NEST Obsessed

Nest.  The Learning Thermostat.

**I swear this is not a sponsored post.  I just get really passionate over thermostats.**

Happy NEW YEAR!  It’s 2013!  Hot dannnnnnng.

For Christmas, Santa Mom & Dad Crowder surprised me and A with a Nest Thermostat.  I was completely surprised.  Like the time Publisher’s Clearinghouse showed up on my doorstep.  Okay, that never happened.  But I’d say the levels of excitement would be the same.

We didn’t ask for one.  But we have been eye-balling the Nest for the past year or so.  Aaron’s parents have had one for about a year and it’s saved them a considerable amount on their energy bill.

If being overly excited about a thermostat is wrong, I don’t want to know what right is.

Nest Thermostat Review

If you haven’t heard of The Nest, watch this 2 minute video to get a picture of what makes it so special.  You’ll be amazed at how much a simple, fresh and helpful thermostat can do.

The technology behind it is amazing.

-Control it from anywhere with your computer, apps for your phone, and tablet.

-Nest has activity sensors and turns itself down when you’re away.

-It has you enter your zip code on install.  Nest uses its Wi-Fi connection to keep an eye on current weather conditions and forecasts so it can understand how the outside temperature affects your energy use.

-It was created by former Apple employees.  So not only is it efficient, but the interface is sexy, sleek, and easy to use.

“Nest learns your schedule, programs itself and can be controlled from your phone, tablet, or computer.  Teach it well and Nest can lower your heating and cooling bills up to 20%.”

If you’re comfortable installing a light fixture, you can install the Nest.

Our old thermostat wasn’t horrible.

Nest Thermostat Review

We took the plate off, to see this.

Nest Thermostat Review

Aaron watched a short little video on the Nest website, and installed it in about 20 mins.  It came with all the tools needed.

Nest Thermostat Review

Nest Thermostat Review

And there you have it.  A thermostat with a brain, right thur on ma’ wall in the hall.  Word.

Nest Thermostat Review

I’m too excitable thinking about the money we’ll save on our energy bills.  Thanks Bob & Becky!

This is not a sponsored post.  All opinions are transparent and 100% my own.   

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  • Emma (Broke Ass Home)

    That is very sexy looking and high tech! I’m very interested to see how it works for you guys. Nate and mine’s house is set at 66 all day every day, so I doubt that it’d be much use for us, but I’d be really into seeing what it does for you!

    • I’m interested too. We turn ours down to 60 when we’re sleeping (BLANKIES!) and when we’re at work. I’ll have to post an update later in the year.

  • Bethany @ The Sepia Puppy

    i have never heard of this before! this thing looks awesome! very very cool!!

  • And I was all excited because our new thermostats (that came with our new furnaces) tell us what the humidity is; yours is hard core!

    • Mekenzie Burton Crowder

      That’s so rad! I am pretty sure the nest will tell you the humidity too, but it is so dry in Utah that no one is ever really concerned about it. We just crack under the hot sun lol

  • Hi, Kenz
    This is a great thermostat. Love it and have to try it out. Thanks!

  • Hi, Kenz
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your sweet words. You rock! Have a great week.

    • Mekenzie Burton Crowder

      You are welcome. Thanks for writing such an inspiring post 🙂

  • mk_marie

    I’m just in love with how it looks more than anything. My boyfriend is a total stickler when it comes to the thermostat, so maybe something like this would loosen him up a bit! (I hope so because I’m freezing!)

    • Oh my heck, I love how it looks too! I’m the one in our house who is the stickler, and everyone else freezes lol


  • I have no idea how old you are…but you’re officially old. 😉 It’s such a pretty thermostat. I can see why you are pumped about it!

  • Jen

    I am SO jealous!! I know for a fact our thermostat is a big fat liar. I’m sitting here writing this with a thermostat that SAYS it’s 74 degrees and considering my fingers and toes are numb, I would say it’s more like 50…That thing is going on my wish list!!

    • Hi Jen! Let’s be real for a second, it has been FREEZING this week in Salt Lake. Piles of blankets are a must in these situations. Get warm!

  • Looks genious! Especially that you can controll it when you are away, sounds wonderful to come home to a heated house after beeing away for some time. Dont’t think it will work here though, since our old house dosen’t have anything like that, just a wood burning and a few electric ovens (not the ones you cook food in, are they called the same thing?)

    • I think my favorite part is that I can control it from my phone when I’m in the basement or laying in bed. Laziness at its finest. Oh, I know the electric heaters you’re talking about. I hope you’re staying warm over there! Is this the coldest time of year for you? It is for us. It’s only -13 c right now. brr!

      • Its the coldest time of the year, yes, but you have it quite alot colder than us! We are around -5 c these days, it rarely gets below -10. But the summer doesn’t get very hot either, normally between 10-15C, but can be 20something on good days 🙂

        • That sounds perfect to me. I haaaaate hot summer days. July is almost unbearable. Utah is so weird. In the summer, it’s the driest hottest desert. And in the winter, it’s the most frozen tundra.

  • mike brent

    looks the new nest is better and better. nice. When you need to learn more helpful details regarding The Nest Thermostat, visit our web pages right here. You can check out the Nest features online.