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.
Fastens easily to the wall.
Screwdriver and screws are included for quick installation.
Control the temperature from anywhere.
Download the Nest app from iTunes or GooglePlay and adjust your thermostat from your smartphone, tablet or laptop, even when you're miles away.
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.
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.
ENERGY STAR certified thermostat₁.
The Nest Learning Thermostat is the first thermostat to get ENERGY STAR Certified by the EPA.
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.
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.
Monitors your systems.₂
Help catch many heating and cooling system issues early with peace of mind reminders and helpful alerts sent straight to your smartphone.
Support a clean energy future, right from home.
Nest Renew from Google works with your compatible Nest thermostat to help you automatically prioritize usage to when energy is cleaner or less expensive.₃ ₄
₁ENERGY STAR and the ENERGY STAR mark are registered trademarks owned by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
₂Alerts can notify you of a potential issue with eligible HVAC Systems.
They're meant to provide helpful information, not an endorsement, representation, or warranty of any kind about the health of your HVAC system.
Alerts aren’t intended to replace a diagnosis by a qualified HVAC professional.
₃Nest Renew requires 3rd generation Nest Learning Thermostat, Nest Thermostat E, or the newest Nest Thermostat (sold separately), connected to a Google account.
Only available in areas served by major continental US grids. Only available for customers on certain electric utility time-of-use rates. Learn more at support.google.com/googlenest/answer/11156316.
₄Adjustments only shift electricity usage from your heating and cooling.
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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
Excellent product! Easy to install, so far very reliable. Many may not care much about this feature but one of the reasons I purchased this thermostat was to be able to control the fan separate from the ac unit. Although it doesn’t have a “fan only” schedule it does allow you to turn it on for a set amount of hours or on/off through the app. I wish it had a separate schedule for the fan only since I mainly use this to help my hvac scent diffuser. I set both the fan and the diffuser to work an hour before I get home and by the time I get home the entire house smells great.
I would recommend this to a friend
Brand response from Nest Support
Hello JL2020, thanks for sharing your review on your Nest Learning Thermostat. We're glad to hear that your experience with the device has been awesome. Your feedback on having a separate schedule for the fan is appreciated and rest assured that we'll relay this to the right team for potential updates we may provide in the future. If you have additional questions please don't hesitate to contact us on our Google Help page here: https://support.google.com/googlenest/gethelp
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great present for your family !!!
Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
I bought the nest thermostat for all three of my kids for Christmas this year. I got one last year and we just love it. It controls the temperature in our house perfectly. We can also control it from our iPhones. So easy to access it. Also when you walk in the room by it, it lights up where you can see very easily. Very understandable to use it and now that my kids have it, they love it, too. It was the best present they ever got. !!!
I saw this at a friends and after hearing so many good things, decided to buy one. I have had no regrets since, I installed it easily and I love the ability to program it to revert to a minimum temperature when no one is home. I also travelled overseas and was able to monitor my temperature remotely. Love it.
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 like my Nest thermostats and think the app works well. Nice to be able to change them when I’m not home. I had three at my old home and never had any issues. I have two currently and one stoped being able to connect to the internet. It was pretty easy to talk with support and they sent me a new one. But unfortunately it’s been a couple months of it working and now the same thing is happening again.
So fat so good. Its only been a week so i cant really give a full review insofar as energy savings but the app works well and I like that I was able to connect it to my Alexa for voice control. The Polished Steel looks nice on the wall. Third Party Best Buy installer was here for only a few minutes to install it so if youre familiar with thermostat wiring you could probably do it yourself. It turns Orange when you touch it to program it manually. The Learning Thermostat is expensive but I am hoping to get an Eversource Rebate.
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
So, recently moved into a new to me home, and had a Nest in our previous home- LOVE IT.
Although we didn’t install the first one, we thought that it would be pretty easy.
To be honest, I think it would have been if I knew exactly what we had as far as HVAC system … we have an electric system with a heat pump… haven’t had one of those before buuuuttt the app walks you through everything…
The app told me once that it was unable to determine if we could install the nest and once that it was not compatible. As I was getting ready to return the thermostat (so dismal), I decided to contact google nest support and WOW, they were so awesome. They determined that our system was compatible and sent me an email of how I should wire the thermostat. It would pretty well, no complaints so far! Love it!
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:AnswerThe Nest works independently like your current thermostats in the home, and can only control whatever part of the system it's wired to. So if you currently have two thermostats, then you could choose to just replace one of them with a Nest, and keep the other one as a standard thermostat, or you could replace both each with a Nest. You can check for compatibility here: https://nest.com/support/article/How-to-tell-if-your-heating-and-cooling-system-will-work-with-the-Nest-Thermostat
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: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!