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HEAT Participant Information

Empower Northern Utah is offering over 90 free Nest Thermostat E’s and hundreds of LED light bulbs for low- and moderate-income residents who live in Weber or Davis County, and qualify for the Home Energy Assistance Target (HEAT) program (or other income qualified programs). 

In addition to free smart themostats and LEDs, the HEAT Program provides year-round energy and water bill assistance, as well as energy and water-related crisis help for eligible households. 

For more information about the HEAT program, and to see if you qualify for a no-cost Nest E smart thermostat and/or free LED light bulbs, contact Natalie Alejandre at 801-394-9774 (Ext 125) or nalejandre@fttinc.org. More information about the HEAT Program can be found here. 

Smart Thermostats

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. 

In addition to saving money, smart thermostats can help clear Utah's wintertime air by reducing air pollutants that come from the combustion of natural gas.

Smart thermostats reduce both natruarl gas and electricity consumption. Most of Utah's energy comes from burning fossil fuels. Burning less of these fuels helps us care for our air and the climate by reducing green house gas (GHG) emissions. This is a stepping stone toward reaching drawdown (the point at which global warming gasses peak, and then begin to steadily decline).

How to Participate

  1. Determine if your home’s heating and cooling systems are compatible with the Nest E.
  2. Contact Natalie Alejandre (801-394-9774 extension 125, or nalejandre@fttinc.org) to see if you qualify for HEAT services, and to ensure there are still thermostats available. (Available on a first-come, first serve basis).
  3. Pick-up your Nest E thermostat at HEAT (schedule an appointment by calling or emailing Natalie - see above).
  4. Install your Nest E thermostat (video tutorial) and start saving energy!

LED Lightbulbs

LED bulbs use approximately 85% less energy than traditional bulbs and approximately 40% less than CFL bulbs, while providing the same amount of light. Unlike CFL bulbs, LED bulbs contain no mercury.

Upgrading 10 light fixtures with LED bulbs can save residents approximately $55 a year according to Energy STAR. Higher energy efficiency means less electricity pulled from the grid – which means less emissions from coal-fired power plants! This results in better air quality across Utah and a healthier climate for all. 

How to Participate

  1. Contact Natalie Alejandre (801-394-9774, extenstion 125, or nalejandre@fttinc.org) at the Ogden HEAT program to see if you qualify for HEAT services, and make an appointment. 
  2. The day of your appointment, unscrew your inefficient incandescent or CFL bulbs. 
  3. Place your old bulbs in a bag and bring them with you to your appointment.  
  4. Exchange your old bulbs for the new LED bulbs, or simply ask for new bulbs when you arrive. 
  5. Install your new bulbs, and start reaping the benefits!