Nest products are a form of technology commonly referred to as “connected devices”. Connected devices connect your device to both the internet and other connected devices. This allows them to communicate with you, learn your preferences, and adapt their abilities to better suit you and your family’s needs. According to a recent Gartner study, there were 6.4 billion connected devices in use in 2016 and they project there will be close to 21 billion connected devices used by 2020. With that in mind, it's safe to say that Nest products are the wave of the future.
Four Reasons You Should Install a Nest Thermostat
But with so many smart products on the market, what sets Nest products apart from the rest? Here are 4 reasons to incorporate Nest products in your home today:
One of the main challenges in setting up a smart home is avoiding products that may be incompatible with other products. Nest offers a wide range of products that are compatible with each other and also pair with a wide range of products made by other companies. From Hue smart lights made by Phillips to keyless locks made by Yale, Nest products work smoothly and seamlessly with a wide range of other smart home products.
2. Seamless integration
If you've ever tried to program one remote to operate multiple devices, you know the frustration of trying to get devices to integrate with each other. Nest products require no setup to integrate with other products. When you install your Yale smart lock, your Nest Protect smoke and CO2 detector will automatically detect it. If there is an emergency when you are away from home, your Nest Protect can alert you and allow you to view the potential threat and even unlock your door for emergency service personnel.
3. Protects your pets
Having a smoke and CO2 detector that can alert you to smoke or rising CO2 levels is great, but an alarm doesn't do much good when you aren't home to hear it. Your children or other family members may hear it and be able to get to safety, but your pets may not understand the danger. By the time emergency service personnel reach your home, it could be too late. If your pets don't have a consistent way of exiting your home, they are at risk.
Nest Protect systems alert you to danger wherever you are, so you can make arrangements with someone closer to get your furry loved ones to safety.
4. Integration helps lower energy costs
With a Nest Learning Thermostat, you never have to worry about turning down the heat or AC ever again. Whether you’re setting the heat to your comfort level when you’re home for the day or turning the heater down while you’re out at work, your Nest Learning Thermostat will learn your preferences and begin to integrate them without prompting.
Your thermostat can also be integrated with a Chamberlain garage door or Yale door lock to automatically go into Away mode when you leave so you aren't wasting energy heating or cooling an empty home. If you come home early or have guests arriving, you can always turn up the heat or turn on the AC remotely from your smartphone. You can save energy and never have to walk into an overly cold or overly warm home again!
While there are many smart home products on the market, Nest products are one of the best for full home integration. Give Ryan Electrical Services a call today and let us help you protect your home and reduce energy costs with a Nest system installed just for you.