replace your existing thermostats with wifi-enabled ecobee3 lite smart thermostats. Thermostats, installation, and programming are FREE for Xcel Energy commercial customers. CEE is an Xcel Energy authorized installer of smart thermostats.

Get started by requesting a free installation

We’ll reach out to answer any questions, confirm eligibility, and help you with next steps. WiFi and air conditioning controlled by a thermostat are required, and the building must be located in Xcel Energy's Minnesota electric service territory.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Conservation Improvement Program (CIP) requires investor-owned Minnesota utilities to help commercial and residential customers reduce energy use through efficiency programs. One way Xcel Energy meets this requirement is by partnering with CEE to provide free smart thermostats and installation to eligible commercial customers. CEE’s HVAC consultants help commercial customers schedule temperature setbacks for unoccupied times, reducing energy use and helping Xcel Energy meet its efficiency goals.

We can replace manual, programmable, and smart thermostats with ecobee3 lite units if your facility meets program and equipment compatibility requirements. There’s no limit to the number of thermostats we can replace at your facility.

The program includes free ecobee3 lite thermostat units, free installation, and free thermostat programming performed by a CEE HVAC consultant. There is no cost to eligible Xcel Energy commercial customers in Minnesota.

ecobee3 lite smart thermostat

About the ecobee3 lite smart thermostat

The ecobee3 lite intuitively knows when to turn on your cooling and heating equipment based on your building's unique energy profile, the weather outside, and thousands of other data points to make sure you're comfortable at all times. With geofencing enabled, the ecobee3 lite can sense whether your building is occupied, delivering comfort when you're at work, while avoiding excessive energy costs when you're not.

Learn more about the ecobee3 lite

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