November 1, 2011
Here at MTB we are constantly watching market trends and trying to stay ahead of the curve. We especially love products that are energy efficient and can save you money! We've recently stumbled across a new thermostat company that is garnering a lot of attention. If the thermostat to the left looks sleek, simple and modern it should.
Two of the founders spent quite a few years at Apple working on various projects. Most recently they helped develop some of the latest iPod and iPad designs.
Since heating and cooling makes up for about 50% of your power bill, they saw a big gap in the market for thermostats. Thermostats have traditionally been a boring box that you have to keep manually changing the setting or they are programmable. I don't know about you, but I feel like I'm reasonably intelligent and the programmable thermostats I've experienced are insanely complex.
According to the nest site, you teach nest in about a week. As more time passes the more it will learn your temperature preferences and save you money. Additionally nest can connect to wi-fi. This means you can connect remotely via your smartphone or laptop to adjust the temperature.
The nest site is great and has a lot of fun videos and additional information.
The unit is selling for $249 and hasn't been officially released.