To register for Hilo’s smart home service, certain selection criteria apply:
1. Your type of heating
2. Number of thermostats
3. City of residence
4. Your Hydro-Québec account
5. Your Hydro-Québec meter
Hilo thermostats are wall thermostats for electric baseboards and electric convectors, with or without ventilation.
For the moment, Hilo’s ecosystem doesn’t include heated floors, heat pumps, central heating systems, air conditioners or other systems. The Hilo service will eventually expand.
Since Hilo’s mission is to significantly reduce energy consumption in Quebec, we’re installing the service in dwellings that have 50% or more baseboard or convector heating.
A minimum of 1 thermostat is required to be eligible for Hilo’s services, but to maximize your energy savings, you should ideally replace all your old thermostats with smart thermostats.
For the moment, Hilo’s smart home service is available in the regions of Montreal, National Capital, the Laurentians, Montérégie, Trois-Rivières and Gatineau. Other regions will be added in the coming months.
The first eligible cities were chosen based on their proximity to our logistics centres (including our warehouses) and to maximize the reduction of energy consumption in high-population areas. Also, installation is carried out by certified electricians and therefore cannot be conducted in every region.
To be eligible for the Hilo service, you must be billed at Hydro-Québec’s Rate D (or standard rate).
The other rate types, which, like Hilo, offer an incentive to save kilowatt hours, are not compatible with our solution. Unfortunately, we cannot reward a customer twice for the same kWh saved.
However, if you wish to switch to Hilo, you can change to Hydro-Québec’s Rate D (standard rate) before signing up with us, as long as your consumption profile allows it.
There are different versions of Hydro-Québec meters. Some are not compatible with Hilo’s smart home solution. That might be the case with your meter. To find out, fill in the information form, including the number of your latest bill, your contract number and your customer number.