Nest Smart Thermostats are more than conveniences, they can also help you save money on heating and cooling costs. Rather than adjusting thermostat settings several times a day to stay comfortable, you can automate your home’s temperature control with a Smart thermostat. You also can use the thermostat’s smartphone app to monitor and control your home thermostat’s settings remotely. Google’s Nest Smart Thermostats are the best known in the category, and these are today’s best deals.
There are two Nest smart thermostat models: the Nest Learning Thermostat, currently in its third generation, and the less-costly Nest Thermostat E. The most significant difference between the two models is the Nest Learning Thermostat automatically sets up a heating and cooling schedule based on your habits. The Nest Thermostat E can also operate on a schedule that you configure manually. Both models also support Nest Temperature Sensors (see more below).
Today’s best Nest Thermostat deals
How do Nest Temperature Sensors work?
The Nest Learning Thermostat and Nest Thermostat E both support Nest Temperature Sensors. These Nest sensors connect wirelessly with a Nest Thermostat via Bluetooth.
Once synced, the Nest Temperature Sensors then detect and report hot and cold spots in your home to a Nest Thermostat. You can set a Nest Thermostat to prioritize different sensors at different times as well. For example, if you work at home, you could have a Nest Temperature Sensor in your home office and set the thermostat to give priority to your office sensor during your regular working hours.
In the evening, you could prioritize a sensor in the family room or den and then switch to a sensor in your bedroom during your regular sleeping hours. This allows you (or rather, it allows your Nest Thermostat) to regulate the temperature in different rooms rather than throughout your entire home depending on your daily habits, which reduces overall energy consumption.
A single Nest thermostat can support up to six connected sensors. If you have multiple heating zones, each with its own Nest thermostat, then you can have up to a total of 18 sensors (limited to a max of six sensors per thermostat).
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