An Intelligent Thermostat that Knows You the Best!

Interested in knowing how to save money on your heating bills?

Nest was founded by former Apple engineers, Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers, who claim that Nest is the “world’s first learning thermostat” can cut home heating and cooling use by an average of 30%, compared to a standard thermostat. Nest has a stainless steel outer ring and an LED display screen. Once installed, the users answer some simple questions about heating preferences and habits and then continue to use the thermostat as they would normally do. For example, turning it down when they leave the house. Over one week, Nest will learn user behaviors and create a tailor made heating or cooling schedule. It continues to learn over time so one-off temperature changes won’t affect the schedule but if repeatedly changed it will readjust the program. Its sensors can detect when no one is home, causing the device to activate the Auto-Away feature which stops energy being used to heat or cool an empty home.

The green leaf symbol indicates when the user is saving energy and the ‘Energy History’ feature can tell the user how much energy they have consumed. This feature can also tell users whether their energy consumption is most affected by the weather, the Auto Away feature or manual temperature adjustments. The video below showcases some of Nest’s features:

With energy prices continually rising, consumers are looking for more ways to reduce their consumption. So what other household appliances could benefit from a innovative touch to help reduce energy use and monthly bills?

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This entry was published on March 13, 2012 at 7:00 pm. It’s filed under Living, News, Technology and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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  1. Pingback: Nest Thermostat Comes To Apple Retail « Sustainability Look Out

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