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These plans reward you for making simple changes that reduce the load on the energy grid. Save money by using electricity strategically — either by using a smart thermostat to reduce your usage or by moving energy-consuming activities to the weekend.

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Reliant Learn & Conserve plan

Get a $249 Nest Learning Thermostat™ for free when you sign up for the Learn & Conserve℠ 24 plan. The Nest Thermostat automatically learns what temperatures you need and adjusts itself when you are home and away.

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How it helps

  • Get the security of a fixed-price plan with a 24-month term for added peace of mind.*
  • Access information and energy-saving tools to help put you in control of your electricity budget.

How it works

The thinner, sleeker 3rd generation Nest Learning Thermostat's simple and sleek design is engineered to make saving energy easier. Switch to this Learn & Conserve 24 plan and get a $249 Nest Learning Thermostat for free, complete with these innovative features:

  • Saves you money. According to a new study, the Nest Thermostat can save up to 15% on cooling costs.*
  • Learns your schedule. Turn it up or turn it down. The Nest Learning Thermostat remembers which temperatures you like and adjusts accordingly when you are home or away.
  • Senses temperatures more accurately. With more temperature sensors, the Nest Thermostat detects heat, cold and when there’s a draft, adjusts itself and alerts you.
  • Control energy easily. You can control it from the thermostat itself or remotely using your smartphone.

How to get it

Sign up for the Learn and Conserve℠ 24 plan and save up to 15% on your heating and cooling costs.*

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Terms, conditions and other restrictions
*Changes in law or regulatory charges allowed by the Public Utility Commission of Texas will impact your price. Enrollment in the Reliant Learn & Conserve℠ 24 plan provides one 3rd Nest Learning Thermostat™ per household and requires a residential service address within areas served by Reliant. Thermostat compatible with most HVAC systems. Check the compatibility of your system at before enrolling in this plan. If thermostat is not compatible, you may cancel this plan with no penalty. A limited warranty is only provided by Nest, and except for that limited warranty, Reliant and Nest make no warranties. Reliant is not affiliated with Nest or the products and services it markets. Nest®, Nest Learning Thermostat™, Auto-Away™ and the Nest logo are trademarks or servicemarks of Nest Labs, Inc.

Reliant Truly Free Weekends plan

Sign up today for the Reliant Truly Free Weekends plan, and enjoy free electricity all weekend long. Many people use more electricity on the weekends, so why not save when it really counts?

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How it helps

  • Get free electricity all weekend long.*
  • Enjoy one fixed price during all other times.

How it works

  • Receive big savings on electricity for using it when you want to — do laundry, run the dishwasher and cool your home during down time on weekends.
  • Save more by using appliances during off-peak times, when you are more likely to be home anyway.

How to get it

Sign up for the Truly Free Weekends plan today.

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Terms, conditions and other restrictions
*Your monthly bill will reflect your weekend usage at no charge. Your average price calculation will be based on your total monthly usage.

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