Like many of you, I never really gave much thought to something as basic as my thermostat. So long as it kicked on the heater or air conditioner when I needed it to, I was happy. Nonetheless I’ll admit I was a bit intrigued when I read about the Nest Learning Thermostat when it was announced back in October 2011 but even then, the thought of purchasing one never really crossed my mind.
I followed Nest and the success they were having with their connected thermostat over the course of the past two years and after making the decision to replace all incandescent light bulbs in my apartment with energy efficient LED units, I also decided it would be as good a time as any to see exactly what the Nest was all about.
The Nest Learning Thermostat is an intelligent thermostat. Turn the dial up provide heat and down to provide cooling. The Nest records your initial settings and start to take over after a week. It interacts with your Wi-Fi connection and receive updates over-the-air. Users can also remotely log into the thermostat to control it away from home on a computer, tablet or smartphone.
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