As an air conditioner in Phoenix Arizona I can tell you in the summer it gets extremely hot. Small investments can help you reduce electrical costs when running your air conditioner.

As a climate technician and business owner, I am convinced that your thermostat is the most important part of your HVAC system. It controls the entire system and is basically the brain behind its operation. Of course, all your air components are important because one does not work without the other.

I would say no matter where you live, whether you are heating or cooling, you are at home and in the office, the thermostat is the most cost effective item you can upgrade to achieve performance. At least 50% of the electricity consumption in your home and office comes from your HVAC system.

NEST thermostats and Ecobee3 smart thermostats are two things I would like to inform consumers about. I see articles about these things here and there and want to throw my two cents out there.

I base my business on thinking about the green arena, the unspoiled area, smart technology, cutting-edge and user-friendly. I like performance and efficiency, who would not? Stupid question, but some people actually do not care, and the truth is, most are not informed.

Smart thermostats are super accurate, which reduces on / off times.

They are programmable and it leads to some money savings by setting thermostats to not run your air at temps you do not need due to not being at home.

What's really great about smart thermostats is that they teach your usage times and create a program for you. So all you have to do is set your temperatures and let the thermostat do the work.

So which thermostat is better of these two? To be honest, I love them both. I have used many over the years and have come to like these two the most because of the features. I MUST provide my customers with products that do not fail quickly, which is cost effective for them and products that do not make me call back.

The nest, its flashy, heavy and absolutely amazing and user-friendly. It can be used under many applications and is very compatible. Great manufacturing support, but has only a two-year warranty, it also gets upgrades via the internet connection alone. Application controlled and thermostat controlled.

Ecobee3, "Welcome to HIVE !!"

I recently had a customer looking for all sorts of features in a thermostat. He had some pretty standard equipment. Heating via a heat pump, air conditioning via the heat pump. He also had an oil-fired jet system for hot water boiler.

With Ecobee3, I was able to set the customer to control his radiation and his heat pump. It's easy to switch via an axillary setting what we needed and ecobee3 has the easiest user interface I have ever encountered. And to my liking as well as my 65 year old customer, it has a desktop interface which he completely enjoyed. This thermostat can also be carried around the house with you as well as the ability to add more remote control sensors. Not to mention how your installation contractor, if you choose one to perform the installation, can monitor and respond to alarms from the contractor portal offered by Ecobee.

These thermostats save money, most homeowners can install these thermostats themselves, but you can always call a contractor to perform an installation for very small amounts.

Author's Bio: 

Nest Learning Thermostat is designed for learning. Once installed and running, you can turn it up when you are at home and turn it down when you walk.