A smart thermostat is a great investment, and now it’s cheaper than ever

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61OlIVCeC L._SL1000_AmazonOne of the biggest barriers to smart home tech is its price. 

There are ways to start your smart home without breaking the bank, but you have to get creative.

One of my favorite smart-home accessories is the Nest Thermostat, and its new sibling the Nest Thermostat E has many of the same features for a far lower price. Both models are widely regarded as the best smart thermostats you can buy.

The biggest immediate difference with this E model is its screen. Instead of having a full color LED display, the Nest Thermostat E has a custom “frosted” one that shows only the current temperature and whether you’re conserving energy. It’s more basic, but you still see all the information you’ll need to know. 

While it looks different, the Nest Thermostat E acts just like the standard Nest Thermostat. You can still control the temperature with your voice if you have the Google Home or an Amazon Echo. You can also use Nest’s app on your phone if you don’t have a smart speaker, and you’re still able to turn the temperature up or down by turning the ring around the thermostat to the left or right. The Nest Thermostat E employs all the same energy-saving features to help save you money each year. Basically, it’s a Nest. 

The one other consideration to make when you’re deciding between the standard Nest Thermostat and the Nest Thermostat E is compatibility with your heating and cooling system. According to Nest, the original model is compatible with “95% of 24V heating and cooling systems,” while the E model “works with most 24V heating and cooling systems.” You should check your system’s compatibility here before buying one.

If your system is compatible, and price is the only factor that’s held you back from buying a Nest in the first place, I can’t recommend one highly enough. Every time I’m faced with an old school thermostat I remember why I invested so heavily in the Nest Ecosystem. Both of these smart thermostats are featured in our buying guide to the best smart thermostats.

Anyone looking to make their home smarter without breaking the bank should consider the Nest Thermostat E a good investment. It’ll make your house a little less complicated, and may very well pay for itself over the course of a few years.

Nest Thermostat E, $169, available at Amazon

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Nest’s cheaper thermostat is better than the original

Usually when a company releases a cheaper version of its flagship product, it’s notably worse in some way in order to justify the cheaper price and to keep from cannibalizing the original, more expensive option.

Nest didn’t do that. Instead, the company that made the smart thermostat popular with a $250 device made a new thermostat that is just as good as the original, and knocked $80 off the price (mainly because it won’t be compatible with some higher-end heating and cooling systems).

If you’re in the market for a smart thermostat and the Nest Thermostat E works with your system, you should buy it. (If you have a two story house or a basement you might want to look at an Ecobee thermostat, which comes with remote temperature sensors.) It works just as good as the flagship Nest Thermostat, it’s cheaper, and the features it is missing are inconsequential at best.

Here are the differences between the $249 Nest Thermostat and the $169 Nest Thermostat E:

  1. The Nest Thermostat has a full-color display and a feature called Farsight that will show you the time, weather, or temperature from across the room. The Nest Thermostat E has a frosted display that only shows the indoor temperature.
  2. The Nest Thermostat works with 95 percent of homes. The Nest Thermostat E works with 85 percent of homes.
  3. The Nest Thermostat has a metal ring and comes in multiple colors. The Nest Thermostat E has a plastic ring and only comes in white.

They both work with services like Alexa and Google Assistant (still no HomeKit support for some reason), you can control them both away from your home with the Nest app, and all of the energy-saving features that make the original Nest great are fully available on the cheaper edition.


Photo by Micah Singleton / The Verge

I’ve been using the Nest Thermostat E for the past few weeks, trying to decipher why anyone would buy the more expensive version if both are compatible with your heating and cooling system. There are no build quality issues, installation was easier than I expected, and the auto-scheduling feature works well enough that it hasn’t been too hot or too cold in my house in days.

I waffled for years on buying a Nest because, well, it’s $250 and I spend literally no time looking at my thermostat. But if you knock nearly $100 off that? With no missing features? Now we’re talking. And I think that’s how most people will feel about it.

If spending $170 will lower my energy bill and let me control the temperature from my phone, that’s hard to pass up. And that’s what Nest is ultimately hoping for. The company says it wants to sell two to three times as many units over the next four years, and the E will likely help it do that. But I don’t know if Nest expected its budget option to potentially cannibalize its flagship device. That’s always a possibility when you make similar products at different price points, and safeguards are usually put in to stop that from happening.

