Technology December 17, 2013

“The Nest” If you don’t have one you need one.


Written by Michael Fanning

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Yes it is true, the Nest is a must. I recently installed this little device and it is awesome. The first thing about it was the installation was a breeze. In fact I just sent a photo of my old wiring set up on my old thermostat and Nest send me back an easy step by step instruction PDF on putting in the new Nest.

It was installed and connected to my WiFi in less than one hour. I then loaded the Iphone app and like that I had control of my home heating from anywhere.

This little device is smart. It has motion sensors and it learns your patterns in your house then offers up energy saving settings to optimize your consumption while keeping your home nice and warm. Have you ever left the house and worried if you left the heat on? Wasting energy heating a home that was empty. Not any more. We were away last weekend and it just took tapping the app on my phone to see what my thermostat was set at while we were away. If I needed to change it I could do that too.

I also love the options to see a history of when your system was running and how you map out on the day compared to the weekly average. It is always looking for ways to help you conserve energy and save money.


This device is easy to buy. Just go to www.nest.comand order yours. Installing it is extremely easy, and who doesn’t want to conserve energy and save money doing it?