Has anyone here installed a Nest thermostat before? Are there any requirements as to what kind of existing thermostats can or cannot be upgraded to a Nest thermostat?
This looks helpful actually.
I have a Nest thermostat in my personal home. I believe the newest version will work on most AC / Heat units but the older version only worked on certain setups. To be honest with you I like that I can control the thermostat from my phone and some of the features of the Nest thermostat but I have not been overly impressed with the energy savings that I have seen. My power usage seems to still be about the same as with my old school thermostat. However, I prior to installing the Nest I was pretty good about changing the temp settings and keeping it around 78 / 68 when at home. It is easy to install. You should be up and running in about 15 minutes or less.
I forgot to mention that I have had the Nest installed for about 2 years so the energy usage is not just a "first impression" opinion. It is from experience.
Love the convenience, but it really isn't a smart device. It should have learned that the temperature inside has a lot to do with the temperature and humidity of outside. I still have to do all the pre-sets and operate it - it just makes it nice to be able to do that from the airport.
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