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Best Benefits of Nest Learning Thermostats

by vscontent on July 28, 2017

Nest Learning Thermostat Features and BenefitsYou may have heard of smart homes and home automation before. The Nest Learning Thermostat is a prime example of that.

Instead of using overly complicated programmable thermostats that promise savings but rarely deliver them, the Nest Thermostat set out to do something different: to learn.

Not only are these thermostats intelligent, they’re also environmentally conscious. Billions of kWh’s of energy have been saved since Nest came to market in 2011.

Best Nest Benefits

1. You Don’t Learn the Thermostat, the Thermostat Learns from You

For the Nest Learning Thermostat to work, all you have to do is turn the temperature up and down for the first week. Once the thermostat learns what temperature you like and when, it programs itself and creates a schedule. The thermostat also learns about your heating and cooling system and can deliver alerts if something is something is amiss. 

2. Real Savings

Since around half of your total energy bill goes toward heating and cooling, the thermostat plays a significant role in how much you pay each month. When you save energy, you save money. That’s where the “pays for itself” part comes in. In under two years, your energy savings will have paid for the Nest Learning Thermostat.

According to several independent studies, homeowners report savings of 10-12% on heating bills and 15% on cooling. Once linked up to the Nest system, you will receive energy reports that you can monitor.

3. Energy History and Home Reports

Nest will show you how much energy you are using on a daily basis with Energy History and the monthly Home Report. Many times homeowners will get a large bill and not know where they are overusing. The Nest energy reports allow you to see that you are using extra energy on, say, Mondays and Saturdays, so you can adjust accordingly.

4. Control from Anywhere

If you’d like to come home to a specific temperature, or ensure your pets are always comfortable, you can use your phone to program or adjust the temperature remotely with its powerful management apps. The freedom to curate your own comfort is a huge benefit to a Nest Learning Thermostat system. Even if it means not having to leave the comfort of the couch.

5. Sleek and Modern Design

The first two generations of Nest Thermostats were undoubtedly beautiful, but with the latest 3rd generation, you can now choose from 4 different style options: copper, steel, black or white.

3rd generation Nest Learning Thermostat - Four Colors StylesSource: Nest

Now, Nest can blend into the décor of every home. Since thermostats cannot be covered, it’s a wonder why companies have perpetuated the white plastic eyesores for as long as they have. A Nest Thermostat adds to a room’s appeal, bringing design and smart function to a piece of equipment most commonly considered to be ugly, yes, but practical and necessary.

The Nest Thermostat is the safest and smartest thermostat available. If you are considering a new thermostat for your home, this is the best upgrade out there.

Nest products are also built to work together, so if the temperatures dip so low your pipes could burst, the thermostat will send you an alert. If something is off with your furnace, you’ll know immediately with a message from your Nest.

Nest also works with all of the following:

  • Amazon Alexa
  • Google Home
  • Wemo
  • LIFX
  • Rachio
  • SkyBell
  • Linus
  • Home Connect
  • MyQ Home Control

Learn more from Nest.

Benefits of Nest Learning Thermostat:

  • Smart technology
  • Self-learning
  • Chic design options
  • Remote management apps
  • LCD screen
  • Energy Savings (Energy History & Home Report)
  • Cost Effective (“Pays for itself”)

Nest Partners with Puget Sound

Puget Sound Energy – If you are a Puget Sound Energy (PSE) residential customer, you are eligible to receive a $75 rebate on the Nest Thermostat.

Keep in mind that you need to provide their coupon code at the point of sale. Coupon codes will expire within 72 hours of being issued.

Find rebates near you (and find out if you’re eligible for them) at nest.com/rebates-and-rewards/.

Final Note:

You may be surprised to find out that your manufacturer’s warranty will be voided if you try to install the thermostat yourself. In order to qualify for all your eligible rebates and warranties, contact the Nest Pro Installers at Pacific Heating & Cooling.


Before you buy a Nest Learning Thermostat, contact the Certified Nest Professionals at Pacific Heating & Cooling.

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