I did not believe the hype but the deal was just too good to pass up. The Nest Thermostat really does pay for itself.
Only 4 months in and I have already saved $88.00!
I decided to buy into a great deal I just couldn’t pass up. The Nest Thermostat E. This thermostat is everywhere and had some pretty significant reviews.
There are 2 versions. One being the Nest Learning thermostat (the more expensive one) and the Nest Thermostat E (The one I purchased) the more budget friendly version.
Nest Learning Thermostat is on average (with no deal) — $249.00
- Multiple color options
- Compatible with more HVAC systems. ~10%
- Made from premium materials
- 2 Year Warranty
- Far-sight technology (display automatically lights when it detects you in the room) Though I have the budget friendly version and it does light up when you are near.
Nest Thermostat E (with no deal) — $169.00
- Less expensive
- 1 Year Warranty
- Has almost all the same features as the Learning Nest
- BUDGET FRIENDLY
I have now had the thermostat for a little over 5 months. I made the plunge based off word of mouth. Someone stated purchasing one will pay for itself.
Well it is TRUE! For once I bought a product that didn’t fail me.
I am happy I purchased the cheaper version through my electric company. Plus, I received a free Google Home Mini (still in the box)… but non-the less free.
Installation was easy and you can control the thermostat from anywhere!
For installation I watched a YouTube video. Installation was beyond simple. As long as your thermostat wiring is compatible you are golden. There is a questionnaire on the Nest website to check compatibility. Make sure you do this first prior to ordering.
Controlling the Nest from anywhere on your phone is a major bonus! Some may find this nerve wrecking. Or like a “Big Brother” situation. I am not one to think about this. If they want to listen in and know what is going on in your household. They will find a way.
For those of use who enjoy technology and don’t fret….
The Nest Thermostat has other bonuses besides basic temperature changes.
For instance I received a notice from Nest informing me to check my furnace and maybe change the filter. Our furnace had been acting funny and the Nest caught it!
This chart compares the charges I received the prior year during the winter verse this winter. The winter by me is extremely harsh this year vs. last year. So this may not seem like a huge difference but with the temperatures being -50 vs. 25 degrees, I am thrilled there is a decrease at all. I have yet to have an increase.
If the temperatures were not dramatically lower this year the energy cost would show more significant differences.
November being fall showed a major difference. This is what I expect to see more of once Spring is here.
This is just 4 Months of use. I will be updating this as time goes on and have a full year comparison.
As of now the Nest is working efficiently. Saving energy daily with it’s little green leaf. The Nest Thermostat really does pay for itself!
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