Make Your Home Smarter with Free Nest, Ecobee, and Honeywell Thermostats



The Nest learning thermostat has become the leader in Smart Thermostat technology. It's elegant design, simple user interface and wireless connectivity allow you to control your thermostat from anywhere. While the Nest remains the smart thermostat to get, there are also alternatives from Ecobee and Honeywell.

What features do Smart Thermostats have?

  • Auto Schedule - Learns what temps you like and programs itself
  • Auto Away - Turns itself down when no-one is home
  • Remote Control - Connects to WiFi
  • Money Saving - Choose a temperature that saves you money

Luckily, we Texans have a choice when it comes to plans featuring the Nest thermostat.

Ecobee and Nest Smart Home Thermostats

Which companies offer free smart thermostats with their electric plans?

There are 3 main companies which offer smart thermostats here on Texas Electricity Ratings:

How do I get a free Nest thermostat?

Just order one of the electricity plans listed below, and after your electricity turns on your provider will give you details about how they will send your free Nest or other smart-home thermostat.

Keep in mind that these thermostats are not inexpensive! Most smart thermostats will cost you between $150 - $300 depending on the brand and features. Knowing this, you can understand that if a power company gives you the thermostat, they expect that you'll be their customer for a good long while. You'll likely have to commit to a longer term plan, and if you cancel or move before the end of that plan, they may charge you some amount for the thermostat. This is separate and in addition to any possible early termination fee, so make sure you are willing to commit to the length of the contract.


Plan Name
Company
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Rating
Length
Price
36 mo Nest Rate
36 months
10.4¢ / kWh
at 1000 kWh per bill
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Price per kWh:
10.8 cents @ 1,000 kwh
Term Length:
36 months
Plan Type:
Fixed
Early Termination Fee:
$300
Monthly Recurring Charge:
$9.95
100% Renewable:
No
Plan Name:
36 mo Nest Rate
Provider:
Infinite Energy
PUCT#:
10196
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SMART Energy 36
36 months
10.3¢ / kWh
at 1000 kWh per bill
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Price per kWh:
10.3 cents @ 1,000 kwh
Term Length:
36 months
Plan Type:
Fixed
Early Termination Fee:
$20.00 for each month remaining in agreement
Monthly Recurring Charge:
$4.95
100% Renewable:
No
Plan Name:
SMART Energy 36
Provider:
TriEagle Energy
PUCT#:
10064
More Info:
  • Free Ecobee3 thermostat
  • Monthly Usage ScoreCard
  • 3 Year Price Protection
  • Great plan for any size home
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    SMART Energy 24
    24 months
    10.5¢ / kWh
    at 1000 kWh per bill
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    Price per kWh:
    10.5 cents @ 1,000 kwh
    Term Length:
    24 months
    Plan Type:
    Fixed
    Early Termination Fee:
    $20.00 for each month remaining in agreement
    Monthly Recurring Charge:
    $4.95
    100% Renewable:
    No
    Plan Name:
    SMART Energy 24
    Provider:
    TriEagle Energy
    PUCT#:
    10064
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    SMART Energy 12
    12 months
    10.6¢ / kWh
    at 1000 kWh per bill
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    Price per kWh:
    10.6 cents @ 1,000 kwh
    Term Length:
    12 months
    Plan Type:
    Fixed
    Early Termination Fee:
    $20.00 for each month remaining in agreement
    Monthly Recurring Charge:
    $4.95
    100% Renewable:
    No
    Plan Name:
    SMART Energy 12
    Provider:
    TriEagle Energy
    PUCT#:
    10064
    More Info:
    Includes an ecobee Smart Si thermostat & Monthly ScoreCard 12 Month Fixed Price Plan
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    Power on Command 24
    24 months
    11.6¢ / kWh
    at 1000 kWh per bill
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    Price per kWh:
    11.9 cents @ 1,000 kwh
    Term Length:
    24 months
    Plan Type:
    Fixed
    Early Termination Fee:
    $135
    Monthly Recurring Charge:
    $4.95
    100% Renewable:
    No
    Plan Name:
    Power on Command 24
    Provider:
    Direct Energy
    PUCT#:
    10040
    More Info:
    *Offer valid for new residential customers in Texas only. Provisioned smart meter required. If you cancel your plan early there's a fee of $135. This plan does not have a Device Recovery Fee. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of your Echo Dot.
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    Weekends on Command 24
    24 months
    12.4¢ / kWh
    at 1000 kWh per bill
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    Price per kWh:
    12.6 cents @ 1,000 kwh
    Term Length:
    24 months
    Plan Type:
    Fixed
    Early Termination Fee:
    $135
    Monthly Recurring Charge:
    $4.95
    100% Renewable:
    No
    Plan Name:
    Weekends on Command 24
    Provider:
    Direct Energy
    PUCT#:
    10040
    More Info:
    *Offer valid for new residential customers in Texas only. Provisioned smart meter required. If you cancel your plan early there's a fee of $135. This plan does not have a Device Recovery Fee. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of your Echo Dot. Free power begins on Fridays at 6:00 PM and ends Sunday at 11:59 PM.
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    Reliant Truly Free Weekends 24
    24 months
    13.6¢ / kWh
    at 1000 kWh per bill
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    Price per kWh:
    13.8 cents @ 1,000 kwh
    Term Length:
    24 months
    Plan Type:
    Fixed
    Early Termination Fee:
    $295
    Monthly Recurring Charge:
    $0.00
    100% Renewable:
    No
    Plan Name:
    Reliant Truly Free Weekends 24
    Provider:
    Reliant
    PUCT#:
    10007
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    Reliant Truly Free Nights 24
    24 months
    13.7¢ / kWh
    at 1000 kWh per bill
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    Price per kWh:
    13.8 cents @ 1,000 kwh
    Term Length:
    24 months
    Plan Type:
    Fixed
    Early Termination Fee:
    $295
    Monthly Recurring Charge:
    $0.00
    100% Renewable:
    No
    Plan Name:
    Reliant Truly Free Nights 24
    Provider:
    Reliant
    PUCT#:
    10007
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