HVAC Breaking News / News

July 24, 2012: Reliant Launches Learn & Conserve Plan with Nest Learning Thermostat

July 24, 2012
HOUSTON — Reliant is bringing its electric customers a new plan to help manage and save on home electricity use featuring the Nest Learning Thermostat™. Reliant said it is the first and only electricity provider in Texas to offer the Nest thermostat with its new Reliant Learn & Conserve PlanSM.

According to the company, the Nest Learning Thermostat learns about the customer’s lifestyle and automatically adjusts itself when they’re away; guides the customer to energy-efficient temperatures when they’re home; and eliminates programming difficulties by creating a personalized schedule based on temperature-change history.

Elizabeth Killinger, Reliant senior vice president, Residential and Operations, said, “While only about 10 percent of programmable thermostats are ever actually programmed, 99 percent of installed Nest Learning Thermostats are running a schedule that reflects the owners’ lives. We’re excited to be working with Nest to give customers a better way to control their electricity use.”

Reliant said benefits of the Reliant Learn & Conserve Plan with the Nest thermostat include:

• Price security: The electricity plan provides a fixed price for 24 months.

• Comfort: Nest learns customer preferences and creates a custom schedule based on their temperature changes.

• Savings: Built-in activity sensors allow Nest to adjust itself when customers are away so they don’t waste electricity cooling an empty home. And Nest’s Airwave feature is said to reduce a/c runtime by up to 30 percent.

• Control from anywhere: Nest mobile and web apps allow the customer to control Nest from anywhere using a smartphone, tablet, or laptop.

“We chose Reliant because it leads Texas in bringing customers innovative tools to help them reduce their electricity use and they clearly see the value that Nest provides,” said Erik Charlton, Nest vice president of sales and marketing. “A properly programmed thermostat can save 20 percent off your home electricity bill, and Nest’s auto-schedule feature makes it very easy to reach your energy-saving potential.”

The Reliant Learn & Conserve Plan is a 24-month term plan that provides customers with one Nest Learning Thermostat. For plan details, visit www.reliant.com/nest.

Publication date: 7/23/2012

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

2014 MCAA Annual Convention

Scenes from the 2014 MCAA Annual Convention in Scottsdale, Ariz.


NEWSmakers: Julian Scadden

Training is an ongoing process. Julian will discuss how you can generate maximum return on time and energy invested training by following a three part process. Listen to this podcast to get expert tips on training, tracking and follow up. 

More Podcasts



NEWS 04-14-14 cover

2014 April 14

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe


Which statement on service calls best applies to your business?
View Results Poll Archive


2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research


Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


Magazine image
Register today for complete access to ACHRNews.com. Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.


facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con