The Nest Thermostat was my Christmas gift to myself this year — and it’s turned out to be a great one.
I’d been hesitant to pull the trigger on the Nest for some time. I negative review or two on Amazon had scared me off. At this price though, and given that Google has owned Nest for some time now, I was feeling a little more ready to take the plunge.
Installing the Nest was a breeze and the manual had just enough to get me through the task and was well laid out and designed overall.
So far I’m thrilled with it, although all I’ve done is observed it and adjusted the temperature a time or two remotely via the Nest iOS app.
Supposedly, it takes some time for the Nest to learn your behaviors. But once it does, it should automatically adjust temperature based on environmental conditions including whether anyone is in the house or not, in theory, saving you money on your heating and cooling bills.
The Nest has traditional ‘heat’ and ‘cool’ modes but also has a ‘heat/cool’ mode which I’ve always thought should come standard in any thermostat. I want my home at a certain temperature (range) whether or not the system has to use heating or cooling to achieve that temperature.