Wondering what all the fuss is about a Nest Thermostat? Are they really worth the investment? Find out how a Nest Thermostat can help you save on your energy bills and so much more! Does your HVAC system need servicing or repair? Contact Draft Control today.

What Is a Nest Thermostat?

The Nest Thermostat is a “smart” thermostat that can help you control your HVAC system and save you money. It works with 95% of 24V heating and cooling systems including gas, electric, forced air, heat pumps, radiant, oil, hot water, solar, and geothermal heating.

Advantages of Using a Nest Thermostat

1. Cost Savings

If you are like most homeowners, you set your furnace or AC to one particular temperature at the beginning of the season and then forget about it. However, by not adjusting your heating and cooling up and down, you are missing out on significant energy savings. Heating and cooling your home when you don’t actually need to wastes a large amount of energy. The Nest Thermostat can adjust your heating and cooling for you, so you don’t have to remember to do it!

The Nest Thermostat is the very first thermostat that has been given Energy Star certification. Independent studies have shown that the Nest Thermostat can save you an average of 10%-12% on your heating bills and 15% on your cooling bills. With that type of savings, your Nest Thermostat will actually pay for itself in about two years. All of the energy savings can go straight into your pocket!

A Nest Thermostat can control your HVAC system for you to save you money – Image Source: Amazon

2. Self Programming

Nest uses an auto-schedule program to learn your schedule. It can discover when you are out and when you will arrive home. It then programs itself to minimize energy use when you are out of the house. It also knows when to turn up the heat or AC, depending on the time of year, and it learns to make your home the perfect temperature for you just before you come back. Once you’ve set it up, you no longer have to do the programming; Nest does it for you and monitors and controls your home’s temperature automatically.

3. Connects to Your Phone or Other Mobile Device

The Nest Thermostat is so convenient, you can even control it from your phone or any other mobile device, tablet, or laptop. If you have to go out of town and you forget to turn down the AC before you leave, you can connect to your Nest Thermostat from your phone or other mobile device to turn off your air conditioner and save energy.

You can adjust your Nest Thermostat from your phone when you are away from home – Image Source: Amazon

4. Peace of Mind When You Are on Vacation

When you are on vacation, Nest can also take care of the temperature in your home. For example, if you are away on a ski trip in the winter and there is a sudden drop in the outside temperature, Nest will be able to adjust the heat inside so that your pipes will not freeze.

5. Energy Saving Ability

Nest will use its sensors, algorithms and even your phone’s location to save energy when no one’s at home. It will lower the temperature of your furnace in the winter and raise the temperature of your AC unit in the summer to save energy when everyone is away from your house.

Nest can adjust the temperature in your home when everybody it out
– Image Source: Amazon

6. Reporting Features

Nest also has the ability to give you comprehensive data and analytics about your home energy expenses. You can take a look at and track your energy savings over time. It also provides you with detailed overviews and breakdowns of all of your home heating and cooling data.

In addition, if you see a green leaf displayed on your thermostat, you can press it and it will give you helpful information about ways that you can save energy. For example, it might tell you that if you turn your temperature down by one degree, you won’t notice any difference in your comfort level, but it will save you hundreds of dollars.


7. Sleek Design

Nest has a very thin, sleek design with an easy-to-read, sharp display. The 3rd generation of the Nest Learning Thermostat has Farsight, which makes it light up when it sees you coming close and displays the time or temperature. The image is so clear that you can see it all the way across your room.

Touch the green leaf icon to learn about energy-saving tips
– Image Source: Amazon

8. Temperature Screen

The Nest Thermostat will display the temperature screen most often. This screen will display the current temperature in your room as well as the temperature your thermostat is set to (the target temperature), and various icons like the Nest Green Leaf when it is relevant.

9. Smart Home Connectivity

The Nest Thermometer can work with Alexa for smart home connectivity. You can control it through Alexa with your voice commands in four different languages: English, French, Spanish, and Dutch.

The temperature screen is the most common display – Image Source: Amazon

Want to Install a Nest Thermostat? Contact Draft Control Today for All Your Furnace and Air Conditioning Needs!

A Nest Thermostat could really simplify and lower your heating and air conditioning usage. Talk to Draft Control today if you would like to install one. You can also find out other ways to save on your energy costs!

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