That apparently didn’t happen this time around. The best Nest is no longer the original. It’s the Thermostat E.

Nest Thermostat E vs Nest Thermostat 3.0: What’s the difference?

Nest announced a new, cheaper version of its learning thermostat at the end of August, designed to be more accessible thanks to its $169 price point.

The big question is how does Nest Thermostat E compared to the more expensive, $249 Nest Thermostat 3.0 however? Here are the two devices against each other explaining how they differ in design, feature and hardware specifications.

  • Thermostat 3.0 more premium in design and more colours available
  • Thermostat E is smaller
  • Thermostat 3.0 has larger and more resolute display

Both the Nest Thermostat E and the Nest Thermostat 3.0 feature a round design, but they differ in finish.

The Nest Thermostat E has a white plastic finish, measuring 81mm in diameter and 28.9mm in thickness. It weighs 139g and it has a 1.76-inch frosted glass display on the front with a resolution of 320 x 320 for a pixel density of 182ppi.

The Nest Thermostat 3.0 meanwhile, has a stainless steel finish that comes in four colour options, including copper, silver, black and white. It is ever so slightly larger than the E, measuring 83mm in diameter and 30.7mm in thickness.

The Thermostat 3.0 also has a larger, more resolute display than the Thermostat E, measuring 2.08-inches with a 480 x 480 resolution, which puts its pixel density at 229ppi, meaning it will offer crisper and sharper text than the cheaper device.

  • Same features
  • Both learn routine and are controllable through Nest app
  • Pre-set schedule on Thermostat E but can be changed

The Nest Thermostat E and the Thermostat 3.0 share the same learning capabilities and features, with the major difference between the two seen in the design.

The Thermostat E comes with a pre-set schedule, designed to start saving you money instantly, but you’ll be able to change the schedule like the Thermostat 3.0, as well as control the device through the Nest app and smart home assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Home.

When the display is off, the Thermostat E’s screen will be grey, while on it will show information with a soft glow, offering adaptive brightness based on the room conditions. The Nest 3.0 meanwhile has a feature called Farsight that lights up the display to show you the temperature, weather or time. You can also choose a digital or analogue clock face on the Nest 3.0.

Both devices learn your daily routines and adjust settings accordingly to ensure your home is only heated when required. Both will detect when nobody is home, switching off the heating system entirely, and they will both integrate with other connected products within the Works with Nest portfolio.

  • More sensors on the Thermostat 3.0
  • Both require Wi-Fi, Nest app and compatible heating system
  • Both have built-in rechargeable battery

The Nest Thermostat E has temperature, humidity, proximity and ambient light sensors on board. There is a built-in rechargeable lithium ion-battery and it is said to run on less than 1kWh per month power.

The Nest Thermostat 3.0 has temperature, humidity, near-field activity, far-field activity and ambient light sensors on board, so a couple more than the E. It too features a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery and it too runs on less than 1kWh per month power.

Both thermostats require a Wi-Fi connection, the Nest app, which is available on both Android and iOS devices and a compatible heating system. Both Nest Thermostats work with the majority of 24V heating and cooling systems, including gas, electric, forced air, heat pump, radiant, oil, hot water, solar and geothermal.

The Nest Thermostat E and the Nest Thermostat 3.0 are very similar when it comes to hardware specifications. They both aim to save you money on your heating costs and they both learn your routine and schedule in order to do so.

The main difference in the two devices is the price, with a $150 discrepancy between the two, which can be seen in the design. The Thermostat 3.0 is a much more premium looking and it comes in several colour options with a larger and higher resolution display, while the Thermostat E has a much cheaper finish and is only available in white.

The choice between these two devices will ultimately come down to budget, as well as which finish you would prefer on your walls. If you want premium, the Thermostat 3.0 is the one for you, but if you’re happy with a slightly more basic design, the Thermostat E is much friendlier to the wallet.

Nest Learning Thermostat vs. Nest Thermostat E: What’s the difference?

Trying to decide between the Nest Learning Thermostat and the company’s new Nest Thermostat E? Here’s how the two compare!

