This post was originally published on Simple Energy’s website. Simple Energy is now Uplight.
Customers can learn more about energy-efficient home improvement projects, access SMUD rebates and financing, and get matched with pre-screened local contractors at SMUD Energy Store
Simple Energy and SMUD are expanding SMUD Energy Store to include home services.
Since last year, visitors to the store have been able to shop for energy-related and smart-home products. Now customers can also choose from a variety of home services categories, each featuring project ideas, available SMUD rebates and financing options, a contractor matching tool and educational resources. The contractor matching tool, powered by HomeAdvisor, helps homeowners connect with the right service professionals to complete home projects.
“This addition to SMUD Energy Store will make it easier for our customers to complete energy-saving home improvement projects,” said Nicole Howard, SMUD’s chief customer officer. “It brings together our product catalog, rebates, financing and HomeAdvisor’s network of pre-screened service providers, and we think our customers will love it.”
SMUD Energy Store’s home services offering helps customers in a variety of ways. Customers who know what they’re looking for—such as a contractor to do a furnace tune-up—will quickly be matched with available, pre-screened contractors. Customers looking for inspiration can browse services such as Heating & Cooling, Appliance Upgrades and Water Heaters & Plumbing and find step-by-step instructions, locate a class or workshop and get equipment operating tips.
Simple Energy CEO Yoav Lurie said, “Our utility-branded marketplace has been proven to drive the most customer transactions, and this product launch is a significant step forward for our platform. We’re excited to help SMUD deliver a delightful customer experience for home services and be their customers’ trusted advisor for all of their energy-related needs.”
By providing project inspiration, a network of pre-screened local contractors, cost guides, how-to information and access to available rebates and financing, SMUD Energy Store gives our customers what they need to successfully complete their home improvement projects. Over time, SMUD Energy Store will continue to expand the services and products it offers.
As the nation’s sixth-largest community-owned electric service provider, SMUD has been providing low-cost, reliable electricity for more than 70 years to Sacramento County and small adjoining portions of Placer and Yolo Counties. SMUD is a recognized industry leader and award winner for its innovative energy efficiency programs, renewable power technologies, and for its sustainable solutions for a healthier environment. SMUD’s power mix is about 50 percent non-carbon emitting. For more information, visit smud.org.
About Simple Energy
Simple Energy is the leading provider of utility-branded marketplaces for large investor-owned, municipal and cooperative utilities including Exelon, Southern Company, Xcel Energy, National Grid and SMUD. Simple Energy’s software as a service (“SaaS”) instant rebate, customer engagement, digital marketing and e-commerce solutions engage customers, drive energy savings, facilitate the sale of energy-saving products and services, and serve as the platform for the utility of the future.