Having a smart home of course means that we wanna have the utmost control over our heating and cooling system.
Connected thermostats can help with that.
You can use them to adjust the temperature from your phone.
Whether you're just feeling a little lazy at home on the couch or on vacation thousands of miles away.
And a smart thermostat like the Nest 3.0 with built in sensors and a learning algorithm that can adapt to your schedule can find the most efficient way to heat and cool your home without a lot of management on your part.
We were always planning to outfit this CNet smart home with a smart thermostat, two actually because this 5800 square foot house.
Has an upstairs and a downstairs unit.
But deciding on the nest was another story entirely.
[SOUND] You can go to Home Depot or Lowe's today and snag an app enabled model that's under 100 bucks.
So why did we go with Nest?
It's a combination of factors really.
It looks awesome.
It works incredibly well.
And the Nest brand, now owned by Google Offers a lot of connectivity with other nest devices, as well as third party stuff like [UNKNOWN], Whirlpool, Mercedes Benz, and beyond.
But it isn't an ideal solution mainly because it doesn't come with the remote temperature sensor like the home kit compatible eco b3.
Yes, you can sort of work around that if you have the nest protect smoke and carbon monoxide detector because it has a remote presence sensor that knows when youre home or away.
But it isnt exactly the same.
So while we're starting out with a third generation nest because it's the most well rounded option available today We're keeping our eyes open for other options and we'll update the CNet smart home accordingly.
Be sure to check back in the coming months as we do even more to turn this house into a smart home.
We'll see you next time.