Upgrade your home this Black Friday
House technology is in high demand in the UK. That’s especially true with advanced systems for smart homes. Take Google Nest Thermostat, for example. This kind of innovations involve a big investment and are rarely on sale. Therefore, Black Friday may be your best chance to buy them. We share with you the best tips to upgrade your home with the latest technology.
All About Nest Thermostat
Google Nest is one of Google’s brands specialising in smart homes. Nest’s line of products includes a range of innovations. Some examples are: smart screens and speakers, broadcasting devices, thermostats, security systems, cameras, smoke detectors and doorbells, among others.
Nest’s thermostat is one of the latest, cutting-edge innovations. It turns your mobile devices into control remotes for your home’s temperature. One of its newest generation’s features is learning technology. It identifies your preferences and learns your schedule to save energy. This saves lots of energy, among many other benefits. Smart thermostats, like Nest, have shown a big impact on reducing energy costs at home. They may even save as much as 30% on bills.
How does it work?
Nest uses Wi-Fi to connect to your account, which you can access through your mobile devices. Once your thermostat is installed, you just need to log into your Nest App and change your preferences. The app is compatible with both iOS and Android devices. But, is Nest compatible with any house thermostat wiring? According to Google, Nest thermostats are designed to work with most 24 V systems. Sometimes even with older versions. They work with systems using common fuels like natural gas, oil, and electricity. Although, some may require extra components to make them compatible.
Is Nest Thermostat the best option?
Nest’s thermostat has been reviewed by multiple sources. It has received great reviews globally for its self-programming technology. Based on online reviews and newspapers, Nest is the best smart thermostat in the market. Some of its upsides are:
- It requires very little input
- It’s user-friendly
- It has a great design
- It saves lots of energy
- It’s highly compatible
All Nest thermostats share these characteristics. However, you may want to check different models for more additions. For example, the Nest E thermostat is better for price. But, Nest’s 3rd Gen line has slightly better features and materials.
Installing your Nest Thermostat
Some people claim it’s possible to install a Nest Thermostat in 20-30 minutes. However, it depends on your home’s current system. For a DIY set-up, the Nest App will guide you through the installation process and evaluate the compatibility to your system. The app also includes a complete wiring guide. If you want to check if Nest will work with your system, you can also do a Compatibility Check at Nest’s website. If you don’t have much experience, it may be better to have your Nest set up by professionals. Depending on the complexity, it may cost up to around £250 for a full installation.