AVAD LLC is now offering dealers access to the Nest Learning Thermostat from Nest Labs.
Compatible with 95 percent of low-voltage heating and cooling systems, the Nest Learning Thermostat remembers what temperatures homeowners like, creates a custom schedule for their home, and turns itself down when they are away.
The Nest Learning Thermostat is designed to address the reality of home energy consumption: that the thermostat controls about half of the average home’s power—more than appliances, lighting, TVs, computers and stereos combined. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that programmable thermostats can save home energy bills up to 20 percent annually by eliminating excessive heating or cooling. The Nest Learning Thermostat enables energy saving features that are specific to each customer by using sensors and software algorithms to monitor usage patterns and measure each home’s thermal profile.
“AVAD values the Nest mission of getting serious about saving people money by continually working to perfect home energy efficiency,” said Hugh Hughes, director of merchandising at AVAD. “We are expanding our home control and HVAC portfolio in an effort to expand the AVAD vision of Custom Install 2.0 that helps integrators stay ahead of the competition by bringing exciting, trending products to all of our customers.”
The Nest Learning Thermostat connects to Wi-Fi and can be controlled from anywhere using a smartphone or tablet. The Nest app is available for iOS and Android devices for free. Nest’s unique features can help save energy and keep customers comfortable. The device includes a host of proprietary features that are capable of managing heating and cooling units including gas, electric, oil, solar, hot water, geothermal, forced air, heat pump and radiant systems.