If you’re a homeowner in Gonzales, TX, your home no doubt includes a thermostat connected to an AC/heating system to help you maintain a comfortable living environment. If your thermostat is not working correctly, though, you’re likely not as comfortable as you could be—you’re either too cold or too warm. And you’re probably paying too much to heat and cool your home. This is why having a properly functioning thermostat is so important.

A malfunctioning thermostat can cause much more harm than just making you sweat or shiver. If left unaddressed for a long period of time, a faulty thermostat can significantly increase the wear and tear on your HVAC system, while significantly decreasing overall efficiency. This can lead to breakdowns and higher electricity bills while decreasing the system’s lifespan.

Thermostat brands we offer include:

  • Nest Learning Thermostat®
  • Ecobee SmartThermostat
  • Sensi™ Smart Thermostat

All three brands enhance comfort by giving the homeowner greater control of the AC/heating system. These thermostats can also significantly improve HVAC efficiency, saving you on heating and cooling costs. According to estimates, in fact, homeowners can save up to 26% on annual heating and cooling costs by connecting a smart thermostat to their AC/heating system.

Cooperative members (those who receive electric service from GVEC) can save even more with a qualifying Nest®, Ecobee or Sensi thermostat by joining Peak-Time Payback. Peak-Time Payback is our peak-usage program. It pays participants credits on their electric bill for reducing usage during peak-usage windows along our grid. New enrollees can join any time of year and earn an automatic, one-time $85 bill credit. Every year thereafter, those who participate in Peak-Time Payback between May 31 and September 30 also receive an annual $30 bill credit.