Nest Learning Thermostat: Conclusion
Google was obviously impressed with the Nest Learning Thermostat, but should you be?
If you want an easy way to jump on board the connected home bandwagon, the Nest Learning Thermostat offers that entry without having to spend a lot of money, learn a programming interface or otherwise get your hands dirty. It’s a simple, elegant solution. Nest reviews prove that letting the thermostat do its thing does actually result in savings and, depending on where you live, you might just be able to pick one up for free.
Being able to see at a glance what your heating or cooling system is doing (the Nest display is blue when cooling and orange when heating) or see when you’re saving energy (a green leaf is displayed) is a great way to remind you that the beige box that used to be on the wall probably accounted for half your yearly energy bills. If the visual cues don’t cut it, the energy reports Nest generates help put your energy use — and savings — in perspective.
And as AppleInsider and others point out in their Nest thermostat reviews, if nothing else, it’s nice to be able to grab your smartphone or tablet and change the temperature in the house without having to get out of bed. For some people, that feature alone will be worth the $249.
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