Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.
In this day and age, technology is king. We love our smart phones, our computers, and anything that keeps us connected to the world around us. So naturally having our homes connected is not only helpful to our every day life, it’s also really cool, ha! And you know where the best place to go for all things connected right? Best Buy of course! Best Buy has an endless amount of technology products that make our lives easier and more fun. I was given the chance to check out the Nest Smart Thermostat and I was super thrilled to check it out and tell you all about it!
So what is the Nest Smart Thermostat?
The Nest 3rd Generation Programmable Wi-Fi Learning Thermostat: Take control of your home’s heating and cooling without lifting a finger with this thermostat, which learns your habits and adjusts to automatically regulate your home’s temperature based on your schedule. The Nest Leaf feature alerts you when you choose a temperature that’s energy efficient. In independent studies, the Nest Thermostat saved an average of 10-12% on heating bills and 15% on cooling bills.And it’s got a sleek look that will go well in anyone’s home. Not only is it energy efficient, but it will ensure the temperature of your home is always exactly where you want it to be. There is no need to set preferences – within a week, the Nest learning thermostat starts programming itself. It learns your habits and adjusts automatically, regulating your home’s temperature based on your schedule – which can save you energy and money.
For those of us that are out of the home a lot The Nest Thermostat automatically turns itself down when you’re away to avoid heating or cooling an empty home. How cool is that!? And as long as you have access to wifi you can connect the Nest Thermostat to change the temperature from your phone, tablet or laptop.
To get the most out of your Nest, connect to your existing home’s Wi Fi network and download the free app from iTunes or GooglePlay – this allow you to manage your home’s temp from your smartphone, tablet or laptop, even when you’re miles away
To ensure you have the best connection to use your new Nest, you will need a great Router to use it with!
The Netgear® Nighthawk™ DST Router and DST Adapter with Geek Squad included is new and exclusively at Best Buy!
This is a brand new router that was exclusively developed between Netgear, an industry leader in the networking world, and Best Buy, to help provide consumers with an easy, all-in-one solution to support their home’s connected devices. As the number of Wi-Fi dependent products increase in a home – the average US household has 7 “connected devices” – from smart phones (often several in a home), to tablets, to laptops, to computers, and Wi-Fi printers, this puts a strain on the home’s network, especially the router. With the interest in online gaming and 4k TVs, connected devices such as smart thermostats, plus the need to stream shows from Netflix or hulu, it places even more demands on the network. Many households may experience slow Wi-Fi, dropped calls, or experience “dead zones” – which could be improved upon with an “AC” router, Wi-Fi extenders and expert help.
It’s easy to set up and easy to use. Don’t forget to take advantage of Geek Squad to help you in any way you need!
Great review on the Nest. You should try the Honeywell Lyric too. It’s a great smart thermostat as well…lots of nice features.