By The Kent Redding Group

AUSTIN, TX – Thanks to a report from KUT 90.5, our local NPR station, we know that all new homes or apartments built in Austin Texas must be equipped with an energy efficient thermostat like Nest or any other comparable smart thermostat that you can buy locally or online.

The news didn’t creation much commotion in Austin because most builders have been offering smart thermostats in their homes already so it’s a trend that locals are already growing accustomed to since more homeowners than ever before are becoming aware of the savings and versatility that smart thermostats offer them.

About Smart Thermostats

Today’s smart thermostats connect to the network in your home and give you the ability to control the temperature inside your house from your phone wherever you are. What’s really cool about smart thermostats like Nest is that they also will remember the perfect temperature for your house so you’re never going to stuck constantly adjusting the temperature in your home again during the winter or other seasons of the year.

Top 5 Smart Thermostats

As of today the top 5 smart thermostats are:

  •          Nest – Costs $250
  •          Ecobee3 – Costs $222
  •          Honeywell WiFi Smart Thermostat – Costs $182
  •          Sensi Wifi Smart Thermostat – Costs $118
  •          Honeywell Z Wave Thermostat – Costs $137

Austin Energy Power Saver Program

Another cool benefit of owning a smart thermostat is Austin Energy’s Power Saver Program; with this program Austin Energy will adjust the temperature in your home by about 4 degrees during peak demand times of the year and many customers love it because it saves them the hassle of having to adjust the AC or furnace in their homes themselves and it also encourages responsible energy usage.

Search for Homes in Austin

To get started with searching for homes in Austin contact the Kent Redding Group today by calling us at (512) 306-1001 or click here to connect with us online. 

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