Turning off the lights. Installing efficient appliances. These actions can save energy, but there’s an even better place to start your energy-saving efforts: at the thermostat.
On average, more than half of a US household’s energy consumption is for just two uses: heating and cooling.1 This means that a thermostat can really make an impact on your home’s energy use, and reduce your overall energy bill.
It seems simple, but one of the best and least used tools for energy savings is programming your thermostat. But many programmable thermostats are just set to stay at one temperature all the time. People don’t know how to manually create an energy-efficient schedule, or find it too complicated. That’s where
Nest thermostats make it simple. Our thermostats either
Helpful features like Savings Finder on the Nest Thermostat and Seasonal Savings on the Nest Thermostat E and Nest Learning Thermostat can help you save even more. Savings Finder suggests tweaks you can make to your temperature schedule, like adjusting your sleep temperature a bit. Just accept the Savings Finder suggestions to start saving. And Seasonal Savings fine-tunes your temperature schedule as the seasons change. You can learn more in this
In many households, a lot of energy is wasted heating or cooling the home when nobody’s there. If you opt in, Nest thermostats can use sensors and your phone’s location to determine whether you’ve left the house. Then, the thermostat can set itself to an
The Nest Leaf icon appears on your Nest thermostat or in the app to signal that you’ve made an adjustment to a more energy-efficient temperature.3 The Leaf encourages you to choose energy-saving temperatures that are a little higher or lower than what you’ve set in the past, all in the name of energy and cost savings.
Nest thermostats are also smart about when to use energy, thanks to Rush Hour Rewards. Just as traffic clogs up roads when everyone drives to work at the same time, energy rush hours occur when a lot of people in a particular area turn on air conditioning or heating at once. With Rush Hour Rewards, you can earn rewards from your energy company by using less energy
Many smart thermostat brands estimate savings by comparing to a thermostat set to 72° F 24/7 all year long. This can often result in higher savings estimates. Instead, Nest calculates savings using a more rigorous approach based on real data.
We reviewed the energy bills of real people in real homes across 41 US states before and after installing the Nest Learning Thermostat. We watched the data roll in from two independent studies and the results were clear: on average, the Nest Learning Thermostat saved 10% to 12% on heating and 15% on cooling. Based on typical energy costs when the studies were conducted, we estimated average savings of $131 to $145 a year. Read more in our
And the energy-saving smarts from the Nest Learning Thermostat are in every thermostat we make. So it’s simple: Nest thermostats can help you save.
In February 2017, the EPA awarded the Nest Learning Thermostat an ENERGY STAR® certification, making it the first smart thermostat to receive this designation.4 The EPA’s rigorous testing confirmed what we’ve been saying all along: the Nest Learning Thermostat saves energy.
Since then, we’ve introduced two more thermostats – the Nest Thermostat E and the Nest Thermostat – and they’re both ENERGY STAR® certified too.
The kilowatt-hour (kWh) ticker features an estimate of how many
These energy savings are calculated based on the typical percentage of heating and cooling savings found in real-world studies of the Nest Learning Thermostat. To calculate the total savings, we apply these savings percentages to the actual heating and cooling hours of all Nest thermostats.
Nest thermostats keep your home cool in summer and warm in winter, just as you like – with many ways to increase your savings.
Note: This page is US specific.
The data and claims cited are applicable to the US only. Individual savings are not guaranteed.
Remote control and mobile notifications require working internet and Wi-Fi.
ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency.
These energy savings are calculated based on the typical percentage of heating and cooling savings found in real-world studies of the Nest thermostats. To calculate the total savings, we apply these savings percentages to the actual heating and cooling hours of all Nest thermostats. Energy savings are an estimate, not a guarantee that any individual user will save energy.