The Nest Thermostat is a lovely piece of work that brings thermostat technology forward and away from the dull, boring and antiquated units from Honeywell and the like that do no more than frustrate the average home owner. Nest brings Android and iOS apps, it learns your behaviour and above all – cuts your costs.
That’s the theory anyway. Sometimes it can be difficult to extrapolate the beautiful design from the actual functionality and true cost savings. On the other hand, any theormostat that gives me the ability to manage the temperature in my home via remote means is most definitely a step forward. Add in the obvious beauty of the unit, and it’s ability to ‘learn’ – and all in all – you’ve got a winning product.
Nest has just signed an exclusive partnership with Lowes – and looks to retail for about $249 per unit.