Nest recently announced the brand new Nest Thermostat E, a less-expensive smart thermostat with many of the same features as its more expensive sibling. The subtle, all-white design and simplified display of the Thermostat E stand in stark contrast to the flashier, heavier look of the Learning Thermostat. But look and feel are only part of the picture. If you’re trying to decide between Nest’s thermostats, this guide will give you an idea of what each brings to the table.

Design

The Nest Learning Thermostat is shown beside the Nest Thermostat E

Other than pricing, the design is arguably the biggest difference between the Learning Thermostat and the new Thermostat E. Where the Learning Thermostat is meant to be a bold bit of industrial art for your wall, the Thermostat E is meant to blend in, almost disappearing into its surroundings.

The Nest Learning Thermostat comes in four colors — white, copper, black, and stainless steel — and the adjustment ring around the outside of the device is made of metal. The Thermostat E comes in one color — white — and its adjustment ring is made of polycarbonate, though Nest says it’s made to feel like ceramic.

The Nest Learning Thermostat’s 2.08-inch, 480 x 480 resolution display is sharp (229 pixels per inch) and bright. The Thermostat E’s 1.76-inch, 320 x 320 resolution display is layered under a polarized covering that dulls the display, helping it to fade into the background and blurring the display’s resolution (182 pixels per inch).

Functionality

You could be forgiven for thinking the Thermostat E doesn’t pack in all of the same “learning” features present in the Nest Learning Thermostat — the new name seems to suggest one “learns” and the other doesn’t. Luckily, that’s not the case!

Both the Nest Learning Thermostat and the Thermostat E pack in all the same functionality, save for one special feature: Farsight. Farsight uses the far-field sensor built into the Nest Learning Thermostat to detect when you walk by, lighting up to display the temperature, time, or weather.

If the Farsight feature is important to you, you’ll want to get the Learning Thermostat. The Thermostat E — like the Learning Thermostat — has temperature, humidity, occupancy, and ambient light sensors, but it doesn’t have those far-field “Farsight” sensors.

As for the rest of the feature set, both thermostats learn as you use them, both can be controlled using the Nest app, both can adjust the temperature based on your location (i.e. turning down when you leave your home), and both offer scheduling.

Compatibility with furnaces

Nest Thermostats work with a whole bunch of heating and cooling systems, but the Thermostat E can’t boast the impressive compatibility rating of its more expensive sibling. Nest says the Learning Thermostat will work with 95% of heating and cooling systems. The Thermostat E, on the other hand, will work with “most” heating and cooling systems. What does that mean, exactly? It means most folks can expect the Thermostat E to work just fine with their setup. Still, if you’ve got a complicated setup with multiple humidifiers, dehumidifiers, fans, and other accessories, it’s worth running a compatibility check before you decided to buy one of these models.

You can use Nest’s Compatibility Checker to see which model(s) will work in your home.

Price

At long last, the largest differentiator between two otherwise similar products: price!

So what’s the takeaway here? If you can skip the far-field sensing feature and would rather have a thermostat that blends in instead of standing out, you can save about $80 by choosing the Nest Thermostat E. That said, premium materials, multiple color options, and Farsight might be worth the extra money for some. Whichever model you choose, you can count on Nest’s nifty learning features that help you save on energy costs over time.

See Nest Learning Thermostat at Amazon

See Next Thermostat E at Amazon

Which will you choose?

Now that you have a better idea of how the two thermostats compare, which one do you think you’ll choose? If you already own Nest’s current Learning Thermostat, is there anything about the Thermostat E that interests you? Give us a shout in the comments!

Cheaper, Redesigned Nest Thermostat Aimed at Integrators

The $169 Nest Thermostat E features a frosted white display and the option for a pre-configured schedule, in addition to the ability to be controlled by a smartphone.

Cheaper, Redesigned Nest Thermostat Aimed at Integrators

The Nest Thermostat E is aimed to help integrators expand their opportunity with clients who simply could not afford to spend $249 on a thermostat, while also satisfying homeowners who do not want technology to be “obvious” on the wall.

After an anonymous source spilled the beans about Nest’s plan for a cheaper thermostat earlier this year, the company has officially introduced the Nest Thermostat E, with a new look, added features and a lower price point ($169) than the Nest Learning Thermostat.

