What Is The Effect Of Thermostat Settings?

Originally published on Shrink That Footprint by Lindsay Wilson This is the fifth post in our Beginner’s Guide to Heating Bills, it follows average heating bills, heating fuel use, heating cost comparisons and home heat loss. Have you ever heard that ‘reducing your thermostat setting by 1°C (1.8°F) can cut your heating bill by 10%’? Do … [continued]

Honeywell Leads Smart Thermostat Leaderboard

The last few years has seen a veritable explosion of new energy-efficient technologies, and maybe none more popular than the introduction of “smart” thermostats. The web darling, Nest, has captured the hearts and minds of those looking for the ‘newest’ and ‘sleekest’, but Navigant Research has released a new Leaderboard for … [continued]

Nest Comes To US Home Depot Stores

We’ve reached that point where even my editor will throw Nest stories at me, assuming that I will want to cover them. He’s right, of course, but I’m not sure what I think about the stereotyping. So when Nest announced that they were now stocking their Nest Learning Thermostat in … [continued]

Nest Thermostat Installation is Child’s Play Deciphering an instruction manual can confuse even the most competent of people. Good thing Nest has created an installation kit that even elementary school kids can handle. In a 10 minute video, 10-year-old Alex takes viewers step-by-step through installation of the Nest Learning Thermostat. Easy enough for Alex, … [continued]