About the coolControl Program

What is the coolControl Program?

coolControl is a National Grid program in partnership with ThinkEco for qualified residential customers in the Kenmore area. The coolControl program provides its members with a FREE product that gives users ways to control their window air conditioners. Participants also receive a $30 gift card for every device they set up as soon as the devices are online. Join other people in your community to ensure the reliability of Kenmore’s electric grid.

Ways to Participate

Get a smartAC Kit for your device

Get a smartAC kit that turns every window AC unit into a “smart” AC. Our device connects your AC to your home WiFi and lets you control it from your smartphone or computer, from anywhere, anytime. You also get $30 per device you set up and $20 more if you participate in at least 80% of Conservation Events!

Get a Sensi Wi-Fi Thermostat

If you have a central AC system, we’ll install the top-rated Sensi™ Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat in your home for free! Using the Sensi mobile application you can remotely set, change and schedule your home temperature for truly convenient comfort control. Anytime. Anywhere.

Use your Frigidaire Cool Connect

If you already own a WiFi enabled Frigidaire Gallery Cool Connect™ AC you can use your account to enroll in the coolControl program without the need of a smart AC kit. You also get $30 per device you set up and $20 more if you participate in at least 80% of Conservation Events!

Use your Friedrich Kühl

If you already own or plan on purchasing a WiFi enabled Friedrich Kühl AC, you can enroll it in the coolControl program as well without the need of a smart AC kit. You also get $30 per device you set up and $20 more if you participate in at least 80% of Conservation Events!

Get a smartAC Kit for your device

Get a smartAC kit that turns every window AC unit into a “smart” AC. Our device connects your AC to your home WiFi and lets you control it from your smartphone or computer, from anywhere, anytime. You also get $30 per device you set up and $20 more if you participate in at least 80% of Conservation Events!

How does the program work?

Setting up a smartAC kit or your Wi-Fi AC will let you to control your AC remotely and set on/off schedules. You’ll also be able to join the coolControl Program community to help relieve stress on the electric grid on days when usage is particularly high. On these days, the program will have Conservation Events, where your window ACs will turn on and off periodically or run at a slightly higher thermostat setting to reduce the power used. Most participants don’t notice a change, but you can always opt out if you feel uncomfortable. Conservation Events typically occur during the afternoon and last for a few hours each.

By participating, you are doing your part to ensure the reliability of your community’s electric grid.

How does it help the community?

We all want to stay cool during the summer while maintaining the reliability of the grid. On really hot days, all of that electricity use can overtax our electricity grid. When you participate in a Conservation Event, you join the community of cool participants who are helping each other by using energy more wisely!

By lowering demand during peak times, coolControl participants help National Grid manage its resources better, which will improve the way electricity is delivered and used. This makes our grid cleaner, safer, and more reliable and efficient for everyone.

How does it benefit me?

A smartAC kit includes a modlet BN and a thermostat remote to control it. The modlet BN is a modern electrical outlet that allows you to save energy and money on your plugged-in ACs, and you’ll be able to conveniently turn them on and off from your smartphone or computer. In the summer, this is an especially cool tool because you can set your AC to turn on before you leave work so you can come home to a cool apartment without paying to have the AC on all day!