Tag: energy savings

7 truths about the savings claims made by smart thermostat manufacturers

How much money can you actually save with a smart thermostat? As it turns out, that’s a complicated question. The answer depends on your existing habits, preferences, the climate you live in, and more. The savings look impressive (up to 20% in some cases) and the claims sound bold (can a smart thermostat really pay…
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How much money can you save with a smart thermostat?

The big smart thermostat manufacturers claim you can recoup the cost of a smart thermostat in as little as under 2 years. Coupled with rebates from your local utility company, that “break even” wait could be even shorter. Show me some numbers! Nest Labs actually did a study and released a white paper on their findings. It’s an…
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Shrink your Heating Bill with the “Heat Savings Pyramid”

There’s a good chance you’re reading this after getting a whopper of a heating bill. If so, the last thing you’re in the mood for is spending more money. Good news for you: some of the best ways to lower your heating bill are also the cheapest! Free Ways to Shrink Your Heating Bill Lowering your…
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