When demand for electricity is the highest, help save energy and earn up to $30 annually by joining MidAmerican Energy’s SummerSaverSM program.
How it works
The SummerSaver program runs from June 1 to September 30. By participating in this program, you agree to allow MidAmerican to control your air conditioning unit on the hottest weekdays (no weekends or holidays) between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. (or for shorter periods within those hours). MidAmerican offers two device options for participation; a smart thermostat or a load control receiver (LCR).
How to participate
Participation is voluntary. To participate, you must:
- Be a residential electric customer of MidAmerican in Iowa or Illinois
- Own and occupy a single-family home
- Have a central air conditioner or an air-source heat pump
- Smart thermostat
The smart thermostat option allows MidAmerican to adjust your thermostat temperature setting through your home’s Wi-Fi. Currently, only certain Google Nest, ecobee and Honeywell Home smart thermostats are eligible. As a participant, you will receive a $30 end-of-season incentive if you remain enrolled the entire season. If participation begins or ends during the four-month period, MidAmerican will prorate your incentive accordingly. It only takes a few clicks to enroll for the summer!
Don't have a smart thermostat? MidAmerican offers qualified customers in Iowa and Illinois a rebate of up to $75 for the purchase and installation of an ENERGY STAR® smart thermostat. Before shopping for your new thermostat, make sure it is a SummerSaver-eligible model.
Please review all qualifications and conditions related to this program.
Google and Nest Learning Thermostat are trademarks of Google LLC.
- Load Control Receiver (LCR)
MidAmerican installs a small cycling device on your home near the central air conditioning unit. The device is wired into your existing thermostat control circuit and acts as a switch, allowing us to cycle your air conditioner or air-source heat pump on and off. As a participant, you will receive a $30 end-of-season incentive the first year and a $20 incentive in following years, if you participate the entire season. If participation begins or ends during the four-month period, MidAmerican will prorate your incentive accordingly.
To participate, call 800-437-2976. Participation is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Customers requesting participation may be placed on a waiting list.
LCR Information and Troubleshooting
Caution: SummerSaver℠ is not recommended for households with occupants who have health problems such as asthma, heart disease or respiratory conditions.
Questions? Call 800-437-2976, weekdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. or email firstname.lastname@example.org.