How does the Programmable Thermostat (Nest) program work?


On the hottest summer days when Evergy needs to reduce electricity demand, a signal is sent to the thermostat to begin what we call a “cycling event.” Your air conditioner’s compressor will typically turn off for a period of 15 to 30 minutes then back on for 15 to 30 minutes. This cycle repeats continuously for up to four hours. Cycling events will only occur on weekdays, June through September, excluding holidays and weekends. 

During a cycling event, your thermostat will show “Savings” on the display. In addition, your heating/cooling system fan will continue to circulate air throughout your business during the cycling event. You may opt-out of one event per month by calling 1-866-882-4429.