Google launches DIY smart Nest Thermostat E

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Google launches DIY smart Nest Thermostat E

Nest Labs, a subsidiary of Google, has introduced a European version of its smart Nest Thermostat E which can be controlled from anywhere via smartphone app or even with popular voice assistants such as Google Home or Amazon Alexa.
It comes with a pre-set schedule, which enables customers to save energy right out of the box. Based on a machine learning algorithm, the thermostat is designed for users to regulate temperatures themselves for the first weeks in order to provide the reference data set. The thermostat can then learn people’s schedule, at which temperature they are used to and when. It turns off automatically when it detects nobody is home, to help save energy. It also sends alerts if the heating or cooling system needs attention, so customers can act before it breaks.
The self-learning smart Nest Thermostat E is expected to save between $131 and $145 a year per the results of an internal Nest study and two independent studies.
Lionel Guicherd-Callin, Nest’s head of product marketing in Europe, described the installation as being on the same level as swapping out a light switch or light bulb.

We wanted to create a simpler, more affordable smart thermostat for the 85% of people across Europe who aren’t benefiting from the lower bills and smarter heating they can provide,

said Guicherd-Callin, Nest’s head of product marketing in Europe.

It’s like swapping a light bulb – anyone with a screwdriver can install it in under 60 minutes without the need for an electrician or boiler engineer.

Author: Tim Cole
Image Credit: Nest

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