The nifty and customizable Farsight feature will display your choice of local weather and time, temperature, or an analog or digital clock.
- Learning Capabilities
The Nest thermostat learns when you’re home and when you’re away. It will adjust the temperature in correlation with the outside temperature, general conditions within your home, and Rush Hour Rewards (its energy saving system).
Nest has filter alerts (to help you remember when to change your system’s filter), as well as a Furnace Heads Up. The Furnace Heads Up warns you if something’s awry with your heating system. You’ll receive notifications via the Nest app, thermostat, and monthly report.
- Easy-to-Use App
The Nest app is minimalist and a breeze to use. Simply download it, log in, input the necessary information (like the thermostat location, preferred temperatures, and so on), and you’re on your way to saving money.
- Rewards Program
Nest works with energy companies to offer the Rush Hour Rewards program, where energy companies pay you to lower energy usage during Energy Rush Hours (which are like an energy traffic jam).
- Amazon Alexa Compatibility
Thanks to Amazon Alexa’s verbal command capabilities, you’re able to control your Nest thermostat from a few rooms over—so you can disconnect from your phone and enjoy the downtime.
Despite how great the Nest is, it costs a pretty penny even with the rebates.
- No Wireless Temperature Sensors
Wireless temperature sensors can help regulate temperature more efficiently from room to room. If you have a drafty or large house, a stand-alone Nest may have a hard time keeping the temperature on an even keel.