Similar to its progenitor, the Nest Thermostat E can be controlled from a smart phone, but it comes with a pre-configured basic schedule. The new frosted display helps it blend more subtly into the wall. All the same functions for Works with Nest partner compatibility are maintained allowing for third-party smart home control, along with voice control via Google Home or Amazon Alexa.

According to a Nest spokesperson, the unit is aimed to help integrators expand their opportunities to clients who simply could not afford to spend $249 on a thermostat, while also satisfying homeowners who do not want technology to be “obvious” on the wall.

For integrators, Nest is offering margin on the product and also a special program that allows professionals to purchase up to four “personal use units” at an even lower price point. There are currently 20,000 certified Nest Pros.

nest thermostat

Compare the two. On the left: Nest E. On the right: Nest.

Nest Thermostat E features:

  • New industrial design — The Nest Thermostat E moves away from the prominent look of the Nest Learning Thermostat and replaces it with a more subtle design, highlighted by a white exterior ring and frosted display.
  • Frosted display — The frosted display is designed to blend into the wall. It achieves this effect with display technology that lets light out but doesn’t let light in. When the frosted display is off, the screen is grey. When it’s on, it displays soft text and images that are designed to be easy to see and read with a slight glow. The frosted display uses an ambient light sensor to share information at just the right brightness.
  • Pre-configured scheduling — The Nest Thermostat E comes with a pre-set schedule managed directly from the Nest app. It has the same learning capabilities as the Nest Learning Thermostat. It’s ENERGY STAR certified and expected to save between $131 and $145 a year per the results of an internal Nest study and two independent studies of the previous model.

“In 2011, we reinvented the thermostat category to make it easy for people to save energy,” says Matt Rogers, co-founder and chief product officer, Nest. ”Fast forward six years: Nest owners have saved more than 14 billion kWh — the equivalent of providing electricity to all the homes in New York State for over 100 days — and now we are bringing beautiful design and proven energy saving capabilities into even more homes. To do that, we needed to simplify.

“The more subtle look and feel of the Nest Thermostat E will seamlessly blend into any environment. It’s everything our customers have come to know and love from Nest thermostats with a renewed focus on user simplicity and control.”

 

Nest Unveils the Thermostat E: Slick, Smaller, Cheaper

Nest is one of the primary sellers of smart thermostats, but despite the Google (Alphabet) buyout, the company is still struggling to hit mass market appeal. That could very well change in the near future with the Nest Thermostat E.

Here’s the thing, the Nest Thermostat E is very similar to the company’s flagship thermostat, but it differs in its cost and ease of use. This is Nest’s first big launch since May of this year, and the company’s first entirely new thermostat since the release of its primary product back in 2011.

Source: Nest

It has been in development for quite some time

According to a report from Business Insider, Nest has been working on this new device for the past two-years. It’s finally ready for consumption, and Nest is hoping it could boost its market share a great deal.

“Really what we want to do is talk to another kind of customer,” according to Maxime Veron, Nest’s head of product marketing, in a recent statement to Business Insider when giving a briefing about the new product.

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“We believe the Nest Learning Thermostat is amazing for the top of customer food chain, versus the more mass-market customer who wants something more approachable that doesn’t stand out on the wall as a piece of design — something that just blends in and does its job.”

OK then, let’s talk about what’s different about the Thermostat E

First up, we have to look at the new image of the device. It’s not an entirely new design since the shape is still same. What’ different here is the color because the entire body is white, or almost. Furthermore, there’s a new display that is frosted rather than a bright LCD screen.

According to Veron, the display was inspired by watercolors. We don’t understand what that means, but it sounds great.

Source: Nest

Finally, we need to talk about the pricing here because that’s the main differentiator. You see, the original Nest Thermostat costs $249, but the E model stands to set consumers back a cheaper $169. That’s a massive $80 difference in price for a product that can stand toe-to-toe with its bigger brother.

Like the older version, the E will work just fine with Amazon Alexa and Google Home digital voice assistants. Additionally, if there’s no one at home, the product can realize this and turn itself off. Not to mention, there’s a rebate for homeowners who are interested in having a professional install the device.

