Automated, or smart thermostats, can control up to half of your homes energy. Surprisingly that's more that appliances, lighting, TVs, computers and stereos combined! Yet, consumers are still skeptical and lack the understanding that smart thermostats, like Nest Thermostat, are guaranteed to save you more money.
Solution to the Problem
89% of programmable thermostats waste energy about $173 a year, on average. They're so complicated that most people don't bother to program them, or they spend the time to learn how to program them, and still end up programming the thermostat incorrectly. If the smart thermostats is correctly programmed, you can save about 20% on your heating and cooling bill.
Nest Saves Energy Automatically
All you need to do, is manually change the temperature for a few days to teach Nest. After that, Nest Sense kicks in and how your home uses energy. Then Nest will start activating features to save you more energy. It’s that simple! Even better, almost all thermostats are made for “forced air systems”, but not all systems are forced air. With System Match, Nest activates custom energy-saving features depending on the system you have.
True Radiant is a Nest exclusive that gives you a predictable schedule and even heat. No more frustrating guessing about what temperature to set when. Nests exclusive Heat Pump Balance feature optimizes how often you need to use expensive auxiliary heat. Just choose whether you want more comfort or more savings, and Heat Pump Balance will automatically adjust when AUX comes on.
Filter Reminders and Reports
A dirty filter can cost you 5% more on your heating and cooling bills. Nest keeps track of how long your system has been on and lets you know when your filter needs changing. Every month Nest will send you an Energy Report. See how long your system has been running each day and get tips to save more. Again, saving more energy, in the end, saving you more money.
Are you still second guessing weather or not you should go with Nest, or any other smart thermostats? Then give AIC a call. We’ll send one of our experts out to your home and personally share with you all the benefits is choosing a smart thermostat.