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3 people found this helpful
on 19 June 2016
We bought the nest as we had to have a new boiler and controls for our boiler are the same price but less intuitive. NEST has saved us buckets! Since having the new boiler and nest our bills have halved!
Ok the Pro's!
Ease of use? I use an iPhone to control, set and manage the nest. It's a very easy app that allows you literally drag temps up and down on a timeline if you want set temp times. To turn heating up and down its a simple scroll on the screen. Now if your thinking "all well and good, but what about the device itself" then let me say this - if you take the iPhone controls I mentioned and made them physical, then you can control the nest. You have to push the circular face in (as its the only 'button') to get to me use or select an item. To move around the screens you simply spin the face - it's very simple.
Setting up wifi is easy, you just need the normal details to connect to wifi.
It needs installing by an engineer who knows the boiler and preferably nest. In my case, my plumber and I youtubed solutions. There's loads but you need some understanding of wiring to know what it all means.
The controls need power. In our case we opted to use the uk power cord/plug so we could position the unit where we wanted. Not much of a con, but it does mean that you need to use a plug within 1m of where you want it.livable, but not pretty.