What we have here is a great looking product that could transform Nest into a household name before long. Then again, it all boils down to whether or not most consumers feel the need for a smart thermostat.

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Nest Thermostat E Debuts with New Design, Cheaper Price

The Nest Thermostat E is aimed to help integrators expand their opportunity with clients who simply could not afford to spend $249 on a thermostat, while also satisfying homeowners who do not want technology to be “obvious” on the wall.


Jason Knott

· September 1, 2017

Nest has introduced the Nest Thermostat E, with a new look, added features and a lower price point ($169) than the Nest Learning Thermostat.

Similar to its progenitor, the Nest Thermostat E can be controlled from a smart phone, but it comes with a pre-configured basic schedule. The new frosted display helps it blend more subtly into the wall. All the same functions for Works with Nest partner compatibility are maintained allowing for third-party smart home control, along with voice control via Google Home or Amazon Alexa.

According to a Nest spokesperson, the unit is aimed to help integrators expand their opportunities to clients who simply could not afford to spend $249 on a thermostat, while also satisfying homeowners who do not want technology to be “obvious” on the wall.

For CE pros, Nest is offering margin on the product and also a special program that allows professionals to purchase up to four “personal use units” at an even lower price point. There are currently 20,000 certified Nest Pros.

Compare the two. On the left: Nest E. On the right: Nest.

Nest Thermostat E features:

  • New industrial design — The Nest Thermostat E moves away from the prominent look of the Nest Learning Thermostat and replaces it with a more subtle design, highlighted by a white exterior ring and frosted display.
  • Frosted display — The frosted display is designed to blend into the wall. It achieves this effect with display technology that lets light out but doesn’t let light in. When the frosted display is off, the screen is grey. When it’s on, it displays soft text and images that are designed to be easy to see and read with a slight glow. The frosted display uses an ambient light sensor to share information at just the right brightness.
  • Pre-configured scheduling — The Nest Thermostat E comes with a pre-set schedule managed directly from the Nest app. It has the same learning capabilities as the Nest Learning Thermostat. It’s ENERGY STAR certified and expected to save between $131 and $145 a year per the results of an internal Nest study and two independent studies of the previous model.

“In 2011, we reinvented the thermostat category to make it easy for people to save energy,” says Matt Rogers, co-founder and chief product officer, Nest. ”Fast forward six years: Nest owners have saved more than 14 billion kWh — the equivalent of providing electricity to all the homes in New York State for over 100 days — and now we are bringing beautiful design and proven energy saving capabilities into even more homes. To do that, we needed to simplify.

“The more subtle look and feel of the Nest Thermostat E will seamlessly blend into any environment. It’s everything our customers have come to know and love from Nest thermostats with a renewed focus on user simplicity and control.”


  About the Author


Jason has covered low-voltage electronics as an editor since 1990. He joined EH Publishing in 2000, and before that served as publisher and editor of Security Sales, a leading magazine for the security industry. He served as chairman of the Security Industry Association’s Education Committee from 2000-2004 and sat on the board of that association from 1998-2002. He is also a former board member of the Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation. He is currently a member of the CEDIA Education Action Team for Electronic Systems Business. Jason graduated from the University of Southern California. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Jason at [email protected]

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Buy a Nest Thermostat E for As Little as $19

You can buy the new Nest Thermostat E for as little as $19 after rebates depending on where you live. Thew new Nest smart thermostat is already affordable at $169, but it is almost free once you factor in the rebates many electric and gas companies offer in many states.

The Nest Smart Thermostat can sense when you are and aren’t home and adjust the temperature accordingly. It also learns your habits and create a heating and cooling schedule based on your preferences without the need to actually program a schedule.

When you buy the new Nest Thermostat E, you pay $169 up front, but you may qualify for up to $150 in rebates depending on how you heat and cool your home. This will change based on your electric and gas company, but in Ohio We qualify for $150 in rebates, which brings the price of the Nest Thermostat E down to $19. We are seeing $75 and $100 rebates in many other states.

Save big on the Nest Thermostat E with rebates.
Save big on the Nest Thermostat E with rebates.

