January 15, 2014
The fact is now you can do both!
Google is acquiring Nest Labs for $3.2 billion. Nest Labs manufacturers sensor driven, Wi-Fi enabled, self-learning, programmable thermostats and home automation devices. Google is on your computer, on your phone and now going to be part of wiring your HVAC system to the internet.
The acquisition of Nest Labs validates that the HVAC industry is at the center of the technological revolution.
This is good news for the recruitment of generation Y into the HVACR industry. While there are many manufacturers of wireless thermostats, the Google name will attract the attention of American youth with the integration of the HVACR industry to the technologies they use.