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Rush Hour Rewards & Natural Gas

Community Member

We don't have central air & use our Nest thermostat to control our natural gas furnace (October through April or May). If I understand Rush Hour Rewards correctly since we are using a natural gas furnace the rewards program won't help us because "you’ll need an electric heating system that’s controlled by a Nest thermostat such as a heat pump or...."

Is my conclusion correct?

Thank you.


Diamond Product Expert
Diamond Product Expert

Hi @Scottinroch ,

I have some more info on that from Learn about Rush Hour Rewards - Android - Google Nest Help .  I have natural gas heat but my provider isn't participating. See list here.

We originally created the Rush Hour Rewards program to
help alleviate electricity demands during heat waves in
the summer. Because it was so successful, we’ve
expanded Rush Hour Rewards to work for natural gas as
well as the winter season, so more people can get
rewards. Now Nest thermostat owners can participate in
Winter Rush Hour Rewards and Summer Rush Hour
Rewards to earn rewards from their energy company
year round. Winter and Summer Rush Hour Rewards
are separate programs, so some energy companies will offer
both, while others may offer only one.

Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey folks,


Thanks again for helping here, @JillG. @Scottinroch, I hope you've got the answer you're looking for. If you're still in need of any assistance, feel free to let us know.




Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi folks,


I wanted to follow up and see if you are still in need of any help. Have you had the chance to try the suggestion above? If yes, how is it?




Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi Scottinroch,


We haven't heard from you in a while so we'll be locking this thread if there is no update within 24 hours. If you need assistance or want to discuss topics regarding your  Nest thermostat, feel free to start a new thread.