DOES YOUR THERMOSTAT LOOK LIKE THIS? Then you’re living in the dark ages.
Technology has brought us a long way in terms of efficiency. No longer do you have to simply rely on the basic thermostats that only control the comfort level in your home. An advanced thermostat will offer more options for energy efficient use, and ultimately a higher comfort level in your wallet. This article will review the Nest Learning Thermostat’s features, benefits, and how it can save on energy while paying for itself in the long run.
- It’s a Learning Thermostat – The nest learns your schedule and after a week of use will program itself.
- Do you turn down the temperature when you go to bed? Nest will remember that for your schedule. It learns what time you turn the temperature up in the morning, and what time you go to work. It’s Auto-Away feature uses sensors and your phone’s location. Eventually it will do all the work for you.
- Energy Saving Statistics – Nest has saved over 4 billion kWh of energy worldwide* Independent studies show it saved people and average of 10-12% on heating bills and 15% on cooling bills. Some studies show that programmable thermostats can save up to 33% on heating bills.
- Your Home In Your Hand – It offers a mobile app that allows you to adjust the temperature away from home, or from another room.
- The app also allows you to view and edit your schedule, see how much energy you’ve used, how to use less, and get extreme temperature alerts.
- Increased Precision – On average manual thermostats are off by 3° or more.
*Estimated by calculating the amount of energy users would have used if they left their old thermostats at a constant temperature.
Your thermostat controls half of your energy bill. Maybe it’s time you take control and replace that old thermostat in one of the easiest home upgrades you’ll do. The Nest can be installed in 30 minutes or less, and pay for itself in under two years. It is currently listed on the Nest website for only $249. What are you waiting for? Start saving energy and money today.
You can see the full Nest product line here.
Are you convinced it’s time to upgrade your thermostat, but don’t think the Nest Learning Thermostat is the right choice for you? You can see a list of a few of the best wireless thermostats on the market here.