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If you missed last month’s sale on the Nest thermostat, you have another chance to grab the smart home gadget for even less now. Amazon has the Snow Color WiFi Thermostat for $93, which is 29% off its regular price. It’s not an all-time low – the device briefly dipped to $80 over Black Friday weekend last year – but it’s the best price we’ve seen since then.
Google launched the Nest Thermostat in 2020 as an affordable alternative to the Nest Learning Thermostat. You’ll notice a big difference in the design of the two gadgets: the Nest Thermostat is slimmer than its Learner counterpart and features a mirrored display, as well as a touchscreen bezel you can use to manually adjust the settings of temperature. You might shell out more money for the higher quality display and better materials in the Learn Thermostat, but at the end of the day, both gadgets are designed to do the same thing: help you save money. on energy costs.
The Nest Thermostat is Energy Star certified and uses a feature called Savings Finder to learn about your home system and suggest ways to save energy. Using the Google Home app, you can create schedules for your home that optimize energy use, such as lowering the temperature when you’re away and raising it when you return. The app also lets you remotely control your home environment, making it easy to adjust temperatures when you’re away. And you can also use voice commands from Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa to adjust settings when you’re at home. An IoT gadget like this is good for building out your smart home ecosystem if you’re new to the space, and a good one to add to an existing system if you already use a lot of Google devices.
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