• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding product, great practical use of today's technology.

    • Written by from overland park

    Great product. Easy DIY installation and set up. Helps save energy automatically by adjusting temp settings to your impute, either manually or automatically when you are home. It learns your comfortable/preferred temp settings rather than having to program it.
    And you can completely control it (temp settings, heat or cool on and off, etc) from your iPhone or iPad.

    Although not cheap, I bought 2 first generation units for our new house (one for up stairs, one for down stairs) and have been very impressed with easy of operation. I sit in bed at night and adjust either thermostat using my iPhone or iPad (or sit in a hotel room miles away) and see the outside temp and adjust the thermostat if it has not already learned my preferences.

    339 of 371 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Really great, easy to install

    • Written by from HASTINGS

    This product was simple to install. I am by no means a home improvement do it yourself type. I've never even thought of taking apart my thermostat before. However, this was very easy to install and has been a joy to use. i'm very impressed and happy with this product.

    284 of 310 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    • Written by from Laurel

    This product is truly amazing. I had a little trouble getting it to work with my system but the nest help center walked me through it on the phone. I would recommend it to everyone.

    289 of 320 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    One of the few products I've ever bought that exceeds the hype.

    • Written by from LOS ANGELES

    1. Absolutely love the smart software - I've been using for about 5 months and the bills are about 15% lower than last year. The nest should pay for itself in savings before 2 years.

    2. Love being able to control from my phone. I recently forgot to turn off the heat when I left town. And when I smugly went to the app to do it, it had already gone to auto-away when it stopped detecting me in the house.

    3. Design. I get curious and positive comments about it from just about every visitor.

    I feel like an iPhone got my old thermostat drunk, took advantage, and 9 months later the Nest was born. Great product, giving as gifts to folks and brother this holiday.

    139 of 147 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nest 1st generation

    • Written by from TROY

    I've had my Nest thermostat since December 2011, and have been very pleased with the results. Also, glad to see that even though new version came out - I still get same software updates and functionality. 2 neighbors have since bought one also.

    129 of 139 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It Just Works & Saves

    • Written by from York

    Have three 1st gen units since last December and they just work together. They may cost a bit more but here in PA I saved over $300 just this summer on our cooling costs and came out of last winter with a credit to our nat gas heating cost. The Airwave feature alone makes you wonder what took so long for this feature to come out of the industry. One nice thing is that these units get a software update once released automatically. I feature I wish it had was the ability to just turn on the fan without turning on heating or cooling.

    Like others stated pretty straight forward to install just make sure your system is compatible. The app makes it easy to control while away. In the past while on summer vacation I had someone come in and turn the AC so the house would be cool once back but this year I was able to take it down from 80 degrees in steps rather then all at once.

    60 of 68 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fabulous

    • Written by from Pleasanton

    We LOVE the nest - I installed it myself, processed 2 updates and I couldn't be happier. We put our nest in the home we purchased to retire to. We aren't spending enough time there yet BUT with our Nest we can set to warm or cool for when we arrive. It "learned" our habits and has already paid us back the investment.
    I did have to contact customer service when I was installing and they were GREAT - helped me out and made sure it was running perfectly.
    So, what are you waiting for? You will be wondering why you hesitated. DO IT !
    ( I don't know any employees at Nest but I'd LOVE to work for them that's how much I love this product!)

    55 of 59 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to Install! Save a lot of Money...

    • Written by from Washington

    My old neighbors had the first generation NEST and they swore by it. They told me that in a couple of months (3 in total) they had already saved as much money as the NEST had cost them. I was a little suspicious of the hype behind it all, but after the second generation NEST came out, I finally gave in and bought it.
    It took a little more than 30 minutes to install and just watching the video that NEST has on the website is enough for you to do it.
    After a week, it learns your pattern and makes one initial one for you to save money, but it never really stops to learn. Its AWAY mode is brilliant and having access to it on your iPhone or computer is priceless... I would highly recommend it to anyone...

    27 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    NEST is Awesome

    • Written by from Jackson

    I just installed my Nest and I must say I love it. There is no lag in turning on my HVAC system I just dial the temp and the HVAC system is instant on. I bought one to try it out and I absolutely will purchase another. Just a tip when reading these reviews, the one star ratings are from home installers who didn't research their problems or install the NEST correctly. The NEST is NOT an iPhone, it gets power from the HVAC system so you don't need to charge the batteries (Clue one). The battery issue and voltage problems are because it isn't installed correctly (Clue 2). Your HVAC system has an Rc and Rh wire with is Hot (heat) and Hot (cold) in MOST system the Nest can use this for power, but SOME require a common wire (C) which these people obviously didn't install (Clue 3). What happens is exactly what these people describe the NEST works great for a few months and then dies. This is because it has a battery backup to keep its settings during power outages (Clue 4). No I don't work for Nest, I just feel its not right to rip apart a product because someone did a self install incorrectly. Also, I wanted to add this because these misleading reviews almost made me not purchase this unit so do your research and you will see these people didn't install it correctly. Anyway this thing is awesome and I love....

