Nest 3rd Generation Smart Learning Thermostat: Take control of your home's heating and cooling without lifting a finger with this thermostat, which learns your habits and adjusts to automatically regulate your home's temperature based on your schedule. The Nest Leaf feature alerts you when you choose a temperature that's energy efficient.
ENERGY STAR Certified
The Nest Learning Thermostat is the first thermostat to get ENERGY STAR Certified by the EPA.
System Match activates features that work with your specific heating and cooling systems, and connects to most 24-volt forced-air, heat pump with AUX, dual fuel and radiant systems.
Connects to your existing home network
Convenient Wi-Fi capabilities offer a secure and reliable connection.
Control the temperature from anywhere
Download the free app from iTunes or GooglePlay and adjust your thermostat from your smartphone, tablet or laptop, even when you're miles away.
Stay apprised of the temperature or the time
Farsight illuminates the thermostat's display when it spots you across the room.
Alerts and reminders provide peace of mind
Monitors your equipment, sends service reminders and tells you if anything is not working correctly. You can also be alerted if your home's temperature gets dangerously hot or cold.
Accommodates your schedule and temperature preferences
Within a week the Nest thermostat starts programming itself to the temperatures you like. Away mode automatically switches to an energy-efficient temperature when you're not home.
Dynamic sensor capabilities
Different features follow your activity, manage humidity, and keep an eye on the weather to provide a custom climate for your home.
Review your energy history and report
Track how much energy you've used and follow tips that will help you conserve. Make an energy-saving temperature adjustment and the Nest Leaf will notify you immediately.
Extra protection in an emergency
Your Nest Thermostat links with Nest Protect (sold separately), to automatically turn off your gas furnace if carbon monoxide is present.
Fastens easily to the wall
Screwdriver and screws are included for quick installation.
Makes a stylish addition to your home
The thin, sleek design features stainless steel ring.
This is the "apple" of digital thermostats and it's made by google (Nest's parent company).
It looks great on the wall. Has a solid feel to it and comes across as very well crafted. It would've been nice to have been able to compare out old thermostat to this one to see exactly how much we're saving on our oil bill but we're definitely going through less oil than we used to.
Installation was a breeze. I actually opened a chat with one of their reps to ask them a quick question about the unit and they pretty much insisted that they would stay connected with me until I completed the setup and tested everything out.
The configuration is a breeze too - at least it was for our heat-only system.
The major shortcoming is the software. There are some things that are just not intuitive like the eco settings and some things that just leave you scratching your head wondering what they were thinking when they wrote the code, like displaying what the target temp is more prominently than the current temp - there's a feature called farsight that will show you the current temp for a moment but then it goes back to the normal display.
The usage history is capped to ten days. Seriously. Like how much memory would it take to give us a month or even a year, it's just some raw data that shouldn't take up much space at all on the device.
The home/away feature works when it wants to. There have been times I've been like, "why is it freezing in here?" and opened the app to find the nest thinks I'm away from home and times when I've been out for hours and opened the app just for the heck of it to see if the furnace is running and it thinks I'm home and the heat's cranking.
We've had two of these installed for a little over a month and it still hasn't learned our schedule. It might have something to do with not knowing whether we're home or away, lollll, but either of these features should be pretty easy to make work any number of ways and have them work well but they just don't.
The app and web interface are nicely laid out and easy to use for the most part and from my experience with them, they seem to give you access to most of the controls and features that you'd have using the wheel on the thermostat itself, without having to stand there and scroll through everything with the notable exception of the farsight setting.
From what I can tell, you can't link two nests in different zones and get them to act smarter together, for instance to say hey the furnace is running for zone two, why not heat up zone one for a little bit too while you're at it. Maybe I'm missing something and by all means tell me if I am, but that seems like it'd be a nice feature to have.
It just feels really limited with what you can do with it and they've been out now for long enough where you think they'd have this thing feature packed with the ability to customize it a little more than what you get out of the box with this 3rd gen model.
I feel like the ecobee is probably a more robust option but just barely. That being said we did get two of these and I'm pretty happy with them ..... I'm just not satisfied if that makes sense. There's just a lot more I'd like to see these things be able to do that hopefully will be added via firmware or software updates as more people install them and clamor for more features.
