Lowering Your Thermostat will Save More than Just Money

February 28, 2014 by Sarah Battaglia

You’ve seen it all over websites, you’ve heard it on the news, and you’ve even read it in some magazines. Lowering your thermostat will save you money. Everybody knows that. But what if we told you there are more benefits than just a smaller utility bill? (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.)[read more]

What Thermostat Temperature Settings and Heating Degree Days Can Teach You About Your Heating Bills

November 30, 2013 by Lindsay Wilson

Heating Efficiency

Have you ever heard that ‘reducing your thermostat setting by 1°C (1.8°F) can cut your heating bill by 10%’? Do you know why? Because the heat loss in a body is proportional to the difference in temperatures . . well, I’ll try it in English.[read more]

Energy Innovation: Nest Rush Hour Rewards Save Money

July 23, 2013 by Joshua Hill

Nest Energy Innovation

The latest news from Nest is that their first test results from ‘Rush Hour Rewards’ has worked, cutting air-conditioner runtime during the hottest part of the day by approximately 56%.[read more]

New Thermostat for Auto Demand Response

June 17, 2013 by Katherine Tweed

Despite having technology in 150 million homes, Honeywell is often left out of the conversation about next-generation residential energy management offerings.[read more]

Does Your Thermostat Learn Your Habits? This One Can

October 26, 2011 by Lynne Kiesling

  A team of highly skilled and design-savvy engineers have revealed Nest, an elegant, well-designed thermostat that can learn your preferred settings, analyze your data to spot energy-saving and money-saving opportunities, and look lovely on your wall. Earth2Tech has a review article on Nest, as does Greentech Enterprise. This...[read more]

Using smart thermostats to cut utility bills

November 3, 2009 by Todd Woody

A Silicon Valley  startup called EcoFactor aims to cut consumers’ electricity bills and help utilities manage peak demand by controlling homes’ heating and air conditioning systems over the Internet. As I write on Tuesday in The New York Times: As utilities install more smart meters in homes, more companies are offering services...[read more]

Ecobee smart thermostat controlled through iPhone app

August 1, 2009 by Tyler Hamilton

Toronto-based Ecobee Inc., which has developed a cool-looking smart thermostat that connects to your home Wi-Fi network, will soon be launching a new application that lets a person control the thermostat from their iPhone wherever they happen to be. “Basically we have created an iPhone application that turns the iPhone into a thermostat...[read more]