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Programs itself. Then pays for itself.
Meet the 3rd gen Nest Learning Thermostat. It’s slimmer and sleeker with a bigger, sharper display. And it saves energy. That’s the most beautiful part. Watch this quick video to learn how brilliant this home automation tool is.
Pretty amazing, right? Also, it’s a snap to install. As Chris Davies writes on Slash Gear:
A few screws and it was off my wall. Nest’s website has a simple installation guide which helps you identify the cables in your particular HVAC installation and figure out which slots into each spring-loaded nook on the circular mounting plate. I used the rectangular plate Nest also supplies (since I wasn’t in the mood to touch up the paintwork), but not the adapter for mounting to a recessed metal electrical box.
In all, it took about twenty minutes. Nest provides the screwdriver you’ll need, and the mounting plate has a neat little bubble level so you can be sure you’re getting things straight. Once I snapped the thermostat itself into place, it automatically started up.
One more thing – the Nest Learning Thermostat is the first thermostat in America with ENERGY STAR® certification from the EPA. After rigorous testing, the EPA has confirmed what Nest has been saying all along: the Nest Thermostat saves energy. Independent studies have shown that the Nest Thermostat has saved people an average of 10% to 12% on heating bills and 15% on cooling bills.