Energy provider npower are offering Nest thermostats to all customers who are signed up to the ‘intelligent control – October 2016’ gas and electricity tariff. This dual-fuel plan guarantees a fixed tariff for both electricity and gas until October 2016.
The British market has been well supplied with smart thermostats over the course of 2014, offering thermostat’s which can control temperatures over Android, iOS, Windows Phone and web apps, for example, as well as set up heating schedules with military precision. Some even offer build in weather stations. The apps allow for energy consumption monitoring, and information on how long it takes a home to reach optimal temperature – enabling you to use as little energy as possible to get your home to the exact right temperature.
According to engadget.com: ‘Deciding whether the tariff is right for you should obviously be your primary concern, but know there’s a Nest thrown in to sweeten the deal. npower wasn’t exactly ripping customers off with its previous offer of a Nest plus installation for £99 (on a different tariff), but hey, free’s free.’