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Nest Features Highlighted (Part 2): The Nest Leaf for Small Businesses

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Summer is on the horizon! But don’t worry small businesses- this doesn’t have to mean a spike in your energy cooling costs. Energy costs account for a big chunk of operating expenses, but managing those costs doesn’t have to account for a big chunk of your time.

The Nest Learning Thermostat learns your schedule in just about a week, and programs itself. You have the ability to connect it to Wi-Fi and control the temperature in your business from anywhere- on your tablet, smart phone, or laptop. The Nest Leaf helps guide you and your employees to a personalized energy savings for your business.

How does the Nest Leaf work?

The Nest Leaf appears in the display or in the Nest app when you choose an energy-saving temperature. Follow the leaf, and follow the energy savings. In the first few days, the Leaf is based on set temperatures - 62ºF for heating, and 84ºF for cooling. Within this range, the temperatures that merit the Leaf depend on your personal preferences. The leaf will even challenge you to choose temperatures that are a little lower or higher than you’re used to.

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. You can even earn Leafs while you’re away! Set your auto-away temperatures to an energy efficient temperature, or turn your Nest off.

Earning a Leaf gets harder every time. It’s designed to guide you to bigger savings. In the beginning, you may see a Leaf by turning cooling up from 2°F to 74°, but on day 60 you may have to turn your thermostat to 76°F to see one.

Get more information on understanding the Nest Leaf.

Get your energy costs under control, and get back to business with our exclusive offer for small businesses. Our Back to Business plan offers a fixed electricity rate for 24 months, and a Nest Learning Thermostat. Together, we can help reduce the stress of making your business energy efficient, which can help you save money. 

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Posted: May 28, 2015