Looking for a simpler way to help you save money on your electric bill? With an “If This Then That” (IFTTT) applet, you have another convenient tool to help you take control of your energy costs.
ComEd has partnered with IFTTT, a free web-based service, to create applets for customers who participate in ComEd’s Peak Time Savings (PTS) and Hourly Pricing programs. Applets work with your energy-related home products to help you take advantage of energy-saving opportunities. Here are a couple of scenarios:
IF Peak Time Savings Event is in progress
THEN Adjust Smart Thermostat
ComEd alerts you when Peak Time Savings Hours will occur → During Peak Time Savings Hours, your IFTTT applet sets your thermostat at a higher temperature → Once the Peak Time Savings Hours are over, the applet turns your thermostat back to its original schedule.
IF Hourly Pricing Average Price is High,
THEN Call Phone
The average price for Hourly Pricing customers is over your set price → Your IFTTT applet sends you a voice text announcing that the price has exceeded your preferences→ You can then manage your energy use to save money on your electric bill.
Create an IFTTT account to access ComEd applets. Go to
https://ifttt.com/ComEd_PTS and select the “Connect” button to set up your account. Once your account is set up, you’ll be directed to the ComEd IFTTT page, where you can choose an applet and start saving.
Learn how to create your own IFTTT Applet and use the IFTTT App.
Download the step-by-step guide (pdf).