How do you save energy when you’re at home? Do you turn off your lights when you leave your room? Or how about taking shorter and cooler showers? Do you unplug any appliances when you go on vacations?
These are all great examples on how you can save energy in your home, but the most beneficial way to save is with a Nest Thermostat. If you didn’t already know, your thermostat controls about half of your energy bill—that’s a lot of energy—and a Nest thermostat can help you save majority of it (unlike some other smart thermostats).
Nest Thermostats show you savings with real-time data.
Instead of you trying to figure out how to program your thermostat, the Nest thermostat learns from you. You use the Nest thermostat like any regular thermostat for a week (this is so it can get to know your heating/cooling schedule) then it will create a personal schedule for you. The Nest thermostat will also learn from your home and will figure out how your home heats and cools (since no two homes are the same).
Since the Nest thermostat knows how and when to heat and cool your home, it also knows how and when to save the most energy. According the Nest, these thermostats save about 10-12% on heating and 15% on cooling.
“Based on typical energy costs, we’ve estimated average savings of $131 to $145 a year. That means that Nest Thermostats pay for itself in under two years.” – Nest
Who wouldn’t like these times of savings? We’ll take these savings any day!
You get to save all year round!
Nest has also partnered with energy companies to help all of their customers save BIG on energy costs. Nest has created two major programs in which they have embedded into their system—Seasonal Savings and Rush Hour Rewards.
Seasonal Savings: You’ve guessed it—the Nest Thermostat fine-tunes your schedule as the season’s change. This helps your save approximately 5-10% per year! That is incredible savings.
Rush Hour Rewards: This program helps you earn rewards from your energy company, as long as you use less energy when everyone else is using more (for example, on a hot summer day when everyone’s running their A/C).
Who doesn’t like special bonuses? Not only does Nest thermostats lower the cost of your energy bill, Nest thermostats are compatible with any Google Assistant device. This means that you can control your thermostat from anywhere at anytime through your mobile phone, laptop, or tablet. How convenient is that?
If you want to find out how much you could save with a Nest Thermostat, check out their online calculator.
To purchase a Nest thermostat visit our online store on the EM Air Systems Inc., website.