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UK Nest thermostat fans, today is your day to purchase

Nest says that within minutes of unveiling the Nest thermostat for the first time, it had dozens of people asking when it would land in the UK. The wait is now over and nest fans in the UK can now purchase the device.
 
The Nest Thermostat can be purchased for £179 with free home installation (an installer will come to your house within 10 days to install the device). The free installation offer is only available until April 8, so act fast. For £249, you’ll get the Nest Thermostat and a technician will come to your house within 3 to 4 days to install the device.

 
The version of the Nest Thermostat available in the UK has all the same features as the version that launched in the United States and Canada; however, a new stand is available for those that don’t want to mount the thermostat onto a wall.
 
Nest was recently purchased by Google for $3.2 billion in cash and kept all existing employees including CEO Tony Fadell

Sources: Nest [1], [2]



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UK can't figure out how to install a nest?
By Lord 666 on 4/2/2014 7:22:45 PM , Rating: 2
Guess they can't figure out how to brush their teeth either.




RE: UK can't figure out how to install a nest?
By saarek on 4/3/2014 4:25:39 AM , Rating: 2
The heating systems in the UK tend to be a lot more advanced that the US system, they also tend to run at much higher voltage and so someone who does not know what they are doing could get seriously hurt.


By IcePickFreak on 4/3/2014 5:26:14 AM , Rating: 2
How are they "more advanced" considering most people don't even have air conditioning? I'm not being sarcastic either, I'm genuinely curious. I just don't see how there can be much magic there turning a heater on and off unless I'm totally overlooking something.


Saw this in Home Depot. Not impressed.
By Rob94hawk on 4/2/2014 9:54:12 PM , Rating: 2
It doesn't seem to do anything that my programmable thermostat can't do. Sucker was expensive too. It would be more efficient and more cost effective to invest in a more efficient heater/central air system.




By doughtree on 4/2/2014 10:21:35 PM , Rating: 2
it it was around $100 i would consider buying...


By Argon18 on 4/3/2014 2:54:12 PM , Rating: 2
"It doesn't seem to do anything that my programmable thermostat can't do."

I think that's the idea. It does everything that the best programmable thermostats do, but without requiring any programming. Also the Nest's "program" is variable and adaptable, it isn't a rigid fixed schedule like a traditional programmable one is. Lastly, the Nest is internet connected, so you can manipulate it remotely.

I don't own one myself, but I can see the appeal of such a device.


I like my nest
By kattanna on 4/2/2014 11:45:30 AM , Rating: 2
We have had our nest for a few months now and it works very well.




look at all the buzz
By NellyFromMA on 4/2/2014 1:35:57 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Nest says that within minutes of unveiling the Nest thermostat for the first time, it had dozens of people asking when it would land in the UK.


lol, dozens of people? You don't say...




Sometimes a delay is a good thing.
By saarek on 4/2/14, Rating: -1
RE: Sometimes a delay is a good thing.
By Adonlude on 4/2/2014 12:05:42 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
On a side note, great timing Nest. Release a thermostat just as winter ends.... Great way to capitalise on the market!

Wait, thermostats only control heaters? Doh


RE: Sometimes a delay is a good thing.
By saarek on 4/2/2014 12:28:13 PM , Rating: 2
Very few houses in the UK have aircon etc, so apart from perhaps turning the water on these things will be of no use to the average Brit for the next 6 months at least.


By TSS on 4/3/2014 6:58:55 AM , Rating: 2
Except that UK summer lasts for 6 days, not months. I think they'll see plenty of use. Can't hurt to get the name out there before winter hits, either.


By Murloc on 4/3/2014 5:44:29 PM , Rating: 2
in europe almost no houses have A/C except for areas where it routinely gets above 30°C during the summer, and even then only some people have it, mainly those living in badly insulated apartments.


By piroroadkill on 4/2/2014 2:11:43 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah, agreed on the Google buyout thing.


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