New research finds nearly 30% of US high-speed internet households would buy a smart thermostat
The thermostat is yet another device that can be rendered smart these days. These products, marketed by companies such as Nest, Ecobee and Honeywell, can be installed and set up by their users. Alternatively, they can be provisioned by an energy company and even enact heating or cooling patterns set by the same.
According to a new study on these products, US households with high-speed internet are increasingly interested in those kinds of services. In fact, a growing number of them would prefer their thermostat to deliver an automated program in order to save on energy costs.
This research also shows that 13% of these households currently report smart thermostat ownership, 42% of which would be open to their respective energy company taking control of this aspect of their smart home in order to manage their expenditures. Furthermore, 29% more intend to join them in 2020.