Should you’ve longed for a Nest Studying Thermostat however struggled to justify its $250 price ticket, then the brand new Nest Thermostat could also be simply what the physician ordered. At $129 it’s nearly half the worth of the unique Studying Thermostat, however gives lots of the identical options.
The brand new, ultra-sleek Nest Thermostat lacks the “studying” options of its dearer cousin (which can stay accessible it appears), principally counting on handbook schedules and choices that the consumer can management within the Residence app. That’s one other distinction of observe—the unique Nest Studying Thermostat nonetheless depends on the Nest app for management.
In any other case, the 2 are very comparable. The brand new Thermostat can management house and away temperatures, regulate itself on a schedule, monitor HVAC programs and ship alerts with one thing is awry or common upkeep (like filter modifications) is required, and works with voice controls.
It’s additionally famous that the brand new Nest Thermostat was designed for straightforward set up on most programs, so householders can do it themselves in the event that they’re the useful kind. It appears that evidently this ease-of-installation might also result in some compatibility points, nonetheless, because it’s solely appropriate with 85 p.c of HVAC programs, in comparison with 95 p.c for the Studying Thermostat.
Sadly, the brand new Thermostat is incompatible with Nest Temperature Sensors, so it depends on a single temperature studying immediately on the thermostat to maintain the temps regulated. That is no totally different than a typical “dumb” thermostat, however it could possibly be a tick within the destructive field for anybody hoping to get a extra uniform temperature all through their whole house and hoped to pair the brand new Thermostat with some Temperature Sensors. Sorry, y’all.
Lastly, it’s value mentioning that the brand new Thermostat solely has a 1- yr guarantee, in comparison with the Studying Thermostat’s 2 years. That’s a curious change in itself, so if you happen to’re searching for peace of thoughts if one thing goes unsuitable, the Studying Thermostat should be the only option for you.