Terrier Residential is the exclusive listing broker for Westside Crossing, a South Boston luxury apartment building which is currently being marketed and available for occupancy. The developers of these luxury apartments included iPod/iPhone docking stations, 4-zone surround sound systems, LED lighting, quartz countertops, and coolest of all, Nest Thermostats. One question that's consistently asked is "What are Nest Thermostats, and how do they work?" Other than looking cool and sleek, Nest Thermostats can help you save money on your heating bill for your Boston condo. The device will save the temperatures and learn your schedule so that within a week, it can start setting temperatures on its own. Every time you set a temperature, or turn the thermostat up or down, it learns about your tendencies, and starts to program itself to fit your schedule and preferences. And don't worry if you forget to turn it off - it has an Auto-Away option that turns your thermostat down to an energy-efficient temperature.

Quite possibly the best feature is that you can control it from your smartphone or computer. If you're on your way home and want to adjust the temperature up or down, you can adjust your thermostat to begin heating or cooling before you even walk in the door. If you're going away for a week, and forget to adjust the temperature or turn the system off, you open up your phone or computer, and voila, you can set the temperature. It's that simple. All you need to do is download the free App to your phone, and sync it with your Nest Thermostat. If you have any doubts about the technology, or how stable the company is, don't be. Nest was acquired by Google in February 2014 for a whopping $3.2 billion!