• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Happy and surprised

    • Written by from Lakewood Ranch

    I have to say, pleasantly surprised all the way around.. easy install, has performed over the past 6 month (almost) flawlessly. I say almost, only because it dropped wifi i think 1 time... but seriously, I couldn't be happier... You will enjoy, without doubt!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic times 3!

    • Written by from CHICAGO

    Have had one installed in our weekend home, and recently installed two more in our primary home. Installation is so intuitive, even I can do it in about 10-15 minutes per. I've always turned off the learning/auto-away functions and use it only to adjust when we'll be away, and to turn back on a few hours before we return. Very elegant app, and great looking with any decor. Love the nests.

    4 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from calgary

    Well if that wasn't the easiest installation I have ever done, even for a woman...lol
    I had it up and running within 20 minutes and it works Excellent so far.
    Every thing is explained to a "T" and pretty much child proof..
    I'm on my way for the first day as to a schedule for my NEST.. will inform you all at a later date.
    VERY HAPPY so far .... I love the fact that you can control your heat from your phone app..
    especially if you have pets! A++

    1 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Use Your MAIN WiFi Account

    • Written by from Surrey

    I have been using the NEST 2nd Gen Thermostat for over 10 months now and LOVE IT! It "learns" and can be "programmed" to a set schedule if you want. I have mine set to start warming things up 30 min before my alarm goes off, nice to wake up to a warm house.

    Wi-Fi Heads Up:
    I changed my home Wi-Fi to the new Apple Time Capsule (Tower) about 3 months ago and a little issue showed up.

    When I got the new Time Capsule I set up a "guest" wi-fi account and used that for the NEST, this did not work well. After a while the NEST stopped communicating on-line, turns out the security Apple builds in for a "guest" wi-fi account is actually pretty good and that interfered with the ability for the NEST to do it's thing over an extended period of time. I simply set the NEST up on my MASTER wi-fi account and it has not skipped a beat since (over 2 months now on the new account). Working PERFECT!!

    Being able to control from the app is awesome! If you travel, about an hour before getting home simply switch it to "home" from "auto away" and when you walk in, temp will be perfect!


    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great thermostat!

    • Written by from Hickory Hills

    After months of struggling with a thermostat that I never seemed to understand, the second generation Nest Learning Thermostat was born, and I bought it!

    I love this thermostat. I've had it for about 6 months now and have no complaints. Install was super easy, connecting was easy too. I love being able to check the temperature from my phone at all times and being able to warm up the house if my day ends early for some reason.

    Auto away is great. Sometimes when I make a quick stop at home I find myself hiding from the thermostat so that it doesn't see me and turn on. (Frequent on and off of HVAC equipment is bad)

    I have had no power issues or errors appear on the nest. I have had few network issues but those fell on the cable company (my laptop and smart tv wouldn't connect either)

    The bottom line is I just wanted a thermostat that I knew how to use so that I would actually use it. I love my Nest.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Implementation, Perfect Product

    • Written by from Concord

    I recently installed two Nests. I had held off because I was concerned about what I was getting into. Now I am kicking myself for holding off. First, Nest comes with pretty much everything you need (right down to a screwdriver). They even supply little labels for the wires, so that once you remove the old thermostat you will not be confused about which wire goes where. Another nice touch, they supply a backing plate in case the previous thermostat was larger and the wall is in less than perfect condition.

    Install time --> This literally took under 15 minutes. From start to finish. Not an issue at all.

    Using the Nest is a breeze. If you are not technically minded, then you just turn it right to increase the temperature and turn it left to decrease. That's it. That's all you have to do.

    However, if you are technically minded, the Nest will (quite easily, actually) connect to your wireless network. Once connected you can change your temperature settings from anywhere. Leaving on a trip and forgot to set the thermostat accordingly? No problem (more on this later... Auto Away... Awesome). Getting ready to leave the office and you want to make sure the house is the proper temperature when you get home? Piece of cake. My personal favorite: Feeling a little cold while watching TV, but REALLY don't want to get up to fix it? Not an issue, just pick up your smart phone and turn it up a degree or two.

    Humidity control, power saving features like running the fan when heat or AC isn't necessary, polling the predicted weather over the internet to make decisions about how to best cool the house, sun blocker technology so the unit will not freeze you out just because your builder was an idiot and put the thermostat directly in the path of sunlight. These are all things that are built into this product. Finally, Auto-Away. The unit detects when you are away and automatically switches into Away mode, where it will keep the temperature from getting too high or too low, but won't run unless it absolutely needs to. Saving you money. Live in a hot and humid area? It will even adjust the temperature to make sure the humidity doesn't reach the dreaded Mold producing levels.

    This is a perfect product.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Leesville

    If it wasn't for the lack of the logo, I'd swear this is an Apple product. It is elegant, thoughtful, and superbly constructed with sturdy materials. The box even has that "new Mac smell," and if you own a Mac, you know what I'm talking about! I've only had it for a week, but so far I'm very impressed. We'll be purchasing another one for our other rooms. The "Father of the iPod" has gone on to do great things!

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Gorgeous design & impressively engineered. Buy it!

