Portal simplifies home energy support applications

  • January 24, 2023
  • William Payne

US energy efficiency non-profit EFI has launched a new contractor ordering portal to simplify the approvals process for Income Qualified Smart Thermostats. The aim is to ensure that more housing residents in need receive smart thermostats to manage their energy costs through energy utility funded support programmes.

Through the portal, utilities and contractors can rapidly qualify and order Income Qualified Smart Thermostats. The website is designed to allow contractors who work on Low to Moderate Income programmes easily apply for special pricing including case and pallet discounts to help get smart thermostats into the hands of customers who need them the most.

Weatherization assistance programmes, which are assistance programmes run by US states to support low income families reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy-efficient, can also partner with EFI.

The process begins with a few qualifying questions, such as programme information, quantities needed, brand of smart thermostat and utility partnerships. On approval, the contractor, trade-ally, agency, or utility can use EFI’s supply chain and ordering portal to complete the order.

“It is imperative for EFI and our partners to empower our utility clients as they are working very hard to support those who most need assistance. As the only non-profit in the utility marketplace and solutions space, we take our work very seriously and strive to create barrier-free technologies, which allow any number of implementers the easy path to success. This income-qualified portal and qualifications page does just that,” said Jonathan Coons, EFI’s VP of Marketing.