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
/
Rating
Length
Price
Est Avg Bill
Good Value
12 months
9.0¢ / kwh
at 1,000 kWh per bill
$110 est. avg. bill
Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • No Minimum Usage Charge!
  • Great Rates for Any Size Home!
  • Bill Credits at 1k and 2k usage!
  • Good for Medium Homes
    12 months
    5.7¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $116 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • Very low rate!
  • Good for medium homes
  • 12 months of bill security
  • 12 months
    6.1¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $113 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • 100% Texas Renewable Energy
  • $90 Bill Credit at 1k KWH
  • No Monthly Service Charge
  • 24 months
    8.1¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $131 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • Good for medium-sized homes
  • Rate Includes $85 in bill credits
  • NEW ENROLLMENTS ONLY!
  • 12 months
    6.5¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $117 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    Bill Credit Plan
    12 months
    5.7¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $132 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    Support Charities
    12 months
    8.5¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $103 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • Low Average Bill
  • Donates to Charity
  • Good for Medium Homes
  • 12 months
    7.5¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $125 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • Best for medium size homes
  • No fees to switch to Gexa
  • NEW ENROLLMENTS ONLY!
  • 12 months
    7.9¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $174 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • Best for medium size homes
  • NEW ENROLLMENTS ONLY!
  • 12 months
    8.9¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $164 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • Enjoy a low fixed rate and stay cool this summer!
  • 12 months
    7.5¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $111 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    7.8¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $101 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    6 months
    11.0¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $110 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    24 months
    10.6¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $107 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • Easy to understand pricing
  • No surprises on your bill
  • 24 months
    11.1¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $111 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • 100% Solar Energy
  • Reduce your Carbon footprint
  • No Bill Surprises
  • 36 months
    10.9¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $109 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • Simple, straightforward pricing
  • Price Protection for 3 years
  • 18 Month Plan
    18 months
    6.7¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $119 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • 100% Texas Renewable Energy
  • $90 Bill Credit at 1k KWH
  • No Monthly Service Charge
  • 36 months
    11.5¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $115 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    9 months
    11.5¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $115 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • 100% solar without the premium
  • No hidden fees
  • Best-in-class customer care
  • 18 months
    11.2¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $112 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • 100% Solar Energy
  • Reduce your Carbon footprint
  • No Bill Surprises
  • 60 months
    11.3¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $113 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    15 months
    11.4¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $114 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • 100% Texas Renewable Energy
  • Easy, Steady Rate
  • No Monthly Service Charge
  • 12 months
    9.9¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $123 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    11.2¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $112 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    24 months
    10.9¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $129 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • 24 month fixed rate plan
  • No base charge, no minimum usage fees
  • 24 months
    10.4¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $124 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    24 months
    10.4¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $124 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    11.8¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $118 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    9.0¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $110 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    36 months
    11.2¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $112 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • Simple, straightforward pricing
  • Price Protection for 3 years
  • 12 months
    6.6¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $121 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • Great Plan for Medium Homes
  • $95 Bill Credit at 1k usage
  • 1 year of bill security
  • 24 months
    11.0¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $110 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • 24 Month Fixed Rate
  • Simple, straightforward pricing
  • A 'People's Choice' favorite
  • 15 months
    10.2¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $102 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    12.2¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $122 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    36 months
    11.6¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $116 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • 100% renewable
  • Includes FREE Energy Savings Kit!
  • Super low gree rate
  • 36 months
    11.6¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $116 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • Free Ecobee3 thermostat
  • Monthly Usage ScoreCard
  • 3 Year Price Protection
  • 6 months
    9.8¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $98 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month