You can go to the Nest Thermostat E page to see which rebates you qualify for. You can click the links there to go right to the form you need to fill out and send in to save. There’s no hunting for a rebate or looking around to find the right paperwork, it’s very simple and you can do it as soon as you place an order. You can also find the Nest Thermostat E at a local store and save.

The Nest Thermostat E is made of plastic instead of metal, and it features almost the same features as the higher end model, but it’s much cheaper.  The new cheaper Nest does not offer a color display or Farsight to show you the time, temp or weather on the screen. Other than that you get all the smart thermostat benefits. There are some differences in compatibility that you need to be aware of, so make sure you check to see if the Nest Thermostat E is compatible with you heating and cooling system before you buy.

On top of rebates, you can also expect to save $131 to $145 a year in heating and cooling costs with Nest. Studies show Nest saves 10-12% on heating and 15% on cooling, which Nest translates into that average savings above.

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Nest’s Thermostat E has a new design, a cheaper price, and almost all the same features

Nest is debuting a new version of its thermostat today, the first truly different model since the product was introduced in 2011. It’s called the Nest Thermostat E, and it can do nearly everything the regular Nest Thermostat can do, except it’s cheaper and housed in a brand new design — one that’s intentionally much, much plainer.

Rather than a glossy metal ring with a big, bright screen in the middle of it, this version of the Nest Thermostat looks a lot more like other, duller thermostats. It’s a relatively plain white puck, and when it’s on a wall, it’s really easy to ignore.

But that’s the point: Nest is trying to make a version of its thermostat with appeal beyond the gadget-loving crowd. It wants this to be a thermostat that you buy and forget about, but still get all the benefits that come with having some built-in intelligence. Namely, a reduced heating bill.

To make the Nest Thermostat E more forgettable, Nest has hidden its display behind a frosted glass that blocks some light from coming through. Rather than a detailed interface, you’ll see big, bubbly numbers and notches shine through when you spin the thermostat’s ring around to set the temperature.


The simplified interface is really nice, although the display itself looks a bit fuzzy. I know it’s ridiculous to complain about the sharpness of a thermostat’s display (you’re going to stare at it for seconds of your life, at most), but between using a low-res 320 x 320 panel and then putting a piece of polarized glass on top to intentionally blur it, what you get is a softness that looks mostly stylized, and just a little bit bad. But again, it’s not like you’re going to spend a lot of time looking at it.

Like other Nest Thermostats, this new one is connected to the internet and can also be controlled through a smartphone app. The thermostat will also use your phone to tell whether you’re home or away, so that it can adjust the temperature accordingly. Nest claims that its thermostats save homeowners between 12 percent and 15 percent on their heating and cooling bills on average each year, which is really the feature it’s going to try to sell new customers on.

The only feature that the Thermostat E won’t have that Nest’s higher-end thermostat has is a feature called “farsight,” which lets the thermostat tell when you’re across the room and then turn on its display to show you the time or temperature. I have no idea why anyone wanted this feature from a tiny thermostat screen in the first place, so you’re really not losing much.

The Thermostat E will also be compatible with fewer heating and cooling systems (mostly higher-end ones, Nest says, like those that include a humidifier), but it’s still supposed to be good for 85 percent of homes. The original Nest Thermostat is estimated to work with 95 percent of homes.

Otherwise, all of the traditional Nest Thermostat features are here, including presence detection and integration with third-party services through Works with Nest. That includes support for Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Assistant, though users of Apple’s HomeKit platform are still out of luck.

The new model begins shipping tomorrow and sells for $169, while the traditional Nest Thermostat will remain on sale for $249 as a separate product line. In a briefing last week, a Nest representative said the company hopes to sell two to three times as many thermostats over the next four years, and much of that hope seems to rely on the cheaper Thermostat E — which means it’s going to have to make boring thermostats seem a lot more interesting.

Nest Expands Thermostat Line to Bring Energy Savings to More Homes With Nest Thermostat E

PALO ALTO, Calif.–()–Nest Labs, Inc. (www.nest.com),
architect of the thoughtful home, today announced the expansion of its
thermostat line with the introduction of the Nest Thermostat E. With a
fresh look, new features, and a lower price point than the Nest Learning
Thermostat, the Nest Thermostat E can be controlled from anywhere with
your phone, and it comes with a pre-configured basic schedule so you can
start saving energy right out of the box. It’s been completely
re-designed, with an industry-first frosted display that helps it subtly
blend into any home. It’s everything customers have come to expect from
Nest thermostats with a renewed focus on simplicity and control.

