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Nest: Introducing the world’s first self-learning thermostat

The home of the future, filled with smart gadgets and new technology has become a step closer with the launch of the world’s first self learning thermostat.

The innovative new product learns from the behaviour, preference and surroundings of a building to create a personalised, custom heating and cooling system.

Nest Learning Thermostat

The Nest looks like a revolution in thermostat design and has overcome many of the programming problems associated with current heating systems through a combination of sensors, algorithms, machine learning, and cloud computing. In short then, it is very much a 21st century thermostat!

Simple to use and thoughtfully designed, its features include the ability to programs itself – Nest programs itself based on the temperatures you set. Nest learns your personal schedule in a week and starts automatically turning down heating or cooling when you’re away to save energy. Amazingly, the Nest system will keep refining its schedule over time: so you’ll potentially never have to think about your heating system ever again!

Nest is also able to save energy and money, too, as it guides the temperatures you typically set and guides you to more energy-efficient ones. A great Auto-Away feature uses sensors to detect when you’re not home, lowering the temperature and saving energy. You can also check Energy History to see how much you saved.

Nest: iPhone, iPad and Wi-Fi Compatible Thermostat

And if you really want to check on your heating while you are away from home (or can’t be bothered to get up from the sofa) you can connect Nest to your home’s Wi-Fi to control it from your laptop, smartphone or tablet device.

The makers of the new thermostat were inspired by the knowledge that the device that controls 10 percent of all energy consumed in the U.S. hadn’t kept up with advancements in technology and design.

“Together with the team, Co-Founder Matt Rogers and I set out to reinvent the thermostat using advanced technologies, high-quality manufacturing processes and the thoughtful design elements the iPhone generation has come to expect,” says Tony Fadell, co-founder and chief executive officer of Nest Labs.

“The resulting Nest Learning Thermostat is like no other thermostat on the market. We hope it will not only save money and energy, but that it will teach and inspire people to think more about how they can reduce home energy consumption.”


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