Tuesday, 14 October 2014

The Next generation thermostat

Gibbs and Dandy brought in the Nest Thermostat for us to see.
I have to say I am very impressed
Lets face it, most of us just leave the house at one temperature and forget to change it.

What I was most impressed by was the Nest’s ability to learn your ‘life’ and then it programs itself.

The press release says it can lower your heating and cooling bills up to 20%.

Heating makes up over 60% of my energy bill - heating controls have scarcely changed in decades.
It's a broken system. So it got reinventing in a funky way.
My heating bills are pretty typical at £1,400.00 a year, and over 60% of that is heating through the winter. The nest retails at £180 and typically it’s going to cost around all in £250 to get it fitted to your heating system. depending what you need, sometimes you need an extra socket...
60% of my heating = £840. 20% saving £168, so if I fit one now it will have paid for itself in about 1.6 winters = Feb 2016. Mmm that sounds like a plan.
It does some very clever things to save fuel costs but it also has the ability to make you more comfortable. Obviously comfort comes at a cost but if its heating the house only when you are there than it has to save you money
The Thermostat programs itself in about a week. It creates a personalised settings based on the temperature changes you’ve made and continually adapts to your changing life.
After you’ve left the house, the Nest Thermostat senses you've gone and automatically adjusts the temperature to avoid heating or cooling an empty home.
If you want to know if you’re saving energy when you change the temp? The Nest Leaf appears when you turn Nest to a temperature that's energy efficient. It guides you in the right direction.
You can change the temperature from anywhere using your smartphone, tablet or laptop. You can also adjust your schedule and check your Energy History.
Find out more at https://store.nest.com/uk/

Check out the video
Don’t try to find it by typing the .co.uk address. It’s a different site. Go to the dot.com site and change the country...

I am going to buy one. I will tell you how I get on.

  • A programmer, thermostat and frostat in one - Control the heating from one place
  • Auto-Schedule - Learns your schedule in about a week and programmes itself
  • Auto-Away - Automatically turns down the heat when you’re away
  • Remote control - Change the temperature from your mobile, tablet or laptop
  • Energy History and Report - See when the heat was on and track energy use month-to-month
  • True Radiant - Turns on the heat just in time to reach the temperature you want, when you want it

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