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Reduce Energy Use and Earn Bill Credits

IM Power Rewards: Home AC pays you to reduce your energy use when energy demand is high. I&M will automatically adjust your air conditioner during these peak times, and you can earn bill credits.

Shifting energy use away from high-demand periods, allows us to rely on more renewable sources of energy during peak times. This helps keep prices more affordable for you and your community, plus it helps the environment by reducing our carbon footprint.

Get Bill Credits this Summer

When energy use is high, on hot and humid days, I&M will hold a Peak Energy Use Event. During the event, a device on your outdoor central AC unit will cycle your AC compressor to reduce the high-energy demand on the grid. Your central AC fan will continue to circulate air throughout your home. This will affect the temperature by a few degrees, with minimal impact on comfort.

You can opt out of an event at any time, for any reason. Once the typical 2-3 hours event is over, the device will trigger your AC to automatically adjust the temperature to your normal setting and schedule.

You will earn $1.95 per event*. With up to 15 events per summer, the savings can add up! And you probably won’t even notice an event is taking place.

It’s Easy! Here’s How It Works

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Get Connected

We’ll install a small device on your outside central AC unit—for no charge. You do not even need to be home.

Prior to an event, we will post a “Peak Energy Use Event” alert on our web sites letting you know when the event will start and stop.

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Reduce Energy Use

During an event, your A/C compressor will cycle to reduce the high energy demand on the grid. Your central AC fan will continue to circulate air throughout your home during the event.

When the event is over, we will signal your AC system to return the temperature to your normal setting and schedule.

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Earn Bill Credits

You earn a $1.95 bill credit per event.

Enroll Now to Start Saving

Thank you for your interest in saving energy. We’ve had an overwhelming response. Unfortunately, supply chain delays have exhausted our inventory of devices. To be added to the Wait List, complete the application below. We will contact you as soon as new inventory is available.

Which IM Power Reward is for You?

For help determining the IM Power Reward program that matches you and your home, use the quick selection tool or review this chart. If you need help, please contact us.

Contact Us

Please email us or call 833-736-0944.

FAQs

Q:

What are the rules / qualifications?

A:

  • I&M residential customer.
  • 65 years or older and/or income-qualified.
  • Have central air conditioning.
  • Have a Smart Meter.

Q:

What are the income eligibility guidelines?

A:

2022 Household Income Eligibility Guidelines*

People in HouseholdMaximum IncomeWeekly Income
1$27,180$522
2$36,620$704
3$46,060$845
4$55,500$1,067
5$64,940$1,249
6$74,380$1,430
7$83,820$1,612
8$93,260$1,793

*200% of Federal Poverty Guideline.

Q:

How will I know that an event is in progress?

A:

Prior to a Peak Energy Use Event, we will post a “Peak Energy Use Event” Alert on our web sites letting you know when the event will start and stop.

Q:

When do events occur?

A:

Events typically occur on especially hot and humid days. They are held weekdays from May through September and typically last 2-3 hours, but will not last longer than 6 hours. There are a maximum of 15 events per summer.

Q:

What is the bill credit for participating in an event? When will I receive it?

A:

You can earn $1.95 for every event in which you participate. You will receive the bill credits on the next month’s bill.

Q:

Can I opt out of an event?  

A:

You can opt-out of an event by calling 833-736-0944. If you opt-out of the event, you will not receive bill credits.

Q:

Is the program voluntary? How long is my commitment?

A:

IM Power Rewards: Home AC is voluntary. You must participate in the program for a least 12 months.

Q:

Will I notice a temperature change in my home during events?

A:

The temperature will likely rise by a few degrees during an event. However, customers report little change in their comfort.  The potential temperature change during events depends on a variety of factors, including the temperature outside, the home’s insulation, and if blinds/curtains are closed. To find other energy-saving tips, see our collection of energy-saving tips.

Q:

What is the device and how does it work?

A:

A small control device is installed on your outside air conditioning unit by our licensed contractor—for no charge. During an event, I&M will signal your A/C compressor cycle to help reduce the high energy demand on the grid. Your central AC fan will continue to circulate air throughout your home. When the event is over, we will send a signal to you AC to return the temperature to your normal setting and schedule.

Q:

Is there a cost for the device? 

A:

There is no charge for the device or the installation.

Q:

Do I need to be home to have the device installed? 

A:

You do not need to be home when our technician installs the device on your outside AC unit. Please remember to unlock gates and confirm nothing is blocking access to your outside AC unit.

Q:

Does the device affect the warranty of the AC unit? What will the device look like?

A:

When you sign up for IM Power Rewards: Home AC, you agree to allow a licensed contractor, hired by I&M to install a small device on your outside central air conditioning unit. The device won’t harm your AC unit in any way; in fact, the device supports efficient operation of your central air conditioning unit consistent with regular unit functionality with a reduced run time.

Q:

If my outdoor central AC compressor is replaced, do I need to contact I&M?

A:

Yes. Please call us at 833-736-0944 and we will send a licensed contractor to reconnect the device at no charge to you.

Q:

How do I know if I have a Smart Meter?

A:

Smart Meters (AMI) have a blue label while standard meters have a red label.

Q:

Can I enroll in multiple IM Power Rewards programs?

A:

Yes, you can help save even more by joining other IM Power Rewards programs. However, you cannot participate in the following when enrolled in IM Power Rewards: Home AC.

  • IM Power Rewards: iControl
  • IM Power Rewards: Smart Thermostat
  • Critical Peak Pricing
  • Time of Day 2

Q:

What are the Terms & Conditions?

A:

The Terms & Conditions can be found here.

Q:

How do I unenroll from IM Power Rewards: Home AC?

A:

You must participate in the program for at least 12 months. If you want to unenroll at that time, send an email requesting to end your participation in the IM Power Rewards: Home AC program. Once you unenroll, you will not receive bill credits.

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*During Peak Energy Use events, exercise discretion and consider health impacts when reducing energy use. Your actual savings will vary, so there is no guarantee of savings.
Product offerings and rebates are subject to change without notice. See the specific rebate application for Terms & Conditions.