Nest Learning Thermostat review
The Nest Learning Thermostat is part of the new generation of smart heating controllers. Designed to learn your habits and adapt to to way you use your home. The Nest Learning thermostat is designed to guide you on your path to lower fuel consumption and lower energy bills.
How does the Nest Learning Thermostat work ?
When you first start using your nest learning thermostat. The unit is programmed manually. As you use the thermostat over the course of the week, it learns your heating cycles.
The blurb from the nest.com website
The Nest Learning Thermostat saved around 2 billion kWh of energy in 2015 alone. That’s equivalent to the energy used by 14 million TVs per year.
When you choose an energy-saving temperature on the Nest Thermostat, you’ll see a Nest Leaf. By adjusting it just one degree lower or higher than you’re used to, you can save up to 5% on your heating and cooling bill. Our customers love the challenge. In fact, they’ve earned nearly 300 million Leafs this year. ( this is a sign of how smart prompting from or devices can alter our habits, Expect your refrigerator to tell you you’re fat and to stop eating pies soon.)
When everyone leaves the house, the Nest Thermostat turns itself down using Auto-Away. That saves energy because you’re not heating or cooling an empty home. We’ve calculated that by the end of December, Nest homes will have hit 1 billion Auto-Away hours. That’s 1 billion hours of heating or cooling saved.
So you can see that saving energy and looking great is the main priority of the nest.com team,
How Much does it cost ?
It is available at the time of writing this article for £249.99 in the UK. Expect this price to drop as the technology becomes more common in the home.
What are the alternatives ?