If you’re looking to purchase a gift this holiday season for a loved one or friend who’s excited by the latest and greatest in smart home technology, you don’t need to look much further than Nest’s smart thermostat. This thermostat retails at $250. However, currently you can receive up to $125 in rebates in addition to using the beloved Bed Bath & Beyond 20% off coupon (saving you $50 up front). Costing only $75 and offering up to $60 annually in energy bill credits, the Nest Thermostat makes an exceptional (and now affordable) holiday gift that keeps on giving.
Many homeowners may be familiar with LiftMaster, one of the leading manufacturers of garage door products in the United States. The Nest Thermostat is one of a few, smart home products (including the popular Nest Cam) that now integrates with LiftMaster’s MyQ app. My coworkers at Entry Systems have raved about the MyQ app, which is compatible with all LiftMaster garage door motors. Instead of needing a separate remote only used for your garage door, this MyQ technology connects to a free smartphone app allowing you to open or close your door from anywhere, even if you are miles away. When my brother offered me bicycles in his garage that needed to be removed for the garage sale the next day, I stopped by at his home while he was out to dinner and texted him that I was there. He then used his MyQ app to open the garage door for me! It is also good for those who are forgetful, like me, who always wonder- “Did I leave my garage door open?” This truly is a great tool for peace of mind!
LiftMaster’s MyQ technology has advanced one step further by allowing for integration with the innovative Nest Thermostat. Using the smartphone app, you can easily look at your 10 day history use and control your home’s temperature from anywhere. The Nest Thermostat is a big step in changing how we look at our energy use. It learns what temperatures you like so it can keep you comfortable and help you save energy. It allows you to build a personalized temperature schedule as its smart technology learns what you like. It automatically saves energy when you leave home so you don’t waste money and energy heating or cooling your home when you are away. Southern California Edison will pay you to use less energy when everyone else is using more– making it a perfect, affordable holiday gift that will not only make the recipient’s life easier, but also save them money.
If you’re interested in learning more about how the Nest Thermostat works, check out this video: