The Nest E has been available in the US for over a year now and is both cheaper than the Nest Learning Thermostat and claims to be easier to install.
With its relatively simplistic, subtle design making it appear perhaps less prominent in your living space than other smart thermostats.
You can tweak the temperature using a dial, or (of course) set up schedules and adjust settings using the Nest app. It will also work with any voice assistant you prefer such as Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
The True Radiant feature, meanwhile, allows Thermostat E to optimize your heating system so it reaches the correct temperature at the desired time without overheating.
To install Nest, you’ll simply remove your old thermostat, take a photo or label the wires attached to it, then attach those wires to the appropriate terminal after you’ve screwed in the base plate. Then push in the main Thermostat unit, and you’re good to go. (Nest says the standard Thermostat works with 95 percent of HVAC systems – while the Thermostat E only works with 85 percent.)
Nest claim that most people can install the new thermostat themselves in under 60 mins which is probably the main selling point of this thermostat, as the cost of professional installation can be the thing that makes these cost a lot.
The Nest Thermostat E is available today for £199 from Nest