OHM CONNECT, Helps you Disconnect and Connect with Your Family!
What if I said, “Let’s unplug for an hour!”? Would you look at me like I'm crazy? What if I told you if you unplug you can make money, do I have your attention now?
Now I’m not saying turn off your lights and sit in the dark, instead spend some quality time with the family, go for a walk, play a board game, take the pup for a walk, anything other than being connected. Now not only will you spend some quality time with the family but you’ll be saving on your electric bill!
Ohm Connect is an online service that will reward you in cash and prizes for reducing your energy consumption during specific times of day that it calls #OhmHours.
#OhmHours is when the energy grid is overworking and must rely on dirty power plants to prevent a blackouts. This typically occurs once or twice a week in the afternoons or evenings.
#OhmConnect works by connecting your utility, all PG&E, SCE, and SDG&E customers are eligible. Their service is free, and there is no added charged to your utility plan, and you can opt-out at any time.
So how do you know the energy grid is in overdrive? Ohm Connect sends you text or email notifications when #OhmHours are in effect. That’s your cue to reduce your electricity use for about an hour by turning off lights and appliances or delaying your laundry or dish-washing duties. Connect a smart device, like a wifi plug or thermostat, to Ohm Connect and automate your #OhmHours so you save more!
How to Sign Up and Get Rewarded for Spending Time with your Family: Signing up is simpler than you might imagine.
Here’s how you do it, navigate to Ohm Connect. Create an account, or sign up through Facebook.
Connect your utility account, verify your account by providing your phone number. You’ll get a text with your access code. Enter that, then you’ll be subscribed to get #OhmHour alerts. You’re done!
When you’re notified of the next #OhmHour, click the link, and let Ohm Connect know how you’re saving energy for that next hour. If you’re affiliated with one of the above utility companies, Ohm Connect will provide you with more detailed information.
While the service is currently only available in California (and Toronto, and select Texas homes), we have a feeling the more you brag about your fun #OhmHours to friends, the quicker it will spread across the country. OhmConnect has already paid more than $3 million to its community, replaced four power plants, turned off 10 million LED lamps, all with only 300,000 users. Just imagine what would happen if all 126 million U.S. residencies were on board!
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How will you spend your #OhmHour?
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