With autumn just around the corner, many of us will be thinking about turning the heating back on, so now is the perfect time to pick up the Google Nest Thermostat E to help make your home more energy-efficient. And right now, it's on sale at Argos.
With the Green Homes Grant launching later this month to help improve the energy efficiency of our homes, smart heating controls such as the Nest Thermostat are great for monitoring energy use, and helping to reduce energy costs.
In general, smart thermostats, like the Nest, allow you to control your heating from your phone, turning it on only when and where you need it, rather than heating a whole house if you don't need to.
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The clever Nest Thermostat E is really easy to install use. Simply download the Nest app and use it to control your heat even when you’re not at home. It works with Google Home too, so you can use voice commands to adjust the temperature.
It comes with a pre-set schedule that is easy to adjust based on your home's heating requirements.
It's unobtrusive design means it'll blend into any decor scheme. It comes with a built-in stand so you can position it on any flat surface.
How Much Money Could I Save with a Nest Thermostat?
By being able to monitor and easily change the temperature in each room, smart heating controls are effective at reducing energy consumption and therefore keeping our energy bills low.
Nest calculates that the smart controls and ‘away’ settings on its thermostats can help homeowners save:
- 5-6,000kWh (£225-270) per year for a detached home
- 3-5,000kWh per year (£135-225) for a semi-detached home
- 2,500-4,000kWh per year (£112-180) for a terraced home.
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Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and is the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating, a role he has had since 2019. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms.
He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.