Google-owned programmable thermostat company Nest today published a blog post in which it breaks down exactly how much money using a learning thermostat can save. The post, and the included infographic cite “two independent studies” and claim that using a Nest saves customers approximately 10-12% on heating bills and 15% on cooling bills. In total, that’s an average of $131 to $145 a year.

The included infographic shows how the Nest thermostat has progressed over the past 4 years, listing when new features were added and how that relates to savings. The infographic can be viewed below.

Obviously, your mileage may vary with the Nest thermostat and these numbers should be taken with a grain of salt seeing as how they were posted on the Nest blog. Nevertheless, the idea of learning thermostats saving a notable of money is certainly intriguing.


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