Friday, February 08, 2013

Nest Wifi Learning Thermostat

Heating and cooling account for approximately 50% of a home’s yearly energy usage. The Nest Programmable Learning Thermostat adds efficiency right at the control for these systems, combining the best features of traditional thermostats with new technology. Its round body makes it easy to adjust settings by turning the dial right or left, and a color screen automatically adjusts brightness levels based on the amount of light in the house.

Initially, the Nest thermostat operates like a standard, non-programmable thermostat. Occupants change the temperature as they normally would, perhaps turning the heat up when they wake up and turning it down when they leave for work. Within a week, the Nest thermostat learns these habits and creates a customized program schedule to maximize comfort and efficiency. As an added bonus, Nest thermostats can be controlled remotely –- online and through the Nest mobile app, which each provide energy usage reports.

The Nest thermostat is rated at 24 volts and includes a lithium-ion battery, meaning that no common wire is needed in most applications. Occupancy sensors, an “away” mode, auto-changeover, system match capability, and a five-year warranty further enhance operation. Find the Nest thermostat at