Nest. The Learning Thermostat.
**I swear this is not a sponsored post. I just get really passionate over thermostats.**
Happy NEW YEAR! It’s 2013! Hot dannnnnnng.
Santa Mom & Dad Crowder surprised me and A with a Nest Thermostat. I was completely surprised. Like the time Publisher’s Clearinghouse showed up on my doorstep. Okay, that never happened. But I’d say the levels of excitement would be the same.
We didn’t ask for one. But we have been eye-balling the Nest for the past year or so. Aaron’s parents have had one for about a year and it’s saved them a considerable amount on their energy bill.
If being overly excited about a thermostat is wrong, I don’t want to know what right is.
If you haven’t heard of The Nest, watch this 2 minute video to get a picture of what makes it so special. You’ll be amazed at how much a simple, fresh and helpful thermostat can do.
The technology behind it is amazing.
-Control it from anywhere with your computer, apps for your phone, and tablet.
-Nest has activity sensors and turns itself down when you’re away.
-It has you enter your zip code on install. Nest uses its Wi-Fi connection to keep an eye on current weather conditions and forecasts so it can understand how the outside temperature affects your energy use.
-It was created by former Apple employees. So not only is it efficient, but the interface is sexy, sleek, and easy to use.
“Nest learns your schedule, programs itself and can be controlled from your phone, tablet, or computer. Teach it well and Nest can lower your heating and cooling bills up to 20%.”
If you’re comfortable installing a light fixture, you can install the Nest.
Our old thermostat wasn’t horrible.
We took the plate off, to see this.
Aaron watched a short little video on the Nest website, and installed it in about 20 mins. It came with all the tools needed.
And there you have it. A thermostat with a brain, right thur on ma’ wall in the hall. Word.
I’m too excitable thinking about the money we’ll save on our energy bills. Thanks Bob & Becky!