“I recently retired from a career as a computer programmer and have been looking for ways to save money,” said Jill, who will be sent a Nest Learning Thermostat. “This thermostat should help with my heating and cooling expense. Can’t wait to have it installed!”
Throughout April, CUB urged consumers to vote on whether cable/Internet, electric, gas or phone was their worst monthly bill.
Cable/Internet won in a landslide:
We know how we feel when we get any of those bills in the mail. But Jill just won something that we hope reduces her overall costs.
Wi-Fi connected smart thermostats represent cutting-edge technology to help homes reduce their utility bills. The devices allow customers to finely tune and monitor energy use from the convenience of their phone, tablet or home computer. The thermostats “learn” user behavior over time to optimize comfort and generate energy savings automatically.
The devices, which are valued at about $250, could cut a home’s heating and cooling costs by up to 20 percent.