Nest - Thermostat E - white

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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97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (449 out of 464)

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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.


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.


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.

Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars with 461 reviews

97%of customers would recommend this to a friend



  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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


    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

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    • 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: 1 out of 5 stars

    Check compatibility before buying

    • 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

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    convenience and simplicity in a small package!

    • 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

    Easy to install and easy to use.


    I have had my nest e thermostat now for over a month and I love it. I have a w story home with 2 ac units. My family is downstairs during the day and upstairs at night. It did not take long for the thermostat to learn my habits and adjust the temp with out much effort from me. It works great with Alexa and google. Which is what I use to control the thermostat 90 % of the time. I love not having to run all over my house to change the temp. It talks to my xfinity security system. When I set the security for away it lowers the ac. I was considering the the regular nest but I'm the end I made the right choice. It blends in with the trim, and it does essentially the same thing as the more expensive nest. My only complaint is that the mounting bracket isnt included. The instructions say most homes do not need it. However mine did and the only way to get it is from nest themselves for 15 bucks. I went to the store and got a universal mounting bracket and that did the job.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great thermostat upgrade

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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This is an excellent upgrade to a basic thermostat and a great addition to a full-blown Nest thermostat. We have a Nest 2nd gen downstairs (zone 1) and a Nest E upstairs (zone 2). I had to install a new furnace controller that was compatible with the new wifi thermostats but what was quite simple as when my home was built, the HVAC guys left the full bundle of wires for the thermostats. Huge Plus! It was as simple as matching up the wires and following the prompts on the Nest E. Now I can keep an eye on temperature and humidity in my home while I am away and make sure the pets are comfortable. You basically set it up and forget about. As you change the temperature to you match you comfort level, the thermostat learns what you like and when you are around. Before you know it, there is a custom schedule for you and your home.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    not worth money for 2 reasons


    This not worth the money for 2 reasons. 1. I expected it to work with Alexa but it doesn't. Hidden in their support documents is a statement that not all locations work with alexa. Not sure what Location has to do with it, but definitely deceptive on Nest part. They advertise it works with Alexa. 2. If you are retired or not on a schedule the smart learning is a pain. It turns on when you don't want and off when you want it on. Definitely spend more time adjusting the thermostat than I did the old one. Also it is suppose to go to 60 when I leave and today I came home to the house at 70 even though the thermostat was set at 68 when I left. I spoke to a rep at the company and he basically said that there was nothing he could do and maybe a future update will fix it. Extremely disappointed with this company and this product. I did extensive research before purchasing this, but didn't think there was a need to read thehelp manual.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    You won’t regret a Nest


    My Nest arrived with simple, concise instructions about how to install and set it up. I didn’t know if I could actually install a thermostat, but Nest made it so simple. You don’t even have to screw the wires into the ports, you just push a button and in it goes! Once connected, it took over and walked itself through set up. It asked me to choose language, location, etc. Once set up was finished, it checked the heat itself. When it was done I established settings like what temperatures I want during the night, day, when I’m home, or away. And that’s it! It’s super easy to set up. And I can control everything from my phone no matter where I am, or from the device on the wall. I love that I can warm up the house when I’m on my way home, even when I’m not coming and going on a regular schedule. I love my Nest, and have already recommended it to so many people.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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