What Does Google’s Purchase of the Nest Mean?

What Does Google’s Purchase of the Nest Mean?

The $3.2 billion sale of Nest to Google has raised eyebrows — and a few concerns. Will my heating habits get pushed to my Google + profile? Are Google ads going to stream from my heating vents? Probably not, but the move does suggest a tipping point for the rise...
What Does Google’s Purchase of the Nest Mean?

The Nest is Next: Turning Home Control Upside Down

It should come as no surprise that the future of home control comes from the same mind that created the iPod. Tony Fadell’s Nest is redefining home control, much like the iPod and the iPhone have redefined our connection to music, the internet and the connected...
What Does Google’s Purchase of the Nest Mean?

Lennox Wi-Fi Thermostat Unveiled

Lennox recently announced the arrival of their icomfort Wi-Fi Thermostat, a remotely enabled thermostat that enables homeowners to control their home’s temperatures from anywhere at anytime. Remote control of the home’s HVAC system is nothing new, but...
What Does Google’s Purchase of the Nest Mean?

U.S. Department of Embarrassed

No doubt, the folks over at the Department of Energy have red faces right now. A recent audit found the government agency advising Americans on conserving energy, has wasted $11.5 million by not using programmable thermostats in their buildings.”They’ve...
Programmable Thermostats and Energy Star

Programmable Thermostats and Energy Star

Programmable thermostats can cut heating and cooling costs by as much as 20 percent if used properly. So it was rather surprising to read the EPA is suspending its Energy Star specifications for programmable thermostats effective December 31, 2009. In a letter to...
Programmable Thermostats and Energy Star

Programmable Thermostats

With energy costs skyrocketing, homeowners are looking for ways to save money. One of the easiest ways is to use a programmable thermostat. It’s estimated that doing so can shave about 10 percent off your annual heating and cooling bill. But not only are...