I would recommend this to a friend
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Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
The absolute best smart thermostat
Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
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So I knew very little about this product when I decided to purchase my 1st one but what I did know was my home as many homes come with these absolutely inefficient thermostats so I bought this nest smart thermostat & absolutely love it
Benefits: affordable & really smart as it learns how hot or cold a person likes their home
Knows when you are coming home as registered by cell phone location unless you tell it not to
Custom daily down to 1/2 hour custom temp daily weekly schedule
Rebate of $75 from srp off your electric bill after 2 months so think about what you paid -$75. How cool is that!
I bought my parents this gold one & installed it at their home. Almost immediately I could tell home cooling way more efficiently
This product is amazing. I would recommend to everyone
Had a 2nd gen but wanted to love that upstairs so we bought the 3rd gen for downstairs. We wanted to be able to use the temp sensor but it was only compatible with the 3rd gen. The base was different from the 2nd gen so it was a total removal and install. All the wires went in the same locations so it was a breeze of an install. WiFi connected with no issues and the new nest picked up right where the old one stopped. The old nest installed upstairs with no issues so now our entire house has smart thermostats. Went with this over the also well reviewed eco bee because I enjoy not having to think about the thermostat. Me and my wife work different schedules with days off so it’s hard to actually have a set in stone thermo calendar.
this was my first time installing a thermostat at home on my own. i followed the instructions and when I noticed my very old Thermostat has so much more wires than what nest takes I contacted Nest customer support online using my cell phone and they helped my for about an hour untill Nest was installed and working.
They asked me for a picture of the old thermostat wiring and a picture for the wiring that was coming out of my HVAC room, and then sent me a diagram to my email address explaining which wires I should connect where. the whole process was a breeze and customer support person was great, professional, and patient.
the experience of installing this while someone who has the knowledge is with you along the way and holding your hand exceeded all my expectations.
The nest performance is very satisfying and accurate. you have modes for home, and away which can be easily set to save energy.
I couldn't be happier.
This is the simplest and most user friendly thermostat out there! Connect a few wires and along with the mounting bracket and the thermostat walks you through every aspect to make sure everything is working correctly. I have one upstairs and on downstairs. Both can be accessed through a smart phone which is awesome if the family is up or downstairs.
We had no problem installing it ourself. I love the fact that I can set a schedule, and that it’s smart enough to know when we are away (so it will auto adjust as needed). The best part is that I can control it through the google home app. Makes it nice if you are traveling back from vacation, and as you get closer to home you can set it to your desired temperature before walking in the door.
This is a great toy to have, it makes life easy especially when I travel and I'm not home for a weekend. A lot of neat stuff can be done with the thermostat so I recommend if you have extra money to burn. If I had to buy it again I would probably skip. Right now I live in the desert so I guess I'm get sufficient use out of it but once I move back to San Diego it will have no use...
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A:AnswerIf you have one unit controlling both upstairs and down stairs, you will continue to face this challenge. In order to balance both upstairs and down stairs, you will need a unit for the down stairs and a unit for the upstairs, each having their own separate thermostat.
A:AnswerI have a 2 wire heating system and it works for me. When I checked using the compatibility tool it told me to take a picture of my wiring and send to customer support. I did and they verified it's compatible and told me which plugs to use in the nest
A:AnswerYes it will. It can detect what you have once you plug it in. I have heat only and only have two wires coming in ( white and red). I have an oil furnace and baseboard/radiators. It works great!
A:AnswerYes. When the unit is heating your house, the display will be a reddish-orange color. When the unit is cooling your house, the display will be blue. If the system is off, the background will be a dark grey or black color, with white numbers. It will even give you an estimated time until you reach your target temperature. If your house is at 66 degrees and you set the heat to 72, it will say "estimated 52 minutes to target temperature" or something like that, depending on the size of your house (information you can add to the thermostat as well).
A:AnswerYou do not have to use the plate. It is provided for you to cover the previous box. You can absolutely get the sleek look if there is no hole to cover. I had to use the plate, but I honestly don't even notice it anymore.