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nest

    • Written by from Dollard Des Ormeaux

    This product is amazing! You can control your thermostat from wherever you are whenever you are. Don't worry if you've been gone for 2 weeks and you think all the air conditioning has gone to waste and will cost you a ton of money because with the Nest you can put it to a certain setting so that it will save you energy and money.

    22 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best gadget purchase of 2012

    • Written by from Omaha

    Awesome product. My "do it yourself" skills are limited to changing light bulbs, but even I was able to install this thing on my own in under an hour. Coolest app enabled accessory I've purchased so far. Very easy to use and intuitive. I would definitely recommend it to anyone.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing!

    • Written by from roswell

    This Thermostat is beyond anything that I have seen. It has already saved me money on my heating for this winter. I would recommend it to any to buy!

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The circle is now complete

    • Written by from Calgary

    At last I can have control of the thermostat wherever in the galaxy.
    My wife hates this device. I love it!!!

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Product

    • Written by from Brandon

    This thermostat is amazing, it has helped with my energy bill more than any other thermostat that I have tried over the past 10 years.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    East to Install - Easy to use!

    • Written by from Valley City

    I installed 2 Nest Thermostats in our home. They work great with my iPhone and were easy to install even for a novice like me. Great Product

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nest 2nd Gen Thermostat

    • Written by from Cary

    I recently upgraded my upstairs and downstairs HVAC units. I also installed 2 Nest thermostats. The devices are truly amazing. Rather than adapt to some old paradigm of programming a device these devices adapt and learn from your habits and schedule. In a few days I could not imagine going back to a conventional programmable thermostat. Easy to install and get running. It may be more difficult for me to determine energy savings since I replaced my HVAC units. But having a device adapt to you rather than you adapt to it is great. Revolutionary just as the iPhone was. Highly recommended.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    10 stars

    • Written by from Normal

    This thing is incredible. The future of affordable smart homes is here and make this your first step into it. The guy who created this helped to create the original iPod, so you know that this is top notch gear. 10 minutes to hook up, 5 minutes to set up online account.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is a hot product that is totally cool...

    • Written by from Van Nuys

    I was amazed at the thought and expense that went into the packaging of this product, even a fancy screwdriver set with interchangeable heads. It almost looks like an Apple product.
    The installation was dead easy, complete with colored stickers you wrap around the original wall wires so you don't get confused.
    The unit worked straight away after I figured out how the programing works.
    Looks great, works well, and we have no issues with it.
    Highly recommended.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very pleased

    • Written by from Live Oak

    Before buying, I used Nest's website to confirm if my thermostat hookups were compatible. An easy, but incredibly important step.
    The installation was simple, but I took my time since I wanted everything to be perfect.

    A negative surprise: It may've been my router (Motorola Surfboard SBG6580), but I found I had to Broadcast my SSID (router name). Most people have this broadcasting all the time, but I prefer to not do so. Nest would not connect for me unless I set the router to the default (allow broadcasting).

    Note: I didn't call Nest to confirm, but I could've.

    Once that change was made, everything connected and setup was smooth as silk. The UI is incredible in my opinion, and I also took the time to learn more about my house (had just bought this house) when I received prompts that I was unfamiliar with (like whether I had 2-stage heating). Nest's site helped with this also, but I still had to do some research on my own, which was not a problem.

    Since then, our AC is running much less often and somehow the house is incredibly more cool. For the first time in my life, I am comfortable with 80°… I usually kept it at 75° in this house with the old Thermostat and in previous houses. I honestly don't understand what all Nest does differently, but I am surprisingly more comfortable at these higher temps now… with is a great feeling when the weather outside is usually 100° or above this time of year.

    So even though I still do wish Nest could find my wifi without the Broadcasting option turned on, the benefit FAR outweighs the single edge-case drawback that I mentioned.

    Also, I want you to hear this: I ALMOST didn't order the Nest due to the negative feedback some posters were leaving here on this site. I eventually ran across another review that more or less discredited a huge number of 1-star posts by explaining the reason for their complaints (he was an HVAC tech, he explained, and his post was technical and well written - boiled down to these 1-star raters not having compatible systems, which would've been detected simply by following the guide on Nest's site). So I went for it and am so very glad I did.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Recommended!

    • Written by from Annapolis

    This is a huge improvement over all traditional or programmable thermostats. The ability to remotely access and command it is reason enough to own one or more, if you have multiple zones, as you can command or manage them from a single location, even after you've gone to bed. It's ability to sense when you have left the premises means you'll never again heat or cool an empty house because you forgot to set it before leaving. You'll get useful reports of your most recent 10 days of energy use, and will wish it was at least a full month to compare with your utility bill. It's relatively simple to install and set up initially, but has enough depth of options to satisfy your "control freak" tendencies. When auxiliary heat is needed, it isn't smart enough to keep the heat pump running continuously, but is otherwise pretty with it. Since it is online and can be continuously updated with new software, it should get even better with time.

    5 of 6 people found this useful