Tony Fadell of Apple’s iPod fame, new company – Nest has unveil a new generation of Nest learning thermostat. According the press release the last thermostat was received very well by the public. This has motivated the Nest team to produce a new thermostat that has an all new beautiful design, more compatibility and new software.
Tony Fadell stated that the Nest team is, “incredibly proud of the 2nd generation Nest thermostat. We’re also proud that we’re keeping our promise to 1st generation Nest customers. We told them that their Nest would keep getting better, and we meant it. So every Nest owner with a Wi-Fi connected Nest will be updated to the same 3.0 software as the new Nest in the next few days.”
According the press release the new Nest thermostat features:
The new Nest is 20% thinner than the original and encased by a premium solid stainless steel ring that clearly reflects the wall colors around it. Even Nest’s display is more streamlined – the sensor grille on the bottom of the original Nest has been replaced by a smooth lens.
The 2nd generation Nest Learning Thermostat is compatible with 95% of low voltage heating and cooling systems, including 2nd stage cooling, 3rd stage heating, duel fuel, emergency heat, and whole-home humidifiers and dehumidifiers – compatibility list.
The new software feature improve Wi-Fi connection, more languages and an exclusive new System Match technology that automatically activates specific features like True Radiant, Heat Pump Balance, Early-On and Filter Reminders depending on the system you have.
System Match automatically activates different features for you – True Radiant, Heat Pump Balance, Early-On or Filter Reminders – depending on the system you have:
True Radiant – You have an energy-efficient radiant system, now get the right control for it. True Radiant is a Nest exclusive that gives you a predictable schedule and even heat. No more frustrating guessing about what temperature to set when.
If you already have radiant heat, System Match will automatically activate True Radiant when you get 3.0 software. No more turning on the heat at 4am so you’ll be warm by 7am, no more going beyond the temperature you wanted. This is how your radiant system should have worked all along. More about True Radiant.
Heat Pump Balance – Make sure your energy-efficient heat pump is actually saving you money. Heat Pump Balance is a Nest exclusive that optimizes how often you use expensive auxiliary heat. Just choose whether you want more comfort or more savings, and Heat Pump Balance will automatically adjust when AUX comes on.
Nest will automatically activate Heat Pump Balance in the Max Comfort setting if you have a heat pump with auxiliary heat. More about Heat Pump Balance.
Early-On – Get the temperature you want when you want it. If your schedule says 72ºF at 6am, Early-On will start heating or cooling early so it’ll be 72ºF when your alarm rings at 6:00.
Both Heat Pump Balance or True Radiant have Early-On technology built-in.More about Early-On.
Filter Reminders – Filters are incredibly important for systems that blow air out of vents. A clogged filter can increase your bill by 5%. Unlike other thermostats that just alert you once a year or once a month to change the filter, Nest’s Filter Reminders are based on how many hours you’ve used heat or AC. That means they’ll only show up when you actually need them.More about Filter Reminders.
The new thermostat is available to buy from nest.com/store today for $249. Nests will start shipping on October 15th, Lowe’s – available on shelves and online for $249 in mid-October, Amazon.com in mid-October for $249 and Online Apple Store: Apple’s online store for $249 in mid-October.