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Nest Thermostat

Nest Thermostat   The Nest Thermostat is one of the household names in smart home technology. They’ve been around since 2011 and paved the way for a solid stream of smart home climate control products following in Nest’s wake. Yet despite having been around a while, the Nest continues to be one of the most richly featured products on the market. Nest’s commitment to keeping this product cutting edge is apparent in everything from its form factor to the hardware driving it.   Nerds On Call are experts at installing smart home products. If you’re looking for professional quality installation and a hookup to existing networked devices in your home, give us a call on 1-800-919-6373 or use our contact form. We are the nerds you’re looking for!

Key Features of the Nest Thermostat

There’s one powerful selling feature of the Nest Thermostat we’d be remiss not to mention first and foremost: it’s designed to save energy without compromising comfort. Nest has helped millions of homeowners conserve billions of kWh in energy.  The average Nest owner pays 10-15% less for electricity. This means it’s a product which pays for itself surprisingly quickly. It’s also “easy tech.” Meaning, everything about its interface is designed to make your life easy. You’re not confronted with overwhelming options. Those features are there but they’re out of sight until you actually need them. The end result is a thermostat you can use effortlessly. You can be half blind and in the full throes of morning grogginess and still alter your temperature without a moment’s existential dread. Nest display Then there’s the really juicy feature set surrounding artificial intelligence. The Nest Thermostat is dazzlingly smart. Sensors are embedded in the device to recognize movement. When detected, the display lights up with stats like time, temperature, and weather. For the first week post-installation, use the Nest like you would your old thermostat. Change the temperature manually as needed, allowing Nest to learn your preferences. Gradually though, you’ll start to notice that Nest starts to anticipate your requirements. It never stops learning either, adapting to you and your family’s preferences over time. Nest thermostat temp control screen

How Smart Home Friendly Is This Product?

A deep design philosophy behind all Nest products is device-friendliness. Any product in the Nest ecosystem is going to work seamlessly alongside this product. You can also hook it up to a range of smart speakers including Alexa. Sweet - voice control! The Nest Thermostat is fully compatible with the Nest family of products, Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Phillips Hue, Wemo, Harmony and so many more smart home devices. The majority of home hub assistants will work with Nest, but if you have a specific product you aren’t sure about let us know - we can confirm compatibility for you. So, yes. This device is absolutely a hot pick if you’re looking for devices which are going to cooperate with one another to create a solid smart home technology line-up.  

Installation and Setup

They’re not outrageously difficult to set up. However, we do recommend that you consider having it installed by a nerds technician, because a) We’ll configure it for you and make the whole process as painless as possible, and b) We can hook it up to all your existing devices. There’s a good chance we can give you an even better bang for your buck.
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Questions nerds often hear about Nest Thermostat

Will the Nest Thermostat work with my heater/air conditioner?

The latest version of the Nest Learning Thermostat Compatible with 95% of 24V heating and air units.  The Thermostat E model lacks some of the on-unit display and is compatible with 85% of 24V heating and air units. It’s a bit less expensive but still gives you energy savings, app-based control, and remote temp sensing.

What devices can the Nest Thermostat sync with?

The Nest Thermostat is fully compatible with the Nest family of products, Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Phillips Hue, Wemo, Harmony and so many more smart home devices. The majority of home hub assistants will work with Nest, but if you have a specific product you aren’t sure about let us know – we can confirm compatibility for you.

How will my data be used?

Nest does not resell your data to any third-parties. To prevent possible misuse, all your data is encrypted to ensure it’s safe.