How is the Nest Learning Thermostat different from programmable thermostats?
Most programmable thermostats are complicated and inflexible. In contrast, the Nest Learning Thermostat uses its unique Nest Sense and Auto-Schedule features to create a dynamic, comfortable schedule from the changes you make to the temperature in your home or business.
The Nest Learning Thermostat programs itself around your life, not the other way around. The problem with programmable thermostats is two-fold:
- They’re hard to program, so most people don’t bother or soon give up.
- They rely on inflexible schedules that don’t work in the real world. For example, if your schedule changes — if you stay home sick with the flu — you have to put your programmed schedule on hold in order to change the temperature. Once it’s on hold, most people don’t turn it on again.
Nest solves those problems by using Auto-Schedule to learn the temperatures you like and never stops learning. The schedule it builds is flexible and automatically adapts to your changing life.
In addition, programmable thermostats will simply continue cycling through their schedule even if nobody’s home. Nest prevents the waste programmable thermostats can cause by automatically detecting when you’ve left and turning on Auto-Away to save energy.