TORONTO — Eligible Ontario households will be able to get smart thermostats for free on a first-come, first-served basis under a new government program.
Environment Minister Chris Ballard announced Wednesday that $377 million in proceeds from Ontario’s cap-and-trade auctions this year will be used to establish a Green Ontario Fund. That not-for-profit provincial agency will oversee programs and rebates for homes and businesses to reduce energy costs.
Part of that will be the GreenON Installations program, under which eligible households can register to have a technician visit and install a smart thermostat at no cost. There will be 100,000 smart thermostats available under the program to people who register through the Green Ontario Fund website.http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/eligible-ontario-homeowners-to-get-smart-thermostats-under-new-program