Nest has introduced a brand new thermostat called the Thermostat E.
The Thermostat E has a complete brand new design that’s made from plastic and ceramic along with a frosted LCD compared to the glass and metal ring design of the Nest’s flagship thermostat. This new thermostat is meant to blend in rather than stand out, the display on the new thermostat can let light out but doesn’t let light in.
“In 2011, we reinvented the thermostat category to make it easy for people to save energy,” said Matt Rogers, co-founder and chief product officer, Nest. ”Fast forward six years: Nest owners have saved more than 14 billion kWh — the equivalent of providing electricity to all the homes in New York State for over 100 days — and now we are bringing beautiful design and proven energy saving capabilities into even more homes. To do that, we needed to simplify. The more subtle look and feel of the Nest Thermostat E will seamlessly blend into any environment. It’s everything our customers have come to know and love from Nest thermostats with a renewed focus on user simplicity and control.”
You can pre-set schedules on the Thermostat E and even control it using your phone. It even comes with features that Nest users have come to know, such as turning off your AC/heating unit when you’re not home to save on energy, be controlled via Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.
The Thermostat E is also compatible with the Works with Nest program so you can connect your smart home products. Nest says the Thermostat E is easy to install, in as little as 30 minutes.
Nest says the Thermostat E should be compatible with around 85% of homes in North America, compared to around 95% of the standard Nest Thermostat.
The Thermostat E is available now for $229 CAD ($169 USD) from Nest.com and other retailers in the coming weeks.