Thermostats are the biggest eaters of gas and electricity in our households. If left carelessly on a high setting, bills are also put on a high setting. Meanwhile, it may remind you of a Kubrick film while you’re installing it.
Nest is a thermostat interface made out of a solid, stainless steel ring. It has a width of 1.26” and a diameter of 3.20”.
It also features a bright LCD screen with a resolution of 320x320px display that is 1.75” in diameter.
For its battery, it has a rechargeable lithium ion battery that could last for plenty of hours.
Nest is a control interface. It’s designed to work as an intelligent remote for a claimed 95% of 24V heating and cooling systems that control gas, electric, forced air, heat pump, radiant, oil, water, solar and geothermal. This is information directly from its manufacturer’s website.
Meanwhile, its Learning Thermostat can control Heating and Cooling in different stages. It also controls the heat pumps of your HVAC. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers, fans and the power itself are also controlled by Nest.
It only consumes less than 0.03kWh per month and comes with a warranty of two years.
Amanda had purchased one of these nifty devices before winter even came along. George and I know that she’s not really that good with electronics. But the funny part was that she was able to install it without much trouble. This must mean that it’s really very easy to install.
Amanda said she loves the Nest because its automatic default setting (before you even begin teaching it) is The Leaf. This means that the setting is energy-efficient according to system calculations. I guess even before you leave it alone, it actually intends to help you save money already!
But the thing with Nest is that it isn’t a power scheduler. Instead, it creates its own schedule based on your preferences. This means you won’t need to manually input everything for the week. It just creates its own schedule based on your preferences.
Nest is already amazing because of its learning capabilities, but nest excels more in learning by itself.
It acts, as if it is its own owner. It actually measures the time needed to cool your home. Amanda said through a call that she found her home warmed up nicely in 45 minutes at a certain setting. Amanda also exclaimed she found it awesome that Nest could select a longer time to improve temperature whichever saves more energy in the process.
Cool to Dry and AirWave has been her biggest favorites as of yet, she said. Cool to Dry actually kept the house in a very cool temperature to make sure no moisture forms inside the home. Airwave actually helped run the conditioner less and guaranteed the room stayed cool.
Based on George, Amanda and my analysis, the only bad thing about Nest is that it is pricey. You would be paying $240 dollars for a single HAL9000 intelligence module that measures your home’s temperature and adjusts it. You would even need multiple of these to make sure your house is energy efficient.
But the pay off is definitely worth it. From a $1,000 monthly spending bill for just using the HVAC, Amanda said that she actually pays only $700 for their bills now. What an achievement.