What could be better than being your own power company and charging yourself less? How about being more efficient with that clean power you’re producing? Well, today you can do just that.
As the cost of energy continues to rise and homeowners look for more efficient ways to live comfortably and save money, Sunrun and Nest saw an opportunity: to make home energy consumption smarter and cleaner while helping families take control of their electric bills. Through this offering, homeowners will have the tools they need to produce inexpensive, clean solar power and then manage it effectively.
Beginning September 1 through October 31, 2013, homeowners who choose to go solar with Sunrun will receive a home energy package that includes a free Nest plus $250 worth of electricity. Current Nest customers can go solar with Sunrun and receive $500 of free electricity. Both Sunrun and Nest offer easy, straightforward installations with top-notch customer care.
The Nest Learning Thermostat is like a personal assistant for home energy: it learns your programming habits and preferences over time, then automatically creates your very own fine-tuned temperature schedule, helping you save energy and money while keeping you comfortable. For example, after learning what time you typically leave the house in the morning, Nest knows when to adjust to an energy-conserving temperature and then anticipates your arrival at the end of the day so it’s the perfect temperature when you walk through the door. Pretty cool, huh?
On top of that, with Sunrun’s solar service, you can go solar and produce your own power (to then manage via Nest) without the high upfront costs. Sunrun installs, insures, monitors, and maintains the solar panels on your roof, and you simply pay for the clean energy you use, at a rate often lower than that from the utility. No need to worry about whether the system is producing power or fixing anything if it breaks, because we’re there to handle it all.
The High Cost of Heating and Cooling
You probably wouldn’t be surprised to learn that energy prices have been increasing for the last 20+ years. But did you know that residential heating and cooling costs make up about 50% of a home’s energy bill? To address this, consumers are increasingly adopting the same technologies that brought us easy-to-use smartphones into their home life. Nest’s adaptive technology and the simplicity of Sunrun’s solar service exemplify this shift. The Nest Learning Thermostat can help reduce heating and cooling by up to 20%.
“With energy costs rising and an increased interest in finding ways to conserve energy, the Nest-Sunrun offering comes at the perfect time,” said Erik Charlton, Nest vice president of business. “On its own, the Nest Learning Thermostat can help people reduce their energy use, but by teaming up with Sunrun, we can make an even bigger impact by contributing to a cleaner, healthier environment.”
“Sunrun and Nest joined forces because we want to make it easy – and even enjoyable – for people to live more efficient and comfortable lives,” said Sunrun co-CEO Lynn Jurich. “At Sunrun, we empower homeowners to create their own energy at a lower cost than they’re paying now, while we take care of everything else. Nest helps them be more efficient with that power. We are excited by the future possibilities of a complete home energy system that begins with smart energy management and cleaner, less expensive solar energy.”
Sunrun gives you energy choice. You can easily get access to solar power for little to nothing down. Sunrun monitors and maintains it all for you, and, if utility rates continue to increase has they have historically, the average Sunrun customer is expected to save more than $20,000 on electricity bills over the life their Sunrun agreement. Now that’s some serious dough.
So, want to stop paying for energy and start creating it and using it wisely? You have the energy. Visit us here: https://www.sunrun.com/index.php?cID=554.
 Actual savings may vary based on a particular customer’s roof, geographic location, utility district, and electricity usage.