    Month-to-Month
    Pre-Paid Plan
    12.7¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    N/A check the EFL
  • Prepaid - No Deposit EVER
  • 12 months
    10.4¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $139 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • Great for medium and large homes
  • Bill Credits at 1k and 2k usage!
  • 12 months
    10.9¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $121 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    6 months
    10.0¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $100 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    24 months
    11.3¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $119 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    11.2¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $112 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • 6 time winner - J.D. Power Award
  • Simple, straightforward pricing
  • No Base Charge or Bill Credit gimmicks
  • Popular Provider
    12 months
    8.9¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $106 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • Low rate!
  • Well known brand.
  • 6 months
    9.9¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $99 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    11.8¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $118 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    24 months
    11.2¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $112 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • Enjoy price security for 2 full years!
  • No minimum usage charges
  • 6 months
    7.6¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $111 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    11.4¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $114 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    24 months
    11.9¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $119 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    24 months
    11.5¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $115 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • 100% Renewable Energy
  • Enjoy price security for 2 full years!
  • 24 months
    13.7¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $137 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    10.9¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $109 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    24 months
    10.5¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $110 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    24 months
    11.8¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $118 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    10.6¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $111 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    36 months
    7.1¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $126 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    24 months
    11.9¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $120 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    36 months
    12.4¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $124 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    18 months
    10.4¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $105 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • No Rate Gimmicks
  • Good for any size home
  • 12 months
    10.6¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $126 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    10.6¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $126 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    18 months
    10.8¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $109 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    24 months
    11.2¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $112 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • Consistent Fixed Rate
  • Lock in for 2 years
  • No Monthly Base Charge!
  • 24 months
    11.2¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $112 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    24 months
    11.2¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $112 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    24 months
    11.9¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $132 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    36 months
    10.7¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $107 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    36 months
    11.1¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $111 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    36 months
    11.1¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $111 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    Super Rate
    18 months
    6.5¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $120 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    18 months
    11.2¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $112 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    36 months
    11.7¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $118 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    18 months
    10.7¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $107 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • Super low rate!
  • Great for Medium & Big Homes
  • 36 months
    14.4¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $144 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    11.0¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $110 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    15 months
    12.3¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $127 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    11.5¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $126 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    11.4¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $114 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    24 months
    11.4¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $114 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    12.2¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $122 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month

    Month-to-Month
    13.6¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $136 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    12.1¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $121 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    11.6¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $116 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • 100% clean, renewable energy
  • Requires Tree Free billing and Auto Pay
  • 12 months
    10.9¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $109 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    6 months
    13.7¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $137 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month

    Month-to-Month
    Pre-Paid Plan
    13.2¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    N/A check the EFL
    24 months
    12.8¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $134 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • ** AutoPay discount included **
  • ** AutoPay discount: 0.5 ยข/kwh **
  • 12 months
    13.0¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $130 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    11.3¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $136 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • Bill Credits cut your bill in summer months
  • Enjoy smaller bills in summer
  • 12 Month Price Protection

  • Month-to-Month
    Pre-Paid Plan
    15.5¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    N/A check the EFL
    12 months
    12.6¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $126 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    12.1¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $122 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • Get rewards with Plenti
  • 12 months
    11.9¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $119 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    14.8¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $148 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    15.3¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $143 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    11.6¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $116 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month

    Month-to-Month
    Pre-Paid Plan
    12.8¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    N/A check the EFL
    12 months
    13.0¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $131 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • NEW CUSTOMERS ONLY!

  • Month-to-Month
    16.3¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $163 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • 100% clean, renewable energy
  • Requires Tree Free billing and Auto Pay
  • 12 months
    13.5¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $135 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    13.3¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $235 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    12.8¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $137 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    14.2¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $142 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    13.6¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $136 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    24 months
    12.9¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $176 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    14.0¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $150 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    15.5¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $155 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • Solar Days: 5:00 a.m. through 7:59 p.m. each day
  • 12 months
    15.5¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    N/A check the EFL
    12 months
    13.6¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $136 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    15.7¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $134 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    24 months
    15.2¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $152 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    13.6¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $136 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    Pre-Paid Plan
    14.5¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    N/A check the EFL