How does the Nest Learning Smart Thermostat Compare in the Smart Heating Market?

Control your heating from anywhere in the world.  Sounds like a great convenience, especially if like me you remember you forgot to switch off your heating just before boarding a flight to warmer climates.  Here we take a look at the Nest Learning Smart Thermostat.   Is this a smart investment?

Control temperature, check energy history, control hot water tank/schedule and receive alerts via the Nest app on a smartphone. OpenTherm technology modulates a high efficiency condensing boiler, enabling energy saving.

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Our Real Life Ratings are based on the team here at booBeam.com actually installing, using and customising the Smart Home Technology we offer.  They are based on our experience, understanding of the market and our desire for straight forward, easy to use Smart Home Technology.

Value for Money (compared to similar devices) 92%
Ease of Install 89%
Ease of Use 96%
Overall 92%

Product Description

The Nest Learning Smart Thermostat is a clever little thing.  Almost like having a heating butler, it will switch off your heating when you leave home, and switch it back on when you are on your way home again.  Not only that, our little butler friend will sit there silently monitoring for any drafts and switch on the heat if it knows we are getting a little cold.

So, what does this all mean?  Lower energy bills to start with, and of course less “oh no, I left the heating on” awkward moments.

The unit its self is very swish and smart looking, and comes with Farlight, a nice little touch where the display will turn on as you approach.

Using the Nest couldn’t be easier.  A simple turn of the dial to raise the target temperature and your heating fires up.  But if you do not want to get up (this is a smart device after all) simply open up the Nest app on our phone and set the temperature from there. 

Product Specs

Stainless steel finish
Wall mounted 
Size H2.7, W8.4, D3.2cm.
Weight 0.44kg.
Fixings included.
Manufacturer’s 2 year guarantee.

How Easy is it to install?

If you currently have a thermostat, then installation is easier as you no need to run cables to your boiler.  If this is your first thermostat then fear not.  Nest provide great support and install is not too tricky, you simply need to select the correct connection on your boiler to hook the Nest to.  Full install instruction are included for most well know boiler makes.

In Action

There is nothing better than seeing a product in action.  Please take a look at this video giving a product overview and introduction.

How much is the Nest Learning Smart Thermostat?

Prices for the Nest have dropped over the past few months as Hive bring out their updates. At launch, the original Nest was £290, which shows the direction prices are going in this competitive market.  The prices below are live and pulled from our system every minute.   Click on any one of the list below to find out more.

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