Nest has been making waves as of late with their sleek line of home security and “Internet-of-things” devices, such as cameras and smoke detectors. Though already well received, their thermostat has been upgraded, and it’s already flying off the shelves.
Energy Saving Technology
Why are Nest’s products worth a mention? At their heart is home comfort and energy efficiency.
The new Nest Thermostat E will actually reduce your energy usage when you aren’t home. Americans lose hundreds of dollars a year in energy that they use while they are either not home or not using specific devices. Nest is trying to change that, by using their intuitive technology that can reduce your energy up to 12% on heating costs and 15% on cooling costs. That can add up significantly over the course of a year.
This kind of technology is so crucial going forward, as the power grid struggles to take on more and more people and their increasingly electronic wants and needs. We still rely on fossil fuel and inefficient systems to power most of the country, and anything we can do to reduce that load and use energy more effectively is a boon.
Nest products are designed to work in tandem with each other as well, so you essential create an in-home network of things that works in harmony to reduce your energy costs and protect your home. Investing in this kind of green-leaning tech is something we all need to be looking into. Conscious decisions now will lead to a better future, not to mention a more comfortable one.
Another important feature of Nest’s products, and the Nest Thermostat E in particular, is its mobile functionality. You are able to seamlessly control the temperature of your house right from your mobile phone with their app.
This is nothing new per se, as thermostat control websites and apps have been on the market for a few years in various forms, but nothing this seamless has been seen on the market up until now. You can literally access the interface of the device from your phone anywhere, giving you unprecedented control over your home.
Nest is seeking to bring these kinds of smart creature comforts into the front line of the tech world, and it’s working.
People are absolutely raving about the Thermostat E, and for good reason. As their slogan mentions, they are all about creating a thoughtful home that actually works for us instead of against us. Green tech at work!
BONUS: This product also works with Amazon’s Alexa, as well as Google Home, making it a truly seamless integration if you are interested in creating a comfortable home-space that saves you time, energy, and hassle.
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