With households consuming an estimated 55 percent of the energy used in buildings, it makes sense that homeowners turn to technology to seek more efficiency and hold the line on utility costs.

Health is a concern, too, with people suffering from allergies and people concerned about the impact of refrigerants on the environment.

It’s why we see more LED lighting, smarter refrigerators, tank-less water heaters and more efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.

One big technological improvement comes in smart thermostats like the Nest Learning Thermostat, a leader in its field. It was the first thermostat to win the ENERGY STAR certification.

Why?

It learns what temperature you like and builds a schedule around yours. Since 2011, the Nest Thermostat has saved billions of kWh of energy in millions of homes worldwide. And independent studies showed that it saved people an average of 10 percent to 12 percent on heating bills and 15 percent on cooling bills. So in less than two years, it can pay for itself.

Freedom Heating and Cooling is a Nest distributor. Call us at (205) 444-4444 and we will show you how a Nest thermostat will improve your home and reduce your heating and cooling bill.