Nest: Smart Tech That Pays for Itself

by Hannah Brown

Google gets into the saving the environment game with their learning thermostat, Nest. For $249, this thermostat begins to make homes into the futuristic abodes like those found in the Disney Channel original movie, Smart House, where a teenage computer savant wins a computerized house for his family (imdb.com). But instead of making perfect smoothies and cleaning your room, Nest creates personalized schedules for the temperature of your house, turns down it’s power when it senses that no one is at home, shows you your energy efficiency, and can be controlled remotely from your phone (nest.com). Using Nest, people can now prepare a warmed home when they’re returning after a cold outing or ensure that they are not unnecessarily chilling an empty building. Continue reading