26 Oct '11, 12am

iPod Creators Design The Perfect Thermostat That Learns Your Habits : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

iPod Creators Design The Perfect Thermostat That Learns Your Habits : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Nest Labs has come up with the Learning Thermostat. You use it like an old school thermostat, turning the dial up or down depending on your preference at that time. It immediately begins learning your habits, from when you wake up to when you go to sleep, when you are away from the home and when the seasons shift, and it remembers which temperatures you like at which time then programs itself. You never have to actually program it -- eventually, it just knows. It learns a fairly solid schedule within the first week, and one-off changes won't throw it. If you make a change several times, then it will learn that new preference and adjust the schedule. It even senses lighting levels so it knows when you're away and turns down the temperature. It can help you save energy -- as long as you start off on the right foot. If you remember to turn the thermostat down when you go to b...

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