Google is making Seasonal Savings free for all Nest thermostat owners | The Verge

jkastrenakes_08242017_1960_0019.5 Google is making Seasonal Savings free for all Nest thermostat owners | The VergeNest Thermostat E smart thermostat | Photo by Jake Kastrenakes / The Verge

Google is making it easy for people to conserve energy this summer by rolling out a free version of Seasonal Savings for all Nest thermostat owners. Previously, the feature was only available for customers of utilities with Seasonal Savings programs, according to a Google blog post.

Seasonal Savings works as an “energy monitor,” making slight schedule changes to help people automatically conserve energy without noticing major temperature fluctuations. “By adjusting your schedule just a fraction of a degree each day, users save energy while staying comfortable,” wrote Krishan Gupta, a Nest product manager. “These little changes can really add up—the average customer sees 3 to 5 percent in energy savings on their home’s heating and…

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