Here's your chance to earn credits on air conditioning and water heating costs.

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With cool credits, you can earn credits on your electric bills for allowing your air conditioning and/or electric water heater to be occasionally shut down for short periods. You'll earn $8 a month in credits from June through Sept for your air conditioning, and all year for your water heater at $2 a month.

A small, remote-controlled switch is installed free of charge on your central air conditioner or electric water heater, or both. If a power crunch occurs, your air conditioner and/or water heater will be automatically shut off or cycled on and off, without interfering with the rest of your electric appliances.

Turn-offs or cycles most often occur in June through Sept., generally in the afternoons and early evenings. They may last only an hour, but never more than eight hours in a day, and usually only happen eight to ten days in the year.

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Cool Credits program

Central air conditioner

Load shed and cycling (best choice)

  • Your air conditioner may be turned off for a continuous period of time; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. for example.
  • Turn-off will likely occur in the afternoon and early evening and last between one and eight hours. The maximum turn-off time is eight hours per day.
  • Turn-off is not likely to occur between 8 p.m. and 10 a.m., or on weekends.
  • $8 credit in months of June, July, Aug. and Sept., for a total annual credit of $32.

Central air conditioner

Cycling only

  • With cycling, your central air conditioner may be turned off for a period of time, such as 15 minutes of each half hour, after which it automatically is turned back on. This automatic cycling is most likely to occur in the afternoon and early evening and last between one and eight hours.
  • Turn-off is not likely to occur between 8 p.m. and 10 a.m., or on weekends.
  • Air conditioner cycling is not very noticeable because the unit will still be on for a portion of each hour.
  • No bill credit.

Electric water heater

Load shed and cycling

  • Your electric water heater may be turned off for a maximum of eight hours per day.
  • Load shed is most likely to occur on hot summer days but could occur at any time during the day.
  • Because hot water is held in your water heater's storage tank for your continued use, turn-off usually is not noticeable.
  • $2 credit each month for 12 months, a total annual credit of $24.

WEC Energy Group