A few weeks ago, we wrote about the Nest Thermostat, a new programmable thermostat that “learns” about your heating and cooling needs as you use it. Our good news is that Boston Standard Plumbing & Heating is now a certified Nest installer. That’s good news for us, but it’s also good news for Boston homeowners who want to have a Nest installed in their homes.
Nest thermostats work on just about all types of residential heating and cooling equipment, so most homeowners can take advantage of the benefits the Nest thermostat has to offer. Once installed, the Nest begins to learn about your “home and away” habits. After about a week, the Nest will have learned your basic routine. You can still make temporary changes to the Nest without throwing the programming off.
Better still, the Nest can help you save money. Using a smartphone or even your home network, you can contact the Nest to make changes to your thermostat settings, either while you’re at home or away. According to the maker, the Nest can help you reduce your home heating and cooling bills by an average of $175 per year.
The programmable thermostat differs from most typical thermostats because you can get very precise control over your utility usage. While most programmable thermostats allow you to control a couple of large time blocks on weekdays and weekends, the Nest allows you to make as many changes as needed during each day of the week.
The manufacturer has not yet started releasing this product directly to residential customers, but initial demand for the Nest has been high. As a certified installer, Boston Standard Plumbing & Heating can acquire and install a Nest thermostat in your home. If you’re interested in having a Nest thermostat installed, or would like more information about the Nest or other programmable thermostat options for your home, contact us at Boston Standard Plumbing & Heating at (617) 362-0377 to set up an appointment.
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