Nest-The Most Efficient Thermostat
If you have ever shopped for a thermostat, you have either shopped for it either at your nearest home improvement center, or from your HVAC professional in an emergency situation. While shopping, you have debated whether to go programmable or non-programmable. While you might have nostalgia for the old round thermostat that your grandparents had, you might also be mazed by programming your schedule into a programmable thermostat. We have plenty of customers that don’t even know that they possess a programmable thermostat. Some of these customers also find it confusing to program a thermostat. This might not be important you say, but you will be amazed at the savings from energy setback thermostats.
Here comes Nest.
Nest thermostat is not only programmable, but the best part is that it learns your behavior, and it programs the thermostat by learning your settings the first 7 days of it operating. Nest can be controlled by a smartphone, tablet, or computer as long as it is connected to the internet. This thermostat includes a motion sensor, and if it doesn’t sense any movement, it will eventually go to Away Mode, which will set the thermostat back to a desired temperature you have preset for energy savings.
While the Nest has had its quirks, keep in mind that this is essentially a smartphone on your wall and can be sometimes finicky. Most of the problems are cured by having a common ground between the Nest thermostat and the furnace/boiler. When Nest came out in the scene, Greenleaf was the third HVAC company in Chicago to start installing these new energy saving thermostats. These thermostats are a great compliment to a high efficiency furnace/ air conditioning system.