Heating and cooling usually account for up to 50% of the energy you use at home. A great way to reduce energy use is to install an ENERGY STAR® certified smart thermostat, which is a Wi-Fi enabled device that automatically adjusts your home’s temperature. It’s convenient, easy to use and saves energy—and money! Plus, you can get a $100 Smart Thermostat Rebate from BGE on select models!
BGE also offers a Thermostat Optimization Program which is a process that uses data from your smart thermostat to learn about how your house reacts to various weather conditions. With these insights, your smart thermostat can automatically make adjustments customized for your home. As a result, you can enjoy increased comfort and energy savings all year long!
Contemporary Air Systems recommends the installation of a Nest Thermostat E or Nest Learning Thermostat which are eligible for both the BGE Smart Thermostat Rebate and BGE’s Thermostat Optimization Program. It’s been noted that a Nest Smart Thermostat can pay for itself in less than two years in energy savings, but with the rebate and optimization program from BGE you’ll be putting money back in your pocket almost immediately. What makes the Nest Smart Thermostats such a good choice?
The Nest Thermostat E features a frosted display that blends into the background with a sleek inconspicuous display. When you download the free Nest app for iOS 8 or Android 4 or later you can change the temperature from anywhere – the beach, your office, or even your bed.
You can check the Nest app to see how much energy you use and why. With the Home/Away assist you can conserve energy when you’re away. The thermostat turns itself down after you leave, so you aren’t heating or cooling an empty home. Increase your system’s energy-efficiency and start saving from day one.
The Nest Thermostat E has wide compatibility and provides a real upgrade to your existing heating and cooling system. The Nest Thermostat E works with most 24V heating and cooling systems, including gas, electric, forced air, heat pump, radiant, oil, hot water, solar and geothermal.
The Nest Thermostat E’s wireless connection consumes less power with a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery. It’s a natural addition to your smart home and works With Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Wink.
The Nest Learning Thermostat makes a stylish addition to your home. The thin, sleek design with bigger, crisper display features a stainless steel ring. It connects to your existing home network and its convenient Wi-Fi capabilities offer a secure and reliable connection. You can control the temperature from anywhere once you download the free app, allowing you to adjust your thermostat from your smartphone, tablet or laptop, even when you’re miles away. You’ll also get safety temperature alerts on your phone or tablet if your home gets dangerously hot or cold.
The Nest Learning Thermostat accommodates your schedule and temperature preferences so that within a week the Nest Learning Thermostat starts programming itself to the temperatures you like. “Away” mode automatically switches to an energy-efficient temperature when you’re not home. When you are home the Nest Farsight illuminates the thermostat’s display when it spots you across the room so that you can stay apprised of the temperature. From the Nest App you’ll be able to review your energy history and report and track how much energy you’ve used and follow tips that will help you conserve. When you make an energy-saving temperature adjustment the Nest Leaf will notify you immediately.
The Nest Learning Thermostat also works with 95 percent of 24V heating and cooling systems, including gas, electric, forced air, heat pump, radiant, oil, hot water, solar and geothermal.
To be eligible for the rebates listed above, your home must meet certain requirements. Limit three rebates per household.
The Nest Thermostat comes with a 2-year parts warranty, but if you purchase yours from Contemporary Air Systems, a NEST Pro Dealer, you will receive 5-year parts warranty and the comfort and convenience of having your thermostat neatly and professionally installed. Give us a call today to upgrade your comfort (410) 391-3070