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Weber State's Sustainability Team will help over 240 households increase the efficiency of their homes. 

Join us in increasing the energy efficiency of your home this year by installing a discounted smart thermostat!

Smart Thermostats

Through a partnership with UCAIR, the Lawrence T. & Janet T. Dee Foundation and the HEAT Program, Weber State's Empower Northern Utah program is offering over 90 free, and 150 discounted Nest Thermostat E’s

Why upgrade to a smart thermostat? 

Smart thermostats make it simple to save energy on heating and cooling costs. The Nest E Thermostat can cut heating bills, saving the average U.S. household over $130 a year. 

Smart thermostats save you money, are energy-efficient, and help improve air quality in your home (by reducing the combustion of natural gas). Using less natural gas and electricity generated by fossil fuels also reduces greenhouse gasses.

Free Thermostats

Contact HEAT for Your Free Thermostat

If you are currently enrolled in a government assistance program such as SNAP or WIC, you may be eligible for the Free Nest E Thermostat!

Free thermostats for low- and moderate-income qualified households are distributed through the Home Energy Assistance Target (HEAT) program. To learn more about participating through the HEAT program, view the HEAT Participant information page.



Free LED light bulbs are also available through the Ogden HEAT Program Office! At your thermostat pick-up appointment in Ogden, request up to 5 free LED light bulbs to replace your old incandecent or CFL bulbs.

Contact Natalie Alejandre (801-394-9774 Ext 125, or at HEAT for free thermostats and LED light bulbs. For more information visit the HEAT Participants webpage.


Discounted Thermostats

There are no more discounted thermostats available. Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's program! 

Discounted thermostats are under $67 (originally $129). Registration for discounted Nest E smart thermostats is on a first come first serve basis. Successful registrants will be invited to pick up their new thermostat at the Ogden or Logan locations, see more information below. 

How to participate: 

  1. Before registering, find out if your home's heating and cooling systems are compatible with the Nest E Thermostat.
  2. Register on this page to purchase your discounted thermostat. While purchasing, select a location and time to pick up your thermostat. 
  3. Pick up your thermostat at location, date and time you selected.  
  4. Install your Nest E thermostat and start saving energy by using this video tutorial.

For questions, contact Liz Stringham at

Dominion Energy Rebate:

If Dominion Energy is your energy supplier you may be eligible for an additional $50 rebate through the ThermWise program! Rebates must be submitted within six months of the installation date to be eligible. Learn how to apply at the Dominion Energy website.

Pick Up Locations:

Ogden WSU SPARC Office

  • Must purchase online 24 hours before pick up
  • Pick-Up Times:
    • Tues., Thurs., Fri., 1:00-4:30 p.m. and Wed., 1:00-6:30 p.m. 
  • Location: SPARC Office in Stewart Library, 3921 Central Campus Dr., Ogden, UT 84408, Room 147 
  • Parking: Paid parking available 1:00-4:00 p.m., free parking after 4:00 p.m.

Logan Environmental Department

  • Must purchase by February 26 for pickup in Logan
  • Pick-Up Times:
    • Wednesday, March 1, from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    • Thursday, March 2, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Location: 153 North 1400 West, Logan, UT 84321

*Logan City Light and Power Rebate:

If you are a Logan City Light and Power customer, you are ineligible for an incentive through your power company if you purchase via this program unless both heating and cooling are all electric.

How to Install Your Thermostat

Use this video tutorial to find instructions on how to install your Nest E thermostat and start saving energy!

More Energy Savings  

Homeowners and renters can improve the efficiency of their homes. Use the Energy Efficiency Guide for Utah for easy efficiency tips and guidance. 

Discover More Ways to Care for Our Air and Climate

Committed to Our Community

Weber State University is committed to offering our community sustainability programs focused on improving the lives of residents and ensuring a livable, healthy climate for current and future generations.  To learn more about our community programs visit our community page.

For more information, contact:
Bonnie Christiansen, Sustainability Programs & Engagement Manager 
Sustainability Practices & Research Center
(801) 626-6326 or  


Weber State Sustainability would like to thank our partners for making this program possible!