Ready, Set, Relax is a part of a trio of solutions in our Ready, Set, Green program. With Ready, Set, Relax, a participating smart thermostat will automatically adjust the temperature on the thermostat in your home by up to 4° to help reduce demand on the grid during periods of high-electricity use or extreme temperatures, often referred to as a Ready, Set, Relax event.
During periods of high-electricity demand or extreme temperatures, your smart thermostat automatically adjusts by a few degrees to decrease your A/C run time and conserve energy. Making this small adjustment benefits the environment, your local community and your electricity bill as well. Plus, you won’t have to worry about missing an alert or not being home when called upon. When the time comes to conserve, you won’t be caught off guard. Your smart thermostat will send you a notification and automatically adjust to the right temperature without you having to do a thing. All you have to do is enroll. Ready, Set, Relax events can last up to 4 hours, but you’re always in control. You can adjust the temperature on your thermostat at any time.
You must have an eligible smart thermostat from Google Nest, Honeywell Home or Emerson Sensi, along with Wi-Fi and an active account with your smart thermostat’s app. Just connect an eligible smart thermostat to Wi-Fi and sign up for Ready, Set, Relax. Once you’re all signed up, your smart thermostat and app will notify you when a Ready, Set, Relax event will start.
Eligible smart thermostats include:
- Nest Learning Thermostat (all generations)
- Nest Thermostat
- Nest Thermostat E
- VisionPRO 8000 with RedLINK Gateway
- VisionPro 8000 Smart
- 9000 Smart
- Prestige IAQ
- Wi-Fi FocusPRO 6000
- Wi-Fi 7-Day Programmable
- Wi-Fi 7-Day Programmable Touchscreen
- Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat
- Wi-Fi 9000
- T9 Pro Smart Thermostat
- T10 Pro Smart Thermostat
- T5+ Pro Smart Thermostat
- T6 Pro Smart Thermostat
- Round Smart Thermostat
You must set up your thermostat using the free Honeywell Total Connect Comfort app in order to register your device in the Ready, Set, Relax program.
- Sensi Smart Thermostat
- Sensi Touch Smart Thermostat
You can even enroll more than one thermostat.
When an event is in progress, depending on the type of thermostat you have, more than likely, a notification will appear on your thermostat and from its app. Your smart thermostat will then adjust by no more than 4°. Once the event is over, your thermostat will return to its regular schedule. With Ready, Set, Relax, you never have to feel locked in. You can override these automatic adjustments at any time.
When an event is in progress, a notification will appear on your thermostat — depending on the type of thermostat you have — or on your thermostat’s mobile app.
Here’s what you can expect to see from each brand:
- Google Nest: A gold gear will appear on the display of your Google Nest thermostat and your Nest app to let you know that an energy event is happening.
- Honeywell: An Energy Savings Event notification will appear in the Total Connect Comfort app.
- Emerson Sensi: On the Sensi thermostat, if you’re currently in an event, you’ll see “Active Savings Event” on thermostat display, along with the time that event will end. The same information is available in the Sensi app.
No, but you can receive a free Nest Thermostat and Nest temperature sensor by enrolling in the Pollution FreeTM with Google Nest 24 Plan.
Yes. Whenever there’s a need to conserve energy to help the grid, we may need to call a Ready, Set, Relax event, which will help conserve energy between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. During this time, you’ll receive a notification, alerting you that your thermostat will adjust by 4° for up to four hours. Once the event is over, your thermostat will return to its normal schedule. If you’re unable to participate in the event, you can opt out by manually readjusting your thermostat.
A Ready, Set, Relax event can include a precooling period in the summer or a preheating period in the winter so that your home remains comfortable when the event takes place. Multiple events may occur in one day, but again, you have the ability to opt out.
During extreme weather events when there’s a critical need to stabilize the electric grid, we may call a critical Ready, Set, Relax event, which can occur at any time of the day. Critical and regular events will only occur during times of extreme temperatures to conserve energy, and you can always opt out if you need to.
No. During a Ready, Set, Relax event your thermostat adjusts temperatures to save electricity while keeping you comfortable. But you can choose to change the temperature and opt out of that particular event at any time. Opting out is simple. Just override the modified temperature by changing it directly on your smart thermostat or in its app. Your thermostat will keep the temperature you set, then return to its regular schedule.
Yes. When you enroll in the Ready, Set, Relax program, you’ll receive a onetime $20 bill credit, along with a $5 donation made to the Green Mountain Energy Sun Club on your behalf.
The bill credit will appear on your Green Mountain Energy account within two billing cycles of enrolling in the program.
No, your participation does not affect your current Green Mountain Energy electricity plan.
Yes. You may cancel your enrollment by calling Green Mountain Energy at 1-866-785-4668.