Introducing the ecobee Clean & Green Plan

Apr 18, 2023 | Plans, Rates, and Programs

Are you an existing Energy Texas customer looking for a sweet plan upgrade? Or maybe you’re looking for electricity service in Texas and want renewable power from the state’s best provider — along with an extra bonus? You’re in luck.


Energy Texas has partnered with ecobee to bring y’all an opportunity to rope yourself an ecobee Smart Thermostat Enhanced (valued at $189.99) bundled with our new residential plan! Alternatively, Energy Texas customers can purchase one directly in MyAccount at an exclusive price. With ecobee, you can save up to 26% on yearly energy costs!


Who Is ecobee?

ecobee designs lead the way in innovative smart home solutions that improve lives while building a more sustainable future. Since launching the first smart thermostat in 2009, they have completely  redefined what thermostats can do, and they remain committed to making smart homes work better.


How’s this for proof? ecobee won the ENERGY STAR partner of the year award in 2021 and 2022 in recognition of their leadership around planet-positive smart home innovations.


A big reason they won is their industry-leading ecobee Smart Thermostat and eco+ — the accompanying intelligent software platform designed to improve energy efficiency. Now Energy Texas customers can get an ecobee Smart Thermostat Enhanced included with our new plan!


Introducing the ecobee Clean & Green Plan

Get an ecobee Smart Thermostat Enhanced included when you sign up for clean, green renewable electricity from Energy Texas! The ecobee Clean & Green plan is a 36-month plan that includes the ecobee Smart Thermostat. You will receive 100% renewable energy plus a free ecobee Smart Thermostat Enhanced! This plan is Giddy-Up Guaranteed, eligible for Rangler Rewards, and automatically enrolled in Peak Perks Plus.


Best of all, you get the Giddy-Up Guarantee, Rangler Rewards, and Peak Perks Plus!


  • Giddy-Up Guarantee — We’ll watch your first 48 hours of service with Energy Texas to ensure your rate matches your usage. If it turns out a better rate is available, it’s yours!


  • Rangler Rewards — Earn stars to redeem for fun rewards for simple things like paying your bill on time or enrolling in paperless billing.


  • Peak Perks Plus — Extreme weather events can strain the grid. The Peak Perks Plus program rewards you for using less energy during periods of high demand. With your ecobee Smart Thermostat Enhanced, you will be automatically enrolled in Peak Perks Plus to save even more on your bills. 


But Wait, What If I’m Already an Energy Texas Customer?

Not a problem! You can still purchase the ecobee Smart Thermostat Enhanced (valued at $189.99) for only $150 or $5 per month on a monthly payment plan. Just go to your MyAccount dashboard for details.


Why the ecobee Smart Thermostat Enhanced?

We’ve tried all the smart thermostats, and the ecobee is simply the best. It’s the pinnacle of design and function — it looks great, is easy to use, and is perfect for improving comfort, home health, and security while saving energy. The ecobee Smart Thermostat Enhanced comes with a sleek crystal clear touchscreen and is easy to install. Once installed, you are able to control it hands-free with your smart home system or your phone. 


Smart Compatibility with Your Smart Home

ecobee Smart Thermostats are compatible with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant, Samsung SmartThings, and IFTTT. The ecobee Smart Thermostat Enhanced works with most 24-volt residential heating and cooling systems in North America.


With integrated air quality monitors to detect volatile organic compounds, carbon dioxide levels, and humidity, the ecobee takes smart thermostats to the next level. Additionally, the eco+ thermostat optimization software can save you up to 26% per year on your heating and cooling costs.


What Is eco+?

You’re probably thinking, “I’ve heard of smart thermostats, but what’s eco+?” Great question! eco+ is thermostat optimization software that heightens the smart home experience with AI and automation technology. This smart software is one of the reasons why ecobee has been named ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for two years in a row!


eco+ has features like Scheduling Assistant, Energy Savings, Smart Home & Away, and more. When you use these features, eco+ will learn and adapt to your routines, finding opportunities to reduce energy use. 


Here’s an in-depth dive on the eco+ features:

  • Schedule Assistant: Learns your routine and recommends changes to your thermostat schedule to better match it.
  • Smart Home & Away: Uses a built-in occupancy sensor to adjust the temperature to save energy when you’re not home.
  • Adjust Temperature for Humidity: Ensure your home feels like the temperature you’ve set, no matter the humidity.
  • Time of Use: Saves money by intelligently preheating or pre cooling your home when electricity is cheaper and reduces usage when it’s expensive.
  • Community Energy Savings: Adjust temps during peak energy demand in your community to reduce grid demand without sacrificing comfort.
  • Pause when Open: Get an alert and halt heating/cooling if a door or window is left open.


Not to mention that the ecobee is compatible with ecobee’s full line of products, and it also works with smart home systems like Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, SmartThings, and IFTTT.


Built for Sustainability

One of our favorite aspects of ecobee is that they design all of their products to use less packaging in order to reduce waste. Each package size has been reduced by 30% to lower the carbon footprint of shipping the thermostats. Inside the box, they use tapioca starch trays instead of recycled paper packaging. These use less water and energy, are fully compostable, and are sourced near the assembly facilities to reduce shipping emissions.


Energy Efficiency Is Easy With the ecobee Clean & Green Plan From Energy Texas

The ecobee Clean & Green plan gives you 36 months of Texas’ best energy AND the ecobee Smart Thermostat Enhanced.


Once enrolled, your smart thermostat will ship within 15 business days after payment has been received in full. Self installation is easy, and there’s a simple online portal to set up customized schedules and temperatures, manage preferences, and view savings reports from your phone or computer. 


The ecobee Smart Thermostat is just one of the many smart home technologies that can improve your daily life. If you’re looking for other high-impact areas of your house to outfit with these gadgets, check out this post about what’s possible in the kitchen. Sneak preview — some refrigerators can inventory your groceries and generate a shopping list!


While high-tech is nice, there are many low-tech ways to lower your monthly electricity usage — and your monthly bill — that just require a simple change of habit. This list of our ten favorites is a great place to start.

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