What is a Smart Thermostat?

You may have wondered if smart home devices are a passing fad or the future of technology.  Remember how exciting it was to program your TiVo, check your MySpace, or ride your hoverboard before it blew up?  You have a closet full of obsolete technology someone promised was the next big thing.  Why are smart thermostats any different?  It’s because they are so much more than just a way to save on your electricity bill each month.


Google and Amazon have found a brilliant way to bring the next level of technology into your home without feeling like you’ve added any new hardware or devices.  It’s done through your thermostat.  This is brilliant because you are already accustomed to having a thermostat on the wall – only now it doubles as an intelligent, cost-saving, convenience device you can interact with by voice or app.


Smart Home isn’t a single device, it is a collection of intelligent devices.  Think of it the same way your smart phone is a collection of apps controlled from a single device.  A camera, calculator and GPS are no longer separate devices, they all live on your smart phone.  Your home should be the same way.  Smart thermostats might only appear to be a small device on your wall, but they are your entry point into the Smart Home world of cost and convenience like you’ve never experienced before.


Thermostats are just the beginning...

Imagine your entire house working for you – from smart lighting controls, to doors, to safety and security. All while saving money on your electricity bill. Baker Electric Home Energy has the experience and know-how to install a smart home system of any size – from a whole-house integration, to installing a smart thermostat on your wall.

Introducing the Nest Thermostat

Programs itself.
Then pays for itself.

Meet the 3rd generation Nest Learning Thermostat. It has new rings and a big, sharp display. And it saves energy. That’s the most beautiful part.