Saving money on energy costs while also keeping your home at a comfortable temperature is one of the most frustrating balancing acts a homeowner will have to deal with. It seems like an eternal struggle that constantly adds a little nagging stress to your daily life.
However, with a smart thermostat, you can finally take control and get the upper hand in this battle. The Nest learning thermostat is a great example of how smart technology can finally let you stop stressing about heating and cooling.
The newest generation of the Nest learning thermostat adds new functionality to an already fantastic device. This is so much more than a regular programmable thermostat. Whether your goal is to save money on heating and cooling or to maintain a constant perfect temperature indoors, or both, this thermostat will let you do it with ease.
For starters, it can be controlled 3 different ways. You can control it by going to the thermostat itself and adjusting settings there. Or you can control it from your smartphone, tablet, or computer using the app. Or if you have an Amazon Echo or other Amazon Alexa device, you can control it by simply giving voice commands!
With your phone or tablet, you can control it even when you’re out of the home. And with Alexa, you can control it at home without having to lift a finger!
But to make it even better, you don’t even have to control it all. This thermostat is a “learning” thermostat. What that means is that it can learn your habits and preferences and automatically adjust itself.
Each day, it gets to know your habits and preferences a little better. It can recognize when you’re home and when you’re gone so it can automatically go into low power mode while you’re gone to save you money without you even having to think about it. It can automatically schedule and program itself.
For example, it can communicate with other devices like your smart lock so that it automatically goes into an energy saving mode when you lock the door behind you. And if you want to change from that schedule or set your own, all you have to do is make adjustments from your phone, tablet, or computer.
This is definitely not the cheapest thermostat that you can find. It is a top of the line device and it is priced to match. However, considering it can save you between 10-15% on your energy bill—and that it can help you save that money without making you constantly worry about the temperature settings or whether or not you accidentally left the thermostat on—we think it is worth it.
If you’re looking for a smart thermostat, this is definitely one of the best ones you can buy. It is super helpful and takes a lot of stress out of your life by handling your heating and cooling system for you and making it super easy to adjust the settings to your preferences.