If you haven’t heard about the Nest, which launched in Apple Stores last week, it’s the “only thermostat that improves with time.” Its sleek, modern look can be attributed its creator, Tony Fadell, “father of the iPod.” The Nest team describes their product as such:
The Nest Learning Thermostat programs itself in a week and turns itself down when you’re away. Nest helps you understand how your home uses energy so you can save more.
Perhaps it’s best to just see the Nest in action:
After about a week of “learning” your temperature preferences, Nest will create a schedule for your home. Features like Nest’s Auto-Away will adjust temperatures automatically when no one is home, as even a one degree temperature adjustment can cut energy use up to five percent. In conjunction with the free Nest Mobile app, the Nest Learning Thermostat can save you up to 20 percent on your heating or cooling bill.
If you think the Nest would be a nice addition to your home, you can order it on Amazon for $0.95 less than from Apple. The product page on Amazon has a few lengthy reviews posted, so I’d recommend reading some of those before dropping $249.
Do you have the Nest installed in your home? Has it saved you any money?