For those of you that haven’t heard about it before, Nest -“The learning Thermostat”- is exactly what it says on the tin. No more waking up freezing cold, trying to avoid frost bite while running barefoot to the thermostat, in an attempt to avoid the high and sometimes crippling costs associated with heating your home.
Nest Thermostat learns the way you live your life: when you leave for work, when you come home, when you go to bed and (more importantly) when you get up in the morning. It learns as you control it, changing the temperature until it knows your schedule.What makes it even better is that it can be controlled from your phone! Okay, maybe not the most exciting thing anymore, being able to control something from your phone (are there even just phones anymore?), but we’re talking about complete control over your heating. being able to jump in the car after work and, if the weather is colder or hotter than expected, changing your in-home thermostat with the touch of a button on your phone.
And DIY fans, according to Nest “If you’re comfortable installing a light fixture you can install Nest yourself. Three out of four people install Nest in 30 minutes or less”.
So what can you save? Well according to Nest, if you properly configure the Nest Thermostat you can save up to 20% on your home heating and cooling bill. Not something to be sniffed at. And Nest works with different heating systems. Most thermostats are made for forced air systems but with System Match “Nest activates custom energy saving features, depending on the system you have”.