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Its simple design and new frosted display blend into the background. With proven energy-saving features, the Nest Thermostat E can help you save from day one. And you can change the temperature from anywhere – the beach, the office or your bed.

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (654 out of 678)

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    Features


    Frosted display

    Blends into the background. The Nest Thermostat E fits into any home with a frosted display that won't steal your décor's thunder.

    Remote control

    Download the free Nest app for iOS 8 or Android 4 or later. Then you can change the temperature from anywhere – the beach, your office, or even your bed.

    Energy-efficiency

    Start saving from day one. Plus, you can check the Nest app to see how much energy you use and why.

    Home/Away assist

    Conserve energy when you're away. The thermostat turns itself down after you leave, so you aren't heating or cooling an empty home.

    Wireless connection

    Consume less power with a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery.

    Compatibility

    Upgrade your system. The Nest Thermostat E works with most 24V heating and cooling systems, including gas, electric, forced air, heat pump, radiant, oil, hot water, solar and geothermal.


    Customer rating

    4.7
    97%
    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    4.0

    Pros

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great price, great product... Had one small glitch

      Posted
      millersdad

      I think the iterations of the original Nest thermostat say "LOOK AT ME!, I'm cool" (and it is) It has a very distinctive look. I'm more of a minimalist person and like things that don't draw a lot of attention to themselves. The frosted bezel lens, ring and face plate work perfectly for me. I don't feel the plastic ring does look cheap. It looks subtle. I would have liked to have done away with the mounting plate, however to due to the way the previous thermostat was mounted and the control wires were run through the wall, it was a necessity. It also reduces smudges on the wall from adjusting things at the thermostat, if not using the app. Check to make sure the E provides the connectivity and functions you need. Connectivity was not an issue for our system and the fact it didn't show the outside weather was not a deterrent in our case. (Outside temp IS shown on the app.) I like the frosted face that becomes active when you approach the thermostat. It automatically adjusts its brightness depending on the amount of ambient light. The one glitch we experienced was I couldn't figure out why the thermostat wasn't adjusting the temps per the schedule set up. My location was inputed properly. I chatted with the amazing folks at Nest and the next morning the times were right. I believe the issue was their data base had us in Central time (which we are about a 10 minute drive from) and Eastern. Now everything works like a charm. The old thermostat had contacts that clicked every time it started the system, the Nest E is completely silent. May not seem like a big point, but for a very light sleeper, it makes a difference. It linked up nicely with our other Nest products (Nest Protect) and I like the fact that should smoke or carbon monoxide be detected, the E will proactively control the HVAC system so the situation is not exacerbated. Smart. Couldn't be more pleased with the Nest E. The app is intuitive and easy to set up schedules, or let it figure out the optimum schedule for you.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Nest thermostat E device

      Posted
      Will
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I've bought three of these (also one 3rd gen metal thermostat) with the free google mini chalk devices. It was an easy setup, just use the provided stickers to label each of your wires. You should shut the power to your unit so you don't touch the small thermostat wires together during removal of your old stat and when installing the Nest stat, because you can short out your HVAC control board. I didn't shut off the power since I do this for a living and was careful with the wires. You can use the plastic rectangle base plate or just leave the circle thermostat by itself on the wall. Setup was easy, just follow the step-step guidelines on the thermostat when you power it up. After a few days I was able to see my power consumption and temp changes on the history trends through the phone app/web app. It can control heat pumps and you can choose when to let the Nest stat use the emergency electrical heating strips also, it's pretty configurable. It has a motion sensor that will sense when someone is close by (it picked me up in an open area at around 20ft just like my newer model 3rd gen metal thermostat for $249) and then the display lights up. I use my phone app mostly which is awesome especially if you are in bed or if you are at work and you forgot to lower/raise the stat before you left home or your wife texts you to change the temp downstairs because she is too lazy to go downstairs (she doesn't have the Nest app on her phone yet.) The stat learns your behavior pretty good, I don't use the economy away mode setting since I have several family members that are home when I'm also at work. The away mode eventually knows when you leave for work and automatically puts your stat in economy mode and then 15 minutes before you come home from work it will bring up the stat to the temp you like). The stat has a humidity sensor also to give you the humidity. It doesn't display the weather information for your area like the newer model third genertaion metal looking Thermostat (I have one of these also, both the 3rd gen and E stat have the same hardware and software, just the 3rd gen shows weather info and looks nicer, but I don't think the extra $80 for the 3rd gen is worth it unless you want to splurge). CONS: It didn't come with any sheetwall anchors for the provided screws. I would recommend getting them, the holes are not like the older thermostat hole patterns, I've had to make new holes for all three of my stats, it wasn't a major problem. It does come with a built in bubble leveler to straighten the stat, which I didn't think it really needed, the screw holes are elongated so you can tweak it after you screw it onto the wall (there are two screws for the base plate and another two screws for the thermostat or you if don't use the base plate it's just the two screws.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      convenience and simplicity in a small package!

