Nest Learning Thermostat: Thinking Differently About Heating and Cooling
When you read any of the hundreds of Nest reviews, the first thing that immediately makes the Nest Learning Thermostat stand out is its design. We’ve grown accustomed to thermostats as beige boxes with a temperature readout and not much else. The Nest Learning Thermostat bears almost no physical resemblance to these devices.
Nest’s version is a stainless steel ring with an LED display in the center– the 2.0 version of the Nest Learning Thermostat is 20% thinner than the first.
And while the appearance is what first draws attention, as pointed out in Nest reviews, it’s the “learning” part of the Nest Learning Thermostat that hooks users and scores the most points. The device connects to your Wi-Fi network and is equipped with sensors and the smarts to figure out your patterns of heating and cooling use — which it then automates.
Any Nest thermostat review also points out that the device learns specifics about your home, such as how long it takes to reach a certain temperature. Motion detection not only brings the backlit display to life, but Nest uses it to adjust the temperature based on whether it decides someone is home or not.
You can also manually adjust the Nest like any other thermostat, or adjust it remotely using a smartphone app. But there’s no programming required, upping the appeal for those who are less than tech savvy.