“In 2011, we reinvented the thermostat category to make it easy for
people to save energy,” said Matt Rogers, co-founder and chief product
officer, Nest. “Fast forward six years: Nest owners have saved more than
14 billion kWh — the equivalent of providing electricity to all the
homes in New York State for over 100 days — and now we are bringing
beautiful design and proven energy saving capabilities into even more
homes. To do that, we needed to simplify. The more subtle look and feel
of the Nest Thermostat E will seamlessly blend into any environment.
It’s everything our customers have come to know and love from Nest
thermostats with a renewed focus on user simplicity and control.”

The Nest Thermostat E makes saving energy simple, with a beautiful,
subtle design. New features include:

  • New industrial design. The Nest Thermostat E moves away
    from the prominent look of the Nest Learning Thermostat and replaces
    it with a more subtle design, highlighted by a white exterior ring and
    frosted display.
  • Frosted display. The frosted display is designed to blend into
    your home. It achieves this effect with special display technology
    that lets light out but doesn’t let light in. When the frosted display
    is off, the screen is grey. When it’s on, it displays soft text and
    images that are designed to be easy to see and read with a slight
    glow. The frosted display uses an ambient light sensor to share
    information at just the right brightness.
  • Scheduling made simple. The Nest Thermostat E comes with
    a pre-set schedule, which enables customers to save energy right out
    of the box. This can be easily managed directly from the Nest app. Or
    it can learn your schedule, just like the Nest Learning Thermostat.
    It’s ENERGY STARⓇ certified and expected to save between $131 and $145
    a year per the results of an internal Nest study and two independent
    studies of the previous model1.

The core experience of the Nest Thermostat E includes features that
people have come to expect from previous Nest thermostats.

  • The Nest Thermostat E turns off automatically when it detects nobody
    is home, to help save energy.
  • It’s easy to change the temperature from anywhere with the Nest app
    from a phone, laptop, or smartwatch, and even with popular voice
    assistants such as Google Home or Amazon Alexa.
  • Through the Works with Nest program, additional connected products,
    such as ovens and lights, integrate with the Nest Thermostat E to add
    more comfort and convenience.
  • Nest sends alerts if the heating or cooling system needs attention, so
    customers can act before it breaks.
  • The Nest Thermostat E is easy to install, with most customers
    installing them in 30 minutes or less. In addition, there are more
    than 20,000 certified Nest Pros in the U.S. available to
    install
    Nest products.

Pricing and Availability

The Nest Thermostat E is available on www.nest.com
for $169 USD, as well as from leading retailers and energy partners.

Over 55% of US homes, about 64 million total, may qualify for a rebate
or reward on a Nest Thermostat E. Programs vary by state and energy
provider. For more information you can go to nest.com/rebates-and-rewards/.

About Nest

Nest’s mission is to create a home that’s thoughtful – one that takes
care of the people inside it and the world around it. The company
focuses on simple, beautiful and delightful hardware, software and
services. The Nest Learning Thermostat™ and Nest Energy Services keep
you comfortable and address home energy consumption. The Nest Protect™
smoke and carbon monoxide alarm helps keep you safe and Nest Safety
Rewards lets you save money through participating home insurance
providers, while Nest Cam™ keeps an eye on what matters most inside and
outside your home.

Nest products are sold in 18 countries across the US, Europe, and
Asia-Pacific and are installed in every country in the world. The Nest
Learning Thermostat has helped save approximately fourteen billion kWh
of energy to date, enough electricity to power New York State for 100
days. Through the Works with Nest program, third-party products can
securely connect with Nest devices to make homes safer, more energy
efficient, and more aware. For more information, visit www.nest.com.

1 Independent studies showed that Nest saved people an
average of 10-12% on heating and 15% on cooling. Based on typical energy
costs, we’ve estimated average savings of $131 to 145 a year. That means
the Nest Thermostat E can pay for itself in under two years. Individual
savings are not guaranteed.