      Posted
      Moha14hh
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I can't speak on the money saved by owning this product, because I haven't had it for long enough to actually see a difference on my bill. However, this device is beyond convenient, I purchased it because my old thermostat broke and I figured why not get the latest and greatest. This device lets me control my temperature from anywhere I want, and I can ask my google assistant to set the temperature for me. It looks great on my wall (the old one was an eye sore) and this device doesn't take batteries like my old one, instead it uses a built in battery that auto-recharges when needed. My only complaint is that every since I installed it, I noticed my house feels slightly colder that usual (it tends to favor colder temperatures, probably one way of saving you money) Also, When I purchased this, I thought that I needed to dish out even more money to have it professionally installed (like most other thermostats) But the installation is very simple,you just screw in 2 screws and plug in 4 or 5 wires, and it works... Just be sure to check if your system is compatible with the nest before you spend your money on it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great thermostat to save energy

      Posted
      Chicogcm
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Before buying the Nest E thermostat, I had a programmable thermostat and wasn't sure how the Nest E was going to be better at saving energy. I was skeptical to buy it until there was a sale that it was too good to pass. I also bought 3 temperature sensors since my house has rooms with different temperatures. After owning it for over a month, I understand why so many people love this thermostat. It was easy to install, and to control using the app. Besides, with the temperature sensors I can set the desired temperature based on the room that I'm at, which can be a big energy saver for me, since I work at home. When I'm working the thermostat sensor in the office is controlling the temperature, and my home office is the coolest in the house, so I save a lot of energy during the day. It's also great that I can control the Nest E from anywhere, and that it's able to self-learn my temperature preferences. Buying the Nest E was definitely a great investment.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Perfect for small home

      Posted
      dljuly3
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      My wife and I purchased this as a small upgrade for our first home, thinking it would look nice fornresale more than anything. We are impressed with how easy it was to set up, and how much we use the various features. Our favorite is that the thermostat learns, and created a schedule on it's own based on our usage. It only took a few days for the initial schedule to start, and it slowly adjusts. This means that the temperature tends to adjust automatically for bed and sleep, without ever setting it up - though you can set one up. The app is super easy to use, and extremely convenient. I've adjusted the temperature from a couch, or from my dinner table with guests, or bumped up the temperature because I was going to be out anyway after work. Pairing with a Google home, which mine came with for free, means I can also just set a temperature by speaking. These features are convenient, but also saving us money. I've already noticed a difference in my power bill in the OK summer.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good so far

      Posted
      Lojax327
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I’ve only had this for a couple of weeks. But so far I like it. It was super easy to install and it can be installed without the backplate if you’re will to clean up the holes for your old thermostat. And it looks way better without the backplate. I’ve got mine connected to Alexa which if very convenient if you need to change the temp at night in bed. Just tell her what to set it to and done. No need to get uncomfortable. I haven’t tried the schedule learning yet because I don’t really have a set stfor when I’m not home. I just use the custom schedule and it works great for me. I haven’t received my first electric bill since installing so I don’t know if it’s saved me money yet or not. But being in Florida in the middle of summer, the ac is always on cause of the heat. So I’m not really sure if I’d notice anyways. All in all, I really like it. Looks good and works great.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Check compatibility before buying

      Posted
      Bree888
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Save your time and money by checking your system first. I wasted mine and want others to benefit from this experience. I should have trusted my instincts. I already knew the wires were incompatible but I wanted to use the Nest thermostat so I called Nest customer service who then told me that a Nest Pro installer can rewire my system to make the thermostat work. Apparently the Nest Pro installer couldn't rewire my system because I have a communicating furnace that actually uses different wires to communicate with the entire system. So long story short, if you have DX+ and DX- wires, don't bother buying a Nest thermostat or having a Nest Pro installer come by because Nest will not work with your system.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response

        Nest Support

        We appreciate the feedback on this and we recommend posting this on the Nest Community page: https://www.nest-community.com/s/ to get maximum visibility for this. Nest

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      so far not impressed

      Posted
      timm

      I had some issues during the install with getting the unit to work. the ac never worked the fan would only blow. customer service was great. they helped me test until it started working. which was about an hour and a half. when I say started working I mean on its own when it felt like it it started. that made me a little weary off the bat. I had everything wired correctly from the beginning but after moving wires around during troubleshooting they ended up back where I originally had them it started working. from there it for the most part work. it kind of had a mind of it's own. it would set itself on random temperatures and a few times went to eco mode even when I disabled it. came home tonight and again the ac quit and couldn't get it back up. put the old thermostat back in. I'll return it for a new one then try again. hopefully with better luck. give it one more shot. when it works it's great.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response

        Nest Support

        We're sorry to hear about this experience you've had with the Nest E. If you're experiencing similar issues with the new one you've picked up, please don't hesitate to reach out to any of our support channels including our Social Media support through Facebook or Twitter to ensure everything is up and running as expected.

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    What experts are saying

    Rating: 4 out of 5 stars with 6 reviews

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