IREA is offering customers enrolled in our Auto Pay program a chance to win a free smart thermostat.

Any IREA customer enrolled in our Auto Pay program is eligible to win one of 10 third-generation Nest Learning Thermostats. Customers already enrolled in the program are eligible automatically. Customers not yet enrolled must do so by Dec. 31.

The third-generation Nest can save the average household around 10% on heating bills and 15% on cooling bills. It automatically adjusts to your lifestyle and the outside weather to intelligently heat or cool your home. It also can be integrated with voice command systems, including Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, as well as numerous other Nest smart home products such as smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, cameras, doorbells and alarms. More information about the Nest Learning Thermostat and its many features can be found at www.Nest.com.

In addition to the chance for a free Nest, our Auto Pay program offers ease and efficiency, and is a free service. The amount due is automatically deducted from a checking or savings account of your choice on the due date noted on your monthly bill. You won’t have to write a check, use a stamp or initiate electronic payment. For eBill customers who enroll in Auto Pay, the “Pay My Bill” button will be replaced with the date your payment is scheduled.

You can enroll in Auto Pay right now by logging into My Account. Enrollment typically is processed within five business days. You also can enroll via www.IREA.coop/payment-options or by calling our Consumer Services department between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday at (800) 332-9540.

If you are unsure whether you already are enrolled in Automatic Payment, check the payment portion of your most recent monthly bill. If “automatic payment” is listed on your bill stub, you already are enrolled.

Winners of the Nest Learning Thermostats will be randomly selected and notified in January. Only one thermostat may be won per IREA membership.