Nest

All about the Nest family of products.

Introduction

Watch the video about the newest Nest thermostat!

Energy Star and White Paper Report

Energy Star and White Paper Report

Energy Star

First thermostat to receive an Energy Star certification from EPA in 2017

ENERGY STAR is the trusted, government-backed symbol for energy efficiency helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy-efficient products and practices.The ENERGY STAR label was established to:

Reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants caused by the inefficient use of energy; and

Make it easy for consumers to identify and purchase energy-efficient products that offer savings on energy bills without sacrificing performance, features, and comfort.

-energystar.gov

White Paper Report

Nest conducted two independent studies to measure average energy savings in American households. The results of their studies can be found in their White Paper report from 2015.

What they found

On average, American households saved 10 - 12% on heating and 15% on cooling for an average savings of $131 to $145 per year.

With an MSRP of $249, the Nest thermostat can pay for itself in 1 to 2 years!

Knowledge Check

Question 1

The Nest Learning Thermostat was the first thermostat to to receive an rating by the EPA

Question 2

According to the White Paper Report, the Nest Learning Thermostat saved the average American family $to $ per year.

Question 3

At an MSRP of $249, the Nest Thermostat could pay for itself in 1 to years.

How the Nest learns

How Nest Learns

Let's break the video down

Heating and cooling accounts for...

...50% of average household's energy costs!

Nest learns as you...

...change the temperature throughout the day during the first week.

During the first week...

...you want to teach your Nest good energy-saving habits by remembering to turn your thermostat down at night and when leave in the morning.

How Nest Saves Money

4 Ways Nest Saves Money

There are 4 key Nest features that will save you money

Eco Temperatures (formally called Auto-Away), Auto-Schedule, Nest Leaf, and Energy History. Scroll down to discover more!

Eco-Temperatures (formally called Auto-Away)

Frequently Asked Questions about Eco-Temperatures

How does Eco-Temperatures work?

The Nest thermostat has built-in sensors that detect activity, i.e. people moving around. After about a week on the wall, Nest will have a good idea when the home is occupied and when it is not. This is referred to as the occupancy pattern. At this point, Nest will let you know that the Eco Temperatures feature is available for use.

When the Nest is confident you aren't home (more on how it does that in the following questions) it will activate Eco Temperatures and change your thermostat to an energy-efficient away temperature. When you return home, Nest will automatically turn off Auto-Away and resume the normal schedule.

What are the Eco Temperature ranges?

40-70 °F for heating and 76-90 °F for cooling. You'll want to pick a temperature that saves you energy while also ensuring your pants and pets stay comfortable.

What happens if I leave on vacation?

If you go on vacation (good for you {{current_person.first_name}}!) and forget to turn the thermostat to away then your Nest thermostat will automatically turn to Eco Temperatures aftertwo days. During this time it will completely ignore any temperature schedules and will only resume the schedule when you come home.

But don't forget that you can turn your Nest to Eco from your phone! Just remember that if you manually enable Eco then you will have to manually disable Eco when you come back home.

Will Nest turn on Eco Temperatures when I'm asleep?

Nope! The engineers at Nest thought of this, thank goodness!

I have Nest Secure, will my thermostat switch to Eco Temperatures when I leave my home?

Yes! When your Nest Secure system detects you are away, it will communicate this information to your thermostat which will automatically switch to Eco Temperatures.

What if my Nest is in an area that doesn't get much traffic. Will I still be able to activate Eco Temperatures?

Good news is Nest Eco Temperatures works in 9 out of 10 homes. The sensors have a 150° wide-angle view and can observe movement across a room. The amount of movement needed to create an occupancy pattern is very low. However, if the Nest is placed in an unused bedroom or behind a bookshelf then Eco Temperatures may not become available for you.

How does Eco Temperatures work with multiple thermostats?

If multiple thermostats are connected to the same Wi-Fi network then all the thermostats will enter and exit Eco Temperatures mode together. (If you don't want the thermostats to coordinate then you can change the thermostats' locations.)

Auto-Schedule

Adjusting Nest's Schedule:

  1. Just change the temperature - Nest learns from your temperature adjustments, so if you’re hot, turn down the temperature. If you’re cold, turn it up. If you go to work, turn it down. Back home? Turn it up. After a few days, Nest will adjust its schedule.
  2. Edit your schedule - Nest’s schedule is easy to change. It’s available on your Nest thermostat, your online Nest Account and the Nest Mobile app. There is a copy and paste feature in the Nest Account so it’s simplest place to make changes. Just delete the temperatures you don’t want and add the ones you do. Then you can copy and paste a single day’s schedule into the rest of the week.
  3. Restart learning - You can delete your Auto-Schedule information and start fresh. This options is available in the settings section under "Reset Learning." You can reset different elements or reset everything by highlighting "All Settings."

Nest Leaf

Import bits about Nest Leaf

  1. First and foremost, the Nest Leaf is all about YOU! It is different for everyone and is solely based on your interactions with the Nest.
  2. The Leaf appears when you choose a temperature that saves you money.
  3. Leafs can be earned when you are Away and choose energy-efficient away temperatures and for every day you turn the Nest off.
  4. Earning a leaf gets harder over time. Just like described in the video, the Leaf is designed to guide you to bigger savings on your energy bill.
  5. When you manually change the temperature, you may see that certain temperatures have a Leaf, these temperatures are more energy-efficient.

Energy History