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 Wi-Fi thermostat that lets users control their central AC remotely. Participants get a free installation and $30 in rewards for enrolling. Join other people in your community to ensure the reliability of Kenmore’s electric grid.

Ways to Participate

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 or plan on purchasing a Wi-Fi enabled Frigidaire Gallery Cool Connect AC, you can enroll it in the coolControl program without the need of a smartAC 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 Wi-Fi enabled Friedrich Kühl AC, you can enroll it in the coolControl program without the need of a smartAC 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 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.

How does the program work?

Setting up your Wi-Fi AC or smart thermostat 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 AC will turn on and off periodically or run at a slightly higher thermostat setting to reduce power.

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.

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 smart thermostat helps save energy by ensuring you only use your AC and heat when you need it. You’ll be able to control the temperature in your home from anywhere, and you’ll earn rewards for installing and participating in Conservation Events.