I received my Nest thermostat and barely had my jacket off before I was installing it.
The product is VERY Apple. When I lifted the top of the box, I predicted that the Nest would be facing up with nothing covering it…sure enough I was right, just like an iPhone. The quick-start installation guide was very complete, and they even include a small screwdriver to do the job. I had to use a trim plate because my old thermostat left some marks on the wall.
Setup was quick and easy, the entry for your wifi password resembles a combination lock and it is sort of a kick. The nest immediately downloaded a software update and updated itself flawless.
I’m pretty excited to see how much this can save me on my heating. I have been pretty bad in the past about turning down the heat when I leave for an entire day or weekend sometimes, so if nothing else this should pay for itself with the ability to crank down the heat from my iPhone. The app is simple and effective, by the way.
I’ll update when I get my first winter heating bill and compare it to last year.
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