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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 $22,590 $1,883
2 $30,660 $2,555
3 $38,730 $3,228
4 $46,800 $3,900
5 $54,870 $4,573
6 $62,940 $5,245
7 $71,010 $5,918
8 $79,080 $6,590
9+ Add $8,070 for each additional person Add $673 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.