“The best things in life are free” is a quote that likely originated from the musical Good News in 1927. I’m guessing air conditioning wasn’t as wonderful back than as it is today, because looking at my energy bill, it definitely isn’t free. Lucky for you there are ways to mitigate the cost.
Many factors are responsible for the costs of heating and cooling, from windows and insulation to air filters and ventilation systems. Quantifying their costs can be impossible. However, one smart upgrade (literally) is proven to save: a smart thermostat. Nest®
both claim their smart thermostat saves the average household $131-$145 a year
and 23% a year
, respectively. A smart thermostat can learn from your routine and adjusts to what you like, and turn itself off when no one's home so it doesn't waste energy. It's an investment, but it can pay for itself within a couple years – and in the meantime, you get to impress your friends and family with your newly minted smart home