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You know me. I hate to brag, but my house is pretty smart these days, thanks to the Nest Home Thermostat. When I say “smart,” I mean that my house learns my schedule and automatically adjusts temperatures to save energy when nobody is home. I can also use my smartphone to tell it what to do, and it obeys!
For the next couple of months, I’ll be blogging about how we use the Nest Home Thermostat in our home.We have been the Nest for a few weeks now, and it has already made life easier. We used to have to remember to turn the thermostat down every time we left the house (we forgot to do this half the time). Now we don’t even think about it. The house adjusts itself so we save energy.
Did you know a Nest thermostat can help you save an average of 20% on energy bills? Saving energy = Saving money. Every month, we will get an e-mail with a monthly energy report showing our usage habits. I’ll keep you posted on what I learn from our Nest reports.
My husband installed the Nest in our home while I was out of town. He told me it was really easy to install and took only a few minutes. I love the sleek look of the Nest thermostat on the wall. Check it out:
To adjust the temperature, simply turn the dial up or down. Or, you can do what we do and use our smartphones to adjust the temperature. Any compatible mobile device can download the Nest Mobile app. The Nest app basically turns our phones into a remote control. We LOVE this app because no matter where we are, we can “talk” to our house and adjust temperature settings.
I’ve posted an actual screen shot of my home on the Nest app below. It shows the outside temperature in the upper left hand corner and then the round circle in the middle of the screen shows the temperature inside my home. I can adjust it up or down if needed. See the little green leaf icon? The Nest displays a green leaf any time the thermostat is running at energy-saving settings.
We like to save energy (and save money) so we always turn our thermostat down when we go out of town. Way down. To like 55 degrees. But when it’s winter and freezing outside, it’s not fun to come home to a 55 degree house. So we use the Nest app to turn the heat up in our house before we get there. Our “smart” house can always greet us with a warm welcome!
It takes about a week for the Nest to learn your habits (when you are home, when you are away). Are you ready to save money on your heating and cooling bills? Learn more about the Nest Home Thermostat.
Have you heard of the Nest Home Thermostat? Are you ready for the Nest to help you save energy and money on heating and cooling bills? Let me know what you think in the comments below.