Rated 4.4 out of 5Â by 294
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Chris GREAT BUY
The nest was recommended by a friend. i requested it as a house warming gift. it was really simple to hook up. i m not a handy man at all. So if i can to it! i had it for over a year now with no problems. If something was better then this i would get it! HOWEVER, i haven't seen or heard about it yet. Its NOV 2014!
Simple to use
Easy wifi set up
No battery to replace
Looks great on the wall- no one know what it is until it lights up
Sends you e-mails every month on energy use
Adjust the heat right from your bed or on the sofa.
November 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by PopKim Everything I Wanted
The Nest takes time to adjust to your house and habits before it can fully utilize all the features it comes with. I've been using Nest for nearly three months, which is enough time for everything to adjust and work perfectly, but honestly, from day one I was happy with my purchase. There are loads of things I love about this device so far, so I'll focus on the highlights.
The device was simple to install with very clear instructions, it even came with the nicest screws I've ever seen to install it with, which was kind of hilarious but a nice touch. A small bubble level is on the base of the device to help when mounting it to the wall. While my last thermostat had me screw in the wires to keep them in place, Nest features a little snap/clamp thing where you just need to press the button where the wire goes, slide in the wire, and release. Done. The whole device pops into place easily and even walks you through the account set up once it receives power. It came with a white rectangular faceplate at the bottom of the box which covers up the old holes from my last thermostat. This was a great edition because on one hand I love the sleek design of Nest, but since my last thermostat was a different shape, holes were going to be left in my wall. This nicely covered it up and left the area looking sharp.
The device has a very sturdy design with glass and metal that will last probably forever. The screen turns off when not in use and will momentarily light up when something changes, like it if it turning on the AC. When you want to view the current temperature, you can just wave your hand close to the motion sensor or tap the bottom section of the circle to make the screen turn on.
Nest does a very good job at learning your habits through a combination of using a motion sensor, light sensor, and your own manual adjustments to the temperature. Whenever I get home and walk by the thermostat, I hear my AC automatically turn on, which is exactly what I expect. I'm also easily able to access the Nest through an app on my phone, which means I rarely need to even touch the device. While the app has a myriad of features, my two favorites are the schedule and the energy history. There was a week where I was awake and working late every night and Nest noticed and made the AC turn on late at night when I was up. Afterward, I was easily able to click the timed event on the app and delete it. Extremely simple.
The energy history feature on the app tells you every single time the Nest turned on the air and for how long. It also told me what the reason was if the AC was used more than normal, for example, it would say user adjustment or high or low weather. I also receive monthly emails about my energy usage.
I love that the Nest takes into account when my house is in direct sunlight and what my local temperature. The little green "eco" leaf tells me what is the most energy efficient temperature for the circumstances. It doesn't always show up on the same temperature because conditions change that effect it's formula, which makes it easier for me to not think about it and trust my device to make things simpler.
All in all, this is exactly what I expected from the device, and I was pleasantly surprised to get even more features than I originally thought. I installed it quickly, it started learning immediately, and has done a good job at saving me money already and paying for itself. I highly recommend this if your looking for a quick fix that will give you one less thing to worry about.
May 26, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0Â by mistycargo Base Plate Shorted Out
I guess I can consider myself lucky in terms that it took 2 years for my nest to stop working, but early this morning the furnace turned on and started blowing cold air when it was 39 degrees outside. Tried playing with nest and the furnace wouldn't respond to anything. Finally at 5am I had to resort to calling in an HVAC guy to come over at $150/hr since it was a weekend only for him to tell me the base plate on my nest shorted out and was sending a continuous signal to the furnace to run both the ac and heat at the same time. Pretty disappointing when I got online and saw that this is a very common problem with all versions of nests. For a product that costs $250, something as simple as a base plate should not be shorting out. Very disappointed and will not be buying another nest product ever again.
October 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by TimCPI A slick and money-saving device, fun to use.
The NEST thermostat was easy to install and actually fun to program. I did half of the initial programming on the device itself, the other half over the Internet with my laptop. It is also easy to override your settings at any time from your smart phone with the free iPhone app. I expect to save a fair amount of fuel oil because of this device and I recommend it highly.
April 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by WowedTwinMama Gorgeous AND Smart! Marry me?
We have two HVAC zones and needed two thermostats. We compared the features of the Lyric and other WiFi thermostats. This one seems to have fewer bugs, more features and the best support possible... not to mention it's sleek design makes me linger in the hallway staring at it :)
Be sure to read the well-written, easy-to-follow instructions & give it a while to acclimate itself. LOVE that it comes with a screwdriver too! They thought of everything!
There are a ton of things that "Work with Nest" that I'm excited to integrate. Wait... why am I writing this review? I don't really want anybody to know about how awesome this thing is but us!
December 5, 2014