Nest Thermostat Earns ENERGY STAR Designationby HVAC Distributors March 23, 2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has designated Nest’s learning thermostat an ENERGY STAR product, making it the first thermostat to receive the acknowledgement since regulators stripped it from all programmable thermostats years ago.
The Nest thermostat, which learns customer preferences and schedules over time, helps consumers save energy.
“You can’t force people to program their thermostats to save energy. But the whole equation changes if thermostats can learn to do it themselves,” Nest Director of Energy Business Ben Bixby wrote last month on the company’s blog.
According to the Bixby, independent studies prove the Nest device saves 10% to 12% on heating bills and 15% on cooling bills, which could equate to savings of almost $150 annually.
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