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Low Income Smart Thermostats

PGW provides and installs ENERGY STAR® Certified Wi-Fi enabled thermostats in the homes of income-qualified PGW customers at no cost to the customer. Thermostat installations are provided on a first-come, first-served basis, based on the date that applications are received, and are subject to available funds.

To qualify for the Low Income Smart Thermostat program, PGW customers must use gas-fired space heating equipment in their home, and have a household income at or below the following amounts:

Income Eligibility
Household Size Maximum Annual Income to Qualify Maximum Monthly Income to Qualify
1 $20,385 $1,699
2 $27,465 $2,289
3 $34,545 $2,879
4 $41,625 $3,469
5 $48,705 $4,059
6 $55,785 $4,649
7 $62,865 $5,239
8 $69,945 $5,829
9+ Add $7,080 for each additional person Add $590 for each additional person

Customers may be required to provide income information and/or documentation to verify they have an active PGW account.

Smart Thermostat Benefits

  • Ability to learn household patterns and adjust heating and cooling according to when a home is occupied or is about to be occupied.
  • Reduces the use of heating and cooling systems when the home is unoccupied for significant periods of time.
  • Can track energy usage to see how it changes over time, and how it may affect energy costs in the future.
  • Opportunity to monitor and control the temperature remotely!


A Wi-Fi connection is strongly recommended in order for the thermostat to operate optimally and achieve greatest savings.