Hey you guys – Randlettpark.com here. Want to talk about Nest thermostats and how many USDs they really save you. Nest claims to trim your gas bill by as much as 20% or $173 annually.
I installed a Nest in 2013. Gotta say it’s nice to fire up the heat (or AC) on the way home from a lovely weekend away with Management and have the house a perfect temp when you walk in. Also not a bad night light when I walk by at 2am on way to bathroom. But sometimes I wonder – is this thing convenient or does it actually save me money?
After looking at my National Grid bills since installing, Nest has saved me about 3% on gas annually. Management is over the moon about this! Just kidding – she doesn’t give a shit. 3% isn’t the 20% that Nest advertises, but it’s 31 less therms – which totals about $46.
So does Nest really save you money? Meh.