How Does the Program Work?
We’ll install a switch on your outside central air conditioning unit. On select days in the summer (usually the hottest days) we’ll start a cycling event that will run your air conditioner for shorter periods, keeping your home comfortable. When the event is over, your air conditioner will return to normal.
Just for signing up, you’ll get a $25 VISA® gift card, and you’ll also get over $30 in credits on your summer energy bills every year you participate in the program.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The AC Peak Cycling Device is installed on your home, near your outside air conditioning unit. During a limited number of peak demand periods, Consumers Energy will activate the device, which will allow us to reduce your unit’s cycling run time by 50%. This is referred to as a “cycling event.” During cycling events, your air conditioning system’s fan will continue to circulate air throughout your home, keeping it comfortable. After the period of peak demand has passed, the AC Peak Cycling Device will trigger your system to automatically resume normal operation.
Cycling events typically occur on non-holiday weekdays between noon and 8 p.m. but events could occur at any time in the case of an electric emergency. These events will take place from June through September and typically last between four and eight hours.
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