Elmhurst is in full swing summertime, with high temperatures, vacations, and weekly barbeques. Most of us try to beat the heat by cranking our air conditioner down to keep the house cool. The air conditioner becomes a summer staple, a necessity to make the house a bearable temperature. The cool air does nothing to help with the shock that comes with the increased electricity bill though.

If you’re one of the many Elmhurst residents looking to lower your electric bill, look no further. This predicament can simply be solved by installing a new energy saving system. Known as the Nest Learning Thermostat, the device manages your air conditioner system efficiently. The Nest Learning Thermostat is an advanced programmable thermostat. It has a variety of features, but remains easy to use. Popular features include auto-schedule, auto-away, and the remote control. The thermostat is so dynamic that it is able to create a personalized schedule for you, based on how you change the temperature throughout the day. It will continually adapt to your schedule.

Auto-away is a great cost saving feature. The device will sense when no one is there, therefore not conditioning the empty home. The remote control feature allows you to control the system from your mobile phone, tablet, or computer.

The Nest system is gaining such popularity because of its sleek design and intuitive ability. It will literally make a schedule for you, therefore lowering your utility bill costs. It doesn’t get much simpler than that. According to the company’s website, the system is installed in 30 minutes or less. Setup includes inputting answers to a few basic questions such as how warm or cool you like your home when you’re there, and how warm/cool you want the home to be when you aren’t there. The device will alert you when you’re saving energy by showing a green leaf on the monitor.

This small investment can lower your utility bills year round, not just in these hot summer months. Just another way to improve your Elmhurst home! For more home or real estate information, contact the Gracik Makinney Real Estate Group at 190 North York Road here in Elmhurst, or give us a call at 630-441-5570.