    • Written by from Nashua

    A beautiful, beautiful, piece that will turn heads and turn down your electric bill, this well thought out thermostat is an architectural element that will literally pay for itself over time. (And you can adjust the temp without getting out of bed!) Honestly, I would've bought it just for the design, but Nest did it right, and made it better than all of the rest for the number crunchers concerned with a return on their investment too.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Convenient, Very Happy

    • Written by from Austin

    Great product. No regrets. Love adjusting the thermostat remotely.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    HAL 9000

    • Written by from Moreno Valley

    HAL 9000 is what I named my Nest. This is one of the coolest things that I have ever bought. My old thermostat would always turn off and on at different times, yet it was not broken. When I installed it—the old unit—I set up a schedule. Yet 2 years later it seemed like it either never went by the schedule or just ignored it all together. Like many people, my energy savings went out of the door. I replaced it with the Nest—read Hal 9000—this thing is unbelievable! First off, they have thought of everything. The install, they have plates that cover up your old thermostat's hole... they include a screwdriver to disconnect the leads/wires from the old setup... they even have a leveler with the green fluid and bubble built into the unit so you know it is level. After the install be prepared to be amazed. This thing has wifi, learns your habits, you can operate from your phone or computer—it even senses when you are standing infront of it! This things is like strapping an iPhone/ipod/ipad to your heating and cooling system. Hal 9000- I mean the Nest is amazing! The only problem that I am having is explaining to my friends that they need to come over to my house to check out my killer thermostat. They think its weird until they see it, and then they want one. Only thing left to do now is teach it to open the pod bay doors, and then tell it to refuse to open them after I ask.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Innisfil

    I have had this for over three months now, and I am truly amazed with it.
    I like the fact that if I go away for a few days, I don't have to worry about setting up a new schedule, it knows I am away and takes care of everything.

    On my way home form a weekend of fishing, I can turn on the air conditioning before I get home, so the house is cool by the time I get there.

    I really like not having to switch the thermostat from heat to cool, it just knows what to do.

    A fantastic device. I think it is overpriced, but I still bought one and I am very happy with it.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Thermostat you can buy

    • Written by from Spokane

    My wife pre-ordered me one of these when they first came out a couple of years back - and I love it. Nest has updated both the iOS software and the software running the unit itself many times with new features and enhancements and they've all worked perfectly. It's interesting to review the history it keeps and learn how often your furnace or AC kicks on in different weather conditions. Over the years, I've turned it into a game of how much I can save by either letting it work itself, or even for example actively cooling the house at night. When we are away on vacation, it's even piece of mind to know that nobody came into your house (and that it's still standing!). I actively turn it on when I'm an hour or so away from home so that the house is up to temperature when we get home. I bet that becomes a feature with future software updates. No doubt the most used iOS App on my iPhone. Check them out at Lowes if you're unsure - but you won't regret buying this thing!

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does it all

    • Written by from Santa Barbara

    It took me 10-15 min to set it up. Works great and I like the look of the device. I just got it so I am still experimenting with it but its got lots of options. I'm looking forward to playing with it and enjoying the benefits.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing is an understatement

    • Written by from Fresno

    Sooo I bought two of these jewels for my home. Setup was a snap. I had them both working in less time than it took for the software to update. The energy reporting day over day is really helpful. The remote access is great fun. We were out of town for the weekend. We set the temp to 80 and cut the usage for one unit to 0 hours compared to 6 hours and the other to about 6 hours instead of 11 hours (two story house). When we left for home we set them back to 77 and when we walked in the door the entire house was cool and comfortable. I am very anxious to see what kind of energy savings we will enjoy now that we can really monitor our usage. Only criticism, is I wish the daily energy usage could also be viewed real time every six hours day over day.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Thermostat!

    • Written by from Conshohocken

    Works great. iPhone 4S app is amazing. Very intuitive. Looks great. "Away" feature allows you to use the A/C or heating less and save $$$. Really nice to be able to go away on vacation and turn it on remotely before you get home.

    And great customer service. I thought I had a hardware issue that likely was software related but support helped me out over a couple phone calls. Even sent me replacement parts and a charging cable all free of charge. Highly recommend.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Austin

    I never thought a thermostat could upgrade a room. I know my old white one that was stuck on 74 degrees wasn't very pretty. My new lovely Nest thermostat is gorgeous! And it almost feels like my AC works better now. This is one of the coolest gadgets I have ever bought. I think I might like it more than my iPad or iPhone....well, at least I equally love them all.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Product

    • Written by from Clermont

    Easy to install, took 20 minutes, and over the last 5 months saved us about 20% in our electric bill. This is the best consumer product I have purchased in many years.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love It!

    • Written by from Bethesda

    I've had the nest for a little over a month. I have yet to see another power bill to compare savings, but intuitively, I know I have saved money.

    The installation is easy. Just take a picture of your current thermostat's wiring, use the Nest website to determine if your system is compatible, and then its as simple as taking the old unit off and reconnecting the new one with maybe a few holes needing to be drilled. Programming the unit was relatively easy too. Once I manually entered the wifi password, just about everything else I could do from my laptop.

    Once you set up the system, it does learn your habits, but it also has settings to keep various temperatures during the day and an away feature that can be set. The way I see it, you have redundant options to keep your house comfortable without wasting power.

    One feature I love is the iPhone app. I can monitor the house temperature throughout the day. I often use this feature when I am leaving work to ensure that the house is comfortable by the time I arrive home.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple to install, works flawlessly

    • Written by from Media

    Even the packaging on this product was very well done. Installed in under 15 minutes. I used the back plate to prevent patching and painting the area behind my previous programmable thermostat. The setup is elegant. I have a forced air system with gas for heat, and so far I have only used the A/C portion. I can control the thermostat from my iPhone, iPad, computer or old school - right on the thermostat. The quality is exceptional and certainly justifies a higher cost. Not sure $250 is the magic number but if you look at it from a cost savings perspective, it will likely pay for itself eventually, but not quickly. I also own Philips Hue lighting and the iOS software for the Nest is significantly better. I did not have to call technical support so I can't really comment there. Easy to adjust whether you are in the house or on the go. Obvious Apple design influence. Bottom line: looks great, works as advertised, software is well designed, easy to install, and great to be able to control remotely. I have not used it long enough to get a sense of the self learning benefits, but tracking is easy with the software provided.