You’d be hard-pressed to find anything you could do that a smart device can’t do better, simpler, or a million times quicker. There’s a gadget for everything these days, and they’re all marketed to make our lives easier. We’ve officially surpassed the smart phone, people. With the Wi-Fi connectable capabilities on most technology, we’re talking smart houses! My latest obsession: the Google Nest Smart Learning Thermostat that we picked up at Best Buy Canada!
The Google Nest has made my life easy and breezy, literally! Whether I’m at home, in the office, or on the road, the Nest learns my temperature preferences and automatically adjusts settings. As a Toronto native, winters can get pretty nasty with the bitter cold; the Nest has been a lifesaver. I no longer worry about coming home to frozen pipes. I can simply turn up the heat remotely to keep my house protected from frigid temperatures. The Nest App lets me control settings from my smart phone, tablet, laptop, and even my Apple Watch!
Truthfully speaking, though, I haven’t had to do much manual adjusting. The Nest actually studies my heating and cooling preferences to keep me comfortable all day long. Just set it and forget it—it’s really that simple. Thanks to the “away” feature, it even learns my schedule to conserve energy when I’m not home. When I leave for the day, the thermostat shifts into Eco Temperatures, which are a preselected temperature range set based upon personal preference. You can save big time on your energy bill by having your Nest thermostat turn off completely when you’re away. Uh—yes, please!
As for setup, it’s a no-brainer. The Nest comes with mounting screws, labels, and a screwdriver for easy installation. The entire process takes no more than 30 minutes, but you can chat with a Blue Shirt in-store at Best Buy to get the info you need beforehand, or get the help of a Geek Squad Agent with set up. As a bonus, you’ll never have to manually update your system. Nest software automatically updates in the background, so you never have to worry.
If you’re not already convinced, here are 5 Reasons Why the Google Nest is the Best Thermostat You’ll Ever Use:
1. Wi-Fi connected
No need to get up. With the Nest, simply change the temperature from your phone, tablet, or laptop and continue your Netflix binge.
2. Compatible with smart home products
The Nest works with Google Assistant and other smart devices. Leaving for the day? The Nest will tell your smart appliances to go into energy saving mode.
3. Saves money
The Nest programs itself to reduce energy usage up to 20%. That means lower energy bills!
4. Remote access
Not home? No problem. The Nest will send an alert to your mobile device if it senses a dramatic rise or drop in temperatures.
5. Sleek, third generation design
The Google Nest has been modified and improved over three generations of design. The latest features a sleek, sharp LCD display screen with Farsight technology that lights up as you approach.
This blog was created in partnership with Best Buy Canada. All thoughts and opinions are my own. .