Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 466
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Steve It's great when it works!
The idea is great! controlling thermostat from afar and having it learn your routine/schedule. However, when it it continual turns off and restarts its self, seemingly dozens of times without cooling the house, for no apparent reason, it's north worth a cent!
Purchased as a Christmas gift. Set it up prior to leaving on vacation for New Year's. Couldn't use it while away because the unit wasn't connected to the internet, even though everything else in the home was (apps controlled lights, security camera.)
Yesterday, it started doing that same thing again: turn it self off and then restarting. probably 20 times in 60 minutes. It was 90 degrees outside, and then got to be 80 degrees inside.
Customer service was a joke! I called. She wanted a picture of the wiring in case that was the problem. I had said it had been working for nearly 5 months and that it must be a software issue. But I took pic and sent to her. Then after she received it and looked at it, she wanted me to change the wiring around. I wouldn't do that. I told her that there's no way the wiring is wrong, "IT'S BEEN WORKING!" How can the wiring be wrong!?!? I asked her how long would it take to redo the wiring, she said at least 30 minutes. I'd already been on the phone for 20 minutes. "If that doesn't work, what's the next step?" Her response, "You'd be transferred to a specialist." Why can't I do that now???
I ended up saying it's not worth it, I'll go get another brand. Said good bye and disconnected the call.
May 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DmAC Great Programmable Learning Thermostat
The product quality is excellent and the interface is very easy to use. The schedules are easy to set and copy and the usability between my phone and computer is effortless.
March 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Paul Good deal on Nest Thermostat
This is the 1st Nest thermostat that I've installed as these were very expensive when I installed my first wi-fi thermostat. Thanks to HD for running a special on the Gen 2 thermostat. Really not much difference between this and the Gen 3. It's a nice thermostat and it provides lots of useful info including history so you can track when there was a call for heat.
The only downside is that while the literature claims you can install without a "C" wire for power they don't explain that the thermostat steals power from your system by pulsing on and off. I would have not known if I didn't have an indicator light on my zone control. It was flashing after the install and I had to research why - fearing that I'd installed improperly. I ended up running a new 18/3 wire as I didn't want to risk a problem later on.
March 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ginger Love it!
Be sure to read and follow the installation instructions. Good idea to take a photo of the wiring in your current thermostat prior to installation of the NEST.
Really do enjoy the ease of use and the "tech" aspect of the thermostat. Can check the temp from our smart phone while away. We use the Auto-away feature, as well. Great to increase heat as we get close to home. The menu notes the outdoor temp of your home location, the day/time, the indoor temp and humidity. Also like the NEST feature of illuminating as you walk past.
Also purchased the NEST smoke alarm/carbon monoxide unit. Easy to install. It will also illuminate as you approach.
Would highly recommend NEST!
December 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wags Well worth the money!
If you're looking to save $$$ on you heat bill this is the answer, simple to install and looks great, I even got a rebate from the energy company!
March 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sam Worth every penny
I bought the nest second-generation and have loved it for the year and a half that I've used it. Installation was super easy even though the air conditioning company that I had used to install my new 5 ton system Wanted to charge $600 for the device and install. I called Nest they had wonderful customer service are you actually spoke to a person pretty quickly they told me that installation takes about 10 minutes to half an hour and if needed they will walk you through the entire process while on the phone.
June 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sri Best for the price.. Worth it.. Saves a lot..
Nest uses various inputs to observe your day-to-day routine and uses them to maintain your HVAC schedule automatically, based on what it learns. (The company calls this Nest Sense technology. We'll cover it in more detail later.)
Nest creates an auto-away mode based on what it's learned. This sets a temperature for minimal HVAC activity when you're not in the building. You can also set an away mode manually if you wish.
While it's actively heating or cooling, Nest displays an estimated time for the system to reach the desired temperature.
Nest displays a green leaf any time the thermostat is running at energy-saving settings. This can help teach you to make energy-saving decisions. For example, if Nest has learned that you typically run your AC until the house is 74 degrees Fahrenheit (23.3 Celsius), you could turn up the temperature until you see the green leaf to save energy. The leaf will always appear at cooling settings of 84 degrees Fahrenheit (28.9 Celsius) or higher and heating settings of 62 degrees Fahrenheit (16.7 Celsius) or lower, but its threshold will change based on your habits.
Nest lets you know what activity (between auto-away, your own adjustments and the weather) resulted in the greatest energy savings throughout the day.
Nest uses WiFi to connect to your account at nest.com. This feature allows you to monitor and adjust the Nest remotely from the Web site.
Nest supports a mobile app available for Apple iOS devices (iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad) and Android devices. The app turns your mobile device into a remote control for your Nest.
You can add Nest to any number of thermostats in a multi-thermostat building. They will work alongside other thermostats, but note that each of Nest's energy-saving features only applies to the rooms in its sensor range and to the HVAC components it controls.
A Nest account can manage up to 10 Nest devices, whether they're in the same building or at multiple locations.
March 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FullerConstux Worth the money
We purchased 2 for our new house. Don't know how they compare energy savings wise to other thermostats. They were extremely easy to set up and the best part is not having to worry about changing the temp when you use the app it lets the thermostat know you have left/come home. I like looking at the usage reports on the app as well.
June 26, 2016