Nest Thermostats, Wifi Thermostats, and more -Vancouver and Portland
What is a thermostat?
A thermostat is the brains of the HVAC system. A thermostat allows you to regulate the inside temperature of your home. It does this by sensing the inside temperature and adjusting the heating and cooling system settings accordingly in order to maintain the desired setpoint.
Thermostats directly affect your home’s energy bill, that’s why homeowners are looking into thermostats with energy savings solutions. There are a variety of thermostats out in the market today designed to save you money. Some of the most popular models include Wifi thermostats, programmable thermostats, and Nest thermostats.
A wifi thermostat allows for remote access with a computer or smartphone. This allows you to control the temperature of your home without physically being home.
Let’s say you went on vacation and forgot to lower the temperature before you left. A wifi thermostat would allow you to lower the temperature from your phone. This would lower your energy bill and end up giving you more savings.
A programmable thermostat allows you to set and adjust the temperature according to your schedule. You can set temperature settings for when you want to wake up, leave for work, come home, and go to bed. You can also have vacation settings, weekday settings, and weekend settings.
Programmable thermostats allow for major energy bill savings. Energy Star estimates that homeowners can save on average up to $180 or 20% a year on energy costs when switching to a programmable thermostat.
The nest thermostat is both a programmable and wifi thermostat.
One of the biggest problems with programmable thermostats is they are confusing. According to one study, 90% of homeowners with programmable thermostats do not program them properly.
Nest Learning offers homeowners a simple solution to confusing programmable thermostats. Nest thermostats program themselves according to your life, so you don’t have to. The Nest thermostat learns from your temperature settings. So turn it up when you are too cold and down when you are too hot.
Overtime, this system programs itself by learning and remembering the settings and changes you make everyday, week, and month of the year. Nest uses complex algorithms, sensors, and the processing power of a computer to help it learn.
After just a few days Nest will start making adjustments and you will have to adjust it less and less. Once you have used it for a week, it will have your schedule setup and you will barely have to change it.
Another great feature of the Nest is the Auto Away setting. The Nest thermostat will notice when you leave the house and will set a energy conservative temperature to avoid heating an empty home.
It is also visually appealing. The Nest thermostat does not look like normal thermostats it offers a sleek circular design much different from traditional bulky rectangular models.
If you are interested in a Nest thermostat you have come to the right place. Miller’s Heating & Air is a certified Nest dealer.
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Call (360) 524-2880 or contact us online for an estimate on new programmable thermostat, wifi thermostat, Nest thermostat, or any other thermostat you are interested in.