How Does the Newest Nest Stand up to the Competition?

How Does the Newest Nest Stand up to the Competition?

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Nest has stood out as one of the most popular and fastest selling smart home devices on the market, and now a new upgrade could be making more changes to the connected thermostat landscape.

According to GigaOm Research, the company sold more than 40,000 thermostats per month in 2013, and that number has continued to grow. 

Now, with the release of its third generation product, how does the new Nest compare to other smart thermostats currently on the market?

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The new Nest learning thermostat starts at $249 and is available to purchase now.

How the New Nest Ranks Against Top Competitors:

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Nest’s 3rd generation product adds a diagnostic check to HVAC systems.
Nest’s 3rd generation product adds a diagnostic check to HVAC systems.

Nest’s New HVAC Control

Nest is looking to increase efficiency with its new Furnace Heads Up function, which is a twice-a-year diagnostic check of the system’s shutoff functions.

This new function looks for patterns that could indicate a faulty system issue. The report is visible on the thermostat’s screen and in the homeowner’s monthly home report.

While the Furnace Heads Up function is not yet available for original Nest thermostats, according to the company, this ability will be rolled out throughout the next year for first and second generation models.

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Michael Black is a staff writer and content coordinator at TecHome Builder. He has a particular interest in new solar developments and smart energy systems and is always looking for the next smart home trend to cover. As the youngest member of the TecHome team, Michael brings a passion that keeps the team energized. He also is instrumental in leading our social media efforts.

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  1. David wagner

    I would stay away from the Honewell products… they don’t know if their coming or going. Lyric, which was suppose to be the answer to Nest and Ecobee, has but all stopped in its tracks with any future development. With Honeywell (i.e with their legacy wi-fi thermostats) there seems to be more options for interoperability (although through their website portal) than there is with their Lyric product.

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