It seems as if technology is redefining all corners of our lives, even our unglamorous home thermostats. Tony Fadell, a long-time Apple developer, started the Nest learning thermostat company in November 2011, which gave the typical thermostat a radical change.
Nest controls home energy systems by learning from it’s owner and programming itself. It creates a schedule based on living patterns, and as a result, does not use unnecessary heating and cooling resources. Any homeowner can save energy and money if they program their thermostat correctly, but Nest makes it much simpler. Additionally, Nest can be controlled from a smart phone to further tailor energy usage while homeowners are away.
The product runs at about $250, but Nest developers said they believe energy savings will recoup that amount in just two years.
If you are interested in learning more about Nest, visit: www.nest.com