Nest owners who monitor their thermostat regularly will soon be able to track a 10-day history of how things have been working, and when your heat or AC has been coming on, so they can schedule their systems more efficiently. Better yet, the folks at Nest are taking advantage of the fact that the pipes in your air conditioner stay cool for several minutes after the compressor kicks off to blow more cool air at a big energy savings with the new AirWave feature.
“Nest customers across all 50 U.S. states are already enjoying energy savings,” said Tony Fadell, Nest founder and CEO. “In fact, 99 percent of Nest thermostats have a setback schedule – compared to the 10 percent national average – which the EPA says can save 20 percent on heating and cooling costs. With our Nest-exclusive features, Airwave, Auto-Away and the Nest Leaf, we believe there are opportunities for our customers to save much, much more.”
All new units will come with these features standard, and existing customers will snag them via an automatic update.