NEST Smart Thermostat

Thermostats haven’t been improved for years, until now. Nest has reinvented the thermostat and brought it into the modern age.

First of all this product looks 100x better than the typical oldschool thermostat design.

Now add in energy management tools and the ability to program itself and learn from your habits, and this product is a no-brainer for the modern home. It uses machine learning to respond to your habits and anticipate your needs, so that you’re not requesting the same temperature adjustments at the same times each day (it’ll learn from your previous choices and start to make automatic adjustments for you).

You can also connect via Wifi and control Nest from your phone or tablet. So at any given time, you can manually change the settings regardless of whether you’re home or not.

It gets even better, Nest thermostat pays for itself over time due to the energy cost savings. Imagine being able to leave the house for work in the morning and know that Nest will turn the heat down for you. One hour before you leave work in the afternoon, Nest can turn the heat back up in your house so that it’s at a comfortable level by the time you arrive home at night.

Until now your only alternatives were to leave the heat on all day and waste energy/money, or turn it off in the morning and arrive home to a cold house in the evening. Neither option is very appealing, making Nest a very attractive alternative to this problem.

Installation is relatively easy as well- Nest will send a technician to your home to set up the thermostat and connect it to your home Wifi network. They’ll even remove your old thermostat and recycle it for you. Not a bad deal in terms of convenience.

Here’s a short video showing how the Nest thermostat looks, and how some of the cool features mentioned above work:

Update: Nest recently made the #1 spot on our list of the Top 5 Gadgets for your Home this year.


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