It has been revealed this week that Nest Labs the creators of the awesome and high tech Nest thermostat will be partnering with regional power utility companies to offer users energy-saving rebates and services.
Nest Labs announced that if you’ll just keep your excessive air conditioning usage in check with their Nest thermostat, you will be eligible to receive a rebate cheque ranging from $20-$60 for your trouble.
The Nest thermostat is the brainchild of Matt Rogers and Tony Fadell, designers who oversaw the creation of the iconic iPod at Apple, and has been designed to work with iPhone, Android phones or desktop PCs to help you track your energy usage. Watch the video below to see the Nest thermostat in action.
“Starting today, however, Nest can do a lot more than just follow your lead: with new Auto-Tune technology, Nest can spot perfect, personalized opportunities to save you money and energy and automatically take advantage of them for you. Even better? It makes sure you stay comfortable and in control the whole time.
Introducing Rush Hour Rewards and Seasonal Savings, powered by Auto-Tune. These Nest services are available to customers of our energy partners, progressive energy companies working together with Nest to put a serious dent in your energy bill.
Rush Hour Rewards could help you earn anywhere from $20-$60 this summer—it takes advantage of energy company incentives that pay you to use less energy when everyone else is using more. Seasonal Savings takes everything Nest has learned about you and automatically fine-tunes Nest’s schedule to save energy, without sacrificing comfort. Field trials have been impressive: Nest owners have used 5-10% less heating and cooling with Seasonal Savings and 80% said they’d keep their tuned-up schedules after Seasonal Savings ended.”
For more information on the new Nest thermostat jump over to the Nest labs website for details.
Source: All Things DigitalFiled Under: Technology News