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Small Businesses: The Leaves are Changing, and So Can Your Energy Savings

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As the leaves change colors outside, let the Nest Learning Thermostat and the Nest Leaf do the work inside.

The Nest Leaf appears when you turn the Nest Thermostat to a temperature that’s energy efficient. It guides you in the right direction. Take advantage of this state-of-the-art technology and let the Nest Leaf guide you to savings so you can worry about the million other things on your to-do list.

Now you can enjoy the benefits of fall inside and out, without spending a fortune on your electricity costs.

Understanding the Leaf

The Nest Leaf was designed to be simple: quick feedback when you do something that saves energy. It’s there to guide you towards efficient temperatures and reward you when you get there.

But it’s also a bit of a game, and people have been asking about the rules. Everyone wants more Leafs; others simply want to know why they got a leaf today, but not yesterday.

  • It’s all about you. The Leaf isn’t related to overall energy use — it appears based on your interactions with your Nest, including on the Web and Mobile apps.

  • You’ll see a Leaf when you choose a temperature that saves you energy. The Leaf is different for each business. Each business has its own baseline, so you might get a Leaf at 72°F/22°C while your neighbor gets one at 68°F/20°C. You can see when the Nest Leaf has learned enough about your business and habits to set a baseline by checking in the Learning section in Settings on your Nest.

  • Just because you’re saving energy doesn’t mean you get a Leaf. Let’s say your schedule is set to cool to 76°F/24.5°C, but it’s a cool day and only 74°F/23.5°C outside. Nest isn’t using any energy, but since you didn’t make any temperature adjustment to help it save, you won’t earn a Leaf.

  • You can earn a Leaf when you’re Away. You choose your Away temperatures, so you can get a Leaf while you’re gone if your Away temps are energy efficient. You can also earn a Leaf every day by turning Nest off.

  • You can earn a Leaf while adjusting your schedule. If you prefer to change your schedule manually by adjusting temps or adding new ones, a Leaf may pop up if the new temps on your schedule are more energy efficient.

Want even more information? Here is everything you need to know about the Leaf.

The Nest Learning Thermostat remembers what temperatures you like, creates a custom schedule for your business, and adjusts itself to save energy when you’re Away. It can show you how much energy you’ve saved, and give you tips on how to save even more. It only takes about a week for your Nest to learn your business’ needs and adapt to changes - which is crucial for busy small business owners.

Let Direct Energy Business and Nest take away the stress of making your small business more energy efficient so you can continue to do what you do best, getting back to business.

Posted: November 05, 2014