The nest Learning Thermostat is part of the thermostat
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, thermostat
models like the Learning Thermostat are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Ease of use:
Denotes ease of setup and making routine adjustments and changes to setback programs, including overrides.
Ease of remote access:
Denotes ease of setup for Wi-Fi or other types of remote access.
Includes clarity and visibility of information.
Features & Specs - nest Learning Thermostat
Wireless connectivity This attribute refers to the type of connectivity required to access the thermostat rrmotely. In this case it is either
Wi-fi or RS485.
7 day programmable Different day programmable for each day of week.
7 day programmable
Graphic display Display includes graphical images and/or more detailed prompting to clearly identify the required user input.
I've had a 2nd Gen Nest for about 2 years when we lived in a 1,300 sq ft condo. The condo had gas and forced hot water heating and no central AC, and the Nest was trouble-free, other than the occasional WiFi drop.<br /><br />We moved into our new 3,200 sq ft home this May, so naturally I purchased a second Nest to control the second zone. We have oil, three zones, two AC units and I was looking forward to what the Nest can handle for me. After 4 months of use, the first floor Nest (the one from the condo) started to act up. I had an Y1 error and weird things started to happen. The AC would run along with the heat. The heat never stopped running so I had to manually shut off the breaker. I contacted Nest for support and the rep told me I needed a new base plate. She sent me a base plate under the warranty and I was pleased. However, what I didn't know was the base plate would take 5 days to arrive, so I had to go and purchase an ordinary thermostat to hold me over. The new unit has been performing flawlessly, and I do hope it will continue to.<br /><br />My new Nest located on the second floor, about 10 ft from a WiFi repeater through one wall dops signal regularly. This is extremely annoying because sometimes it'll take hours for it to reconnect, and I have no way to control the thermostat.<br /><br />Overall, I am OK with the Nest's reliability since I had 2 years of trouble free operations. However, the base plate malfunction and the WiFi signal drop still bothers me. If it weren't for the $100 rebate from my energy company, I'd probably pass on the Nest.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
By Sid Scott
from Lake Jackson, TX
Works As Advertised
Easy To Adjust
Easy To Install
Been in service for over a year now. Has been trouble free so far. The auto away feature is really nice. Being able to control the A/C with my smartphone simply rocks.