Tech Tuesday Topic: Save Energy With a Thermostat That “Learns”

Tech Tuesday Topic: Save Energy With a Thermostat That “Learns”

There seems to be no shortage of gadgets coming to market that make our lives simpler, more comfortable, etc. A new thermostat coming to market will help to save money, too!

The average home spends more than $2,200 per year on energy bills and roughly half of this amount goes towards heating and cooling, according to the Department of Energy.  When a programmable thermostat is set and used properly, a homeowner can save about $180 annually.  But the problem is, virtually everyone with a programmable thermostat doesn’t set or use it properly.  Nest Labs, a Palo Alto-based start-up, aims to solve this problem with a new thermostat that’s simple, sleek, intuitive, and smart.

Tony Fadell, a former Apple executive and founder of Nest Labs, said, “We’ve built the world’s first learning thermostat — a thermostat for the iPhone generation,” according to the New York Times.  It’s called Nest, and it’s going to be sold for $250.

Learn more about the Nest thermostat by reading the full article…

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