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Hubby loves his Nest Thermostat

AC is a big deal in our home, well more specifically for my husband who can not stand to be hot and can sense when the AC is not at the right temperature.  When I told him that we’d be receiving a 3rd Generation, Stainless Steel Nest, a learning thermostat, you would have thought I told him we had won the lottery (given how excited he was).

Some of our friends have a Nest installed in their home and they love it (so of course my husband wanted one as well). It’s a good thing we waited because, we actually received the new 3rd generation version…It is thinner, sleeker in design, and allows for a bigger, crisper display than the prior 2nd generation version.


Not only does it offer some really cool features, it can also save you money. Here’s why the Nest is worth the investment:

Easy to install

It connects to your existing home network with convenient Wi-Fi capabilities and offers a secure and reliable connection. My husband was so excited to get it installed that I didn’t even have to ask him to do it!

You can control the temperature from anywhere

Simply download the free app from iTunes or GooglePlay so that you can adjust your thermostat from your smartphone, tablet or laptop. I love this because it allows me to control the temperature no matter where I am (when I am out of town or already in bed ready to go to sleep).

Nest controlled from phone

Customized temperature preferences

You can set it to accommodate your temperature preferences, you can even set up a schedule. Considering that my husband often forgets to turn the air back up in the mornings, I love that it can do it on its own.

but wait, there’s more…

There really is no need to set preferences because within a week, the Nest learning thermostat starts programming itself. It learns your habits and adjusts automatically, regulating your home’s temperature based on your schedule (this is also how it helps you save energy and money.

It saves you money!
* Some local utility companies even offer rebates when installed

When you’re not at home (the “Away” mode), it will automatically switch to an energy-efficient temperature. In independent studies, the Nest saved an average of 10-12% on heating and 15% on cooling bills. It also provides your energy usage, tracks how much you’ve used and provides tips that will help you conserve.

Helpful notifications

It monitors your equipment, sends service reminders and tells you if anything is not working correctly. You can also be alerted if your home’s temperature gets dangerously hot or cold.

Extra protection in an emergency

Your Nest Thermostat links with Nest Protect (sold separately), to automatically turn off your gas furnace if carbon monoxide is present.

I also thought it would be helpful to share that the NETGEAR – Nighthawk DST AC1900 Wireless-AC Gigabit Router with DST Adapter, with Geek Squad included, is new and exclusively available at Best Buy…

As the number of Wi-Fi dependent products increase in a home a strain is put on the home’s network, especially the router.  So, a brand new router was exclusively developed between Netgear to help provide consumers with an easy, all-in-one solution to support their home’s connected devices. This high-performance router was built to support 10+ connected devices and comes with one DST, or “Dead Spot Terminator,” adapter – to eliminate your Wi-Fi dead zones.

*The Geek Squad service via phone & web allows customers to call or get help 24/7 whenever they want, vs. the need to schedule an appointment.

Take control of your home’s heating and cooling without lifting a finger with the Nest Learning Thermostat!