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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 others, Weber State's Empower Northern Utah program is offering over 90 free, and 150 discounted Nest Thermostat E’s

Discounted Smart Thermostats:

Discounted thermostats will be under $67 (originally $169). Phase II registration for discounted Nest E smart thermostats opens on Wednesday, October 12th at 12:30 p.m. on a first come first serve basis. Successful registrants will be invited to pick up their new thermostat at thier choice of the following locations: 

  • WSU Davis Campus in Layton
    Tuesday, October 25 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. 
  • WSU Main Campus in Ogden
    Wednesday, October 26 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. 

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 or after Monday October 10 at 12:30 p.m. 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.

Free Smart Thermostats:

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.

Contact HEAT for Your Free Thermostat

How to install your themostat:

  1. See if your home's heating and cooling systems are compatible with the Nest E.
  2. Contact Natalie Alejandre (801-394-9774, Ext 125 or at HEAT to see if you qualify for a free smart thermostat.
  3. Pick up your thermostat at the Davis or Weber County HEAT office after qualifying.
  4. Install your Nest E thermostat and start saving energy by using this video tutorial.

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.

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!