When it comes to smart thermostats, Nest is the leader of the pack. Their thermostats are as high-tech as they come and they provide a wide range of helpful features that make them extremely user-friendly. Smart thermostats have become extremely popular because they can save energy, lower heating and cooling costs and take all the guesswork out of maintaining a comfortable temperature for your home.

Nest thermostats are compatible with a wide variety of heating and cooling systems, but not necessarily every individual model. If you’re unsure, we can evaluate your system to let you know if it is compatible with a NEST thermostat.

Learning capabilities 

Nest thermostats are designed to automatically turn themselves down when you leave your home to save energy.

However, some models have learning capabilities which allow them to learn what temperature you prefer and your schedule, so the thermostat can maintain a comfortable temperature for your home without you manually making adjustments.

These learning models can even detect changes in your routine, and automatically adjust the heating and cooling schedules based on your new habits.

Energy star certification 

All Nest thermostats can help you save energy and money, but only certain models have earned Energy Star certification, which means they meet strict energy efficiency criteria established by the U.S. Department of Energy or the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

If energy efficiency is important to you, it may be worth the added expense of investing in an Energy Star-certified Nest model.


While all Nest thermostats have clear, easy to read displays, some models are equipped with a frosted display that blends in with its ring for a seamless look.

Others offer a high-resolution color display, which are extremely user-friendly, and provide the time and exterior temperature or weather in addition to information about your home’s interior temperature.

Ring color and finish 

A Nest thermostat’s appearance isn’t nearly as important as its performance, but you’ll still probably want a model that coordinates with your home’s decor.

Some Nest models come with ring housing options in a range of colors, including white, copper, black, and stainless steel. However, other models are only available in a single color.

You’ll also find some models with rings that have a polished, metallic finish, while others have a polycarbonate finish that resembles ceramic.