The Nest Smart Thermostat is an ENERGY STAR certified device that is programmable for efficient use by a smart home. It is not only easy to use, but it saves you a significant amount of energy by adapting to and working around your schedule. Utility bills can be a big headache, and Nest Smart helps reduce these heating and cooling bills.
Design and Setup
It has a slim design of measurements 1.2” thick and 3.3” diameters, with a large display of 2.1 vs. 1.8”, and a higher resolution. It is available in black to blend in with stylish décor and dark walls, stainless steel for that classy look, copper that gives warmth and white for those who prefer a subtle look.
To key in information, press the outer ring for the main menu while turning it left or right to find an item of your choice. Once you’ve done that, use the outer ring again to click on your selection. It is easy-to-use with fast, precise movements.
The mobile app will give you a video tutorial on how to go about the installation process. On their website is a system match that enables users to know if the thermostat will work with their existing wiring. After installation, you may need to charge for about 30 minutes which is not always the case.
For those who are not very excited about constantly making adjustments to their thermostats, the Nest Smart has an Auto-schedule which is a great option. Within some time, it creates a schedule according to your habits and lifestyle. Of course, this can be adjusted.
It contains temperature sensors as well as ambient light, activity, and humidity sensors. The third generation Nest Smart Thermostat has a Farsight feature that lights up when you enter a room. Previous versions require you to be in front of the device before they light up.
The thermostat is equipped with a Bluetooth radio, Wi-Fi circuitry, and 512MB of memory. It works extremely well with other Nest devices like the Nest security cameras and the Protect smoke detector. You can also connect it to many other smart products.
The package comes with a screwdriver for installation which is a rare occurrence. The Nest thermostat has a built-in battery which extracts energy from your HVAC wiring. This is a plus as it eliminates the need for battery replacement.
Warranty and Support
Installation is fairly simple, but you can contact the customer support team if you are experiencing any difficulties. Professional installation is recommended by Nest if you have a dual-fuel system, a whole-home dehumidifier, or a dehumidifier.
They are available on social media, live chat, phone, and email. They also have an online community forum where employees and users get to interact, share information, and ask questions regarding the product. Nest Smart Thermostat has a two-year warranty.