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nest Learning Thermostat
 
Approximate retail price:
$330.00
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Type: Thermostats with remote access
About - nest Learning Thermostat

The nest Learning Thermostat is part of the thermostat test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, thermostat models like the Learning Thermostat are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Ease of use:
Denotes ease of setup and making routine adjustments and changes to setback programs, including overrides.

Ease of remote access:
Denotes ease of setup for Wi-Fi or other types of remote access.

Display:
Includes clarity and visibility of information.
Features & Specs - nest Learning Thermostat
info 7 day programmable Yes
info Graphic display Yes
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User Reviews - nest Learning Thermostat
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3.0
Still on the fence
11/17/2014
Pros
Easy To Adjust
Easy To Install
Cons
Reliability
Best Uses
Comment:
I've had a 2nd Gen Nest for about 2 years when we lived in a 1,300 sq ft condo. The condo had gas and forced hot water heating and no central AC, and the Nest was trouble-free, other than the occasional WiFi drop.<br /><br />We moved into our new 3,200 sq ft home this May, so naturally I purchased a second Nest to control the second zone. We have oil, three zones, two AC units and I was looking forward to what the Nest can handle for me. After 4 months of use, the first floor Nest (the one from the condo) started to act up. I had an Y1 error and weird things started to happen. The AC would run along with the heat. The heat never stopped running so I had to manually shut off the breaker. I contacted Nest for support and the rep told me I needed a new base plate. She sent me a base plate under the warranty and I was pleased. However, what I didn't know was the base plate would take 5 days to arrive, so I had to go and purchase an ordinary thermostat to hold me over. The new unit has been performing flawlessly, and I do hope it will continue to.<br /><br />My new Nest located on the second floor, about 10 ft from a WiFi repeater through one wall dops signal regularly. This is extremely annoying because sometimes it'll take hours for it to reconnect, and I have no way to control the thermostat.<br /><br />Overall, I am OK with the Nest's reliability since I had 2 years of trouble free operations. However, the base plate malfunction and the WiFi signal drop still bothers me. If it weren't for the $100 rebate from my energy company, I'd probably pass on the Nest.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
 
5.0
Works As Advertised
11/14/2014
Pros
Easy installation
Easy To Adjust
Easy To Install
Intuitive Controls
Precise Controls
Cons
Best Uses
Homes
Comment:
Been in service for over a year now. Has been trouble free so far. The auto away feature is really nice. Being able to control the A/C with my smartphone simply rocks.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
Nest failures
10/30/2014
Pros
Wifi
Cons
Can't Handle Both Functio
Best Uses
Looks Pretty
Temperature Display
Comment:
I am on my third unit and can find out if it truly the nest causing the system to crash or it is the system to affect the nest
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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