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The Nest Learning Thermostat works, but is it worth it?

Nest Review: Lacking Data Access, Google Could Change This

Just prior to posting, Nest was purchased by Google for $3.2 Billion. We can only suggest that Google, the data king, will breath new life into this smart thermostat and the smart home to come. We look forward to posting further updates on this story.

Why I Bought a New Thermostat

Should I buy a Nest? Is it really worth its $250 price tag? All great questions for a device that technically does nothing but monitor your home’s HVAC system. What value could a device reminiscent of an iPod be to your home’s energy costs? After my first month of use, I’m ready to share my thoughts, and detail some of my experiences after owning a Nest Learning Thermostat in this full review.

I’m going to come clean on a couple of things up front. I bought the Nest because previously all I had was a static (non-programmable) thermostat. I didn’t do much research before investing in a Nest. I needed something to combat the electric and gas bills and the Nest looked like a decent choice.  And it was pretty. Sure, I did some blog research like you are now, but mostly it just seemed like an exciting impulse buy.