We pass by that boring rectangular shape box mounted on our walls every day and don’t even realize not only how dreary your thermostat looks, but that it’s controlling 50% of our home energy bills. A little over a year ago Founders of Nest Labs, Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers who both worked at Apple on the iPod decided to do something about it and make something as uninteresting as a thermostat fun and cool. Nest Labs released the first generation of the Nest Thermostat and overnight changed the way we look at heating and air conditioning. The Nest Learning Thermostat learns what temperatures you like, turns itself down when you’re away and can be controlled from anywhere over Wi-Fi. By programming itself, the Nest thermostat can save up to 20% on your heating and cooling bill. You just have to teach it well. Amazing reviews, request and feedback came pouring in and within the year Nest released the 2nd generation of Nest thermostat. They also kept their promise to all the owners of the 1st generation with a Wi-Fi connected Nest that they’ll have the same 3.0 software update as the newer model.
So what’s new in the 2nd generation?