Customers love Nest products because they’re beautifully designed, loaded with innovative features, and intuitive to use. For residential use, the Nest Learning Thermostats, Nest Protect smoke and CO alarm, and Nest Wi-Fi video camera are top sellers. Contractors love these products because they are highly compatible with existing systems, work together seamlessly, and are simple to install.
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Every once in a while, a product comes along that is such a game-changer that even non-industry folks are wowed. Usually, though, it’s not something as ordinary as a thermostat. However, this nondescript appliance controls half of your home’s energy and is responsible for a whopping 10% of all energy usage in the United States. As a result, it shouldn’t be all that surprising that the Nest Learning Thermostat is capturing the imaginations of HVAC professionals and techies alike. After all, this revolutionary device promotes energy efficiency and promises to save you considerable money on the heating and cooling of your home.
Combining forward-thinking technology with an ultra-modern design concept, Nest’s first contribution to the HVAC market is a revelation. Billed as the world’s first and only self-programming thermostat, it “learns” the patterns of how you set the temperature in your home based on your manual adjustments. After about a week’s time, it is equipped with enough information to begin regulating it on its own. This means that it will automatically lower itself at night and, depending on the time of year, will either warm up or cool down in the daytime. It even stores this information graphically in a schedule that can easily be modified at any time to suit your energy needs.
A few novel features add to the product’s energy efficiency. One is an external meter that senses—in addition to temperature—activity, humidity and light. If there is a regular period of inactivity, it will trigger the Auto-Away function, preventing the system from heating or cooling an empty house. Another feature is the Nest Leaf, a visual indicator that appears when you’re saving energy. This helps you figure out the optimal settings for conserving energy in your home. Also, the Energy History feature monitors your energy usage and allows you to determine how best to use the system.
The extremely user-friendly, modern-retro look of the thermostat is one of its most striking features. It also is pretty much what you might expect from a design team overseen by a gentleman who helped develop the iPod and who ran Apple’s iPod and iPhone divisions for a number of years. The round, simple interface has a bright, large display that is easy to see. The aforementioned sensor keeps it dark when no one is around, and a reflective outer surface allows the unit to blend in no matter the surroundings. Also, in keeping with the advanced technological aspects of the system, a downloadable mobile application allows you to control it from anywhere.
Carrier Enterprise is proud and excited to now be carrying this product. If you would like to learn more about the Nest Learning Thermostat, please visit this section of our website.