Nest Thermostat Review 2019

Nest Thermostat Review 2019

In this video blog post we review the Nest Thermostat in 2019. The Nest Thermostat is one of the best smart thermostats in the market and we give you our take on the Nest Thermostat in 2019 and if it’s right for your home.

We also provide you with several ways that you can upgrade your Nest Thermostat that will increase the functionality of your Nest Thermostat.

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Nest Room Sensor

Nest Room Sensor

We review the Nest Room Sensor that helps you better control your heating and cooling throughout your house. When the Nest Room Sensor is paired with a Nest Thermostat it can help you heat or cool specific rooms to an exact temperature by using the room sensor.

The Nest Room Sensor can also be used to report the temperature in areas you might worry about it getting to hot or cold like a basement where the pipes might freeze.

In our Nest Room Sensor Review we cover the features of the Nest Room Sensor, the best use cases for the Nest Room Sensor and how it can help you better heat and cool your home.

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Is Nest Thermostat Worth It?

Is Nest Thermostat Worth It?

Is the Nest Thermostat worth it? Yes, in my opinion the Nest Thermostat is one of the best investments you can make in your home to save energy, live more comfortably and even increase your safety.

We explain how the Nest Thermostat works and why it might be a worthwhile addition to your home.

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Does Nest Work With HomeKit?

Does Nest Work With HomeKit?

Does Nest work with HomeKit? Yes and no. We explain how Nest works with your iPhone and what you can do do get Nest to work with HomeKit.

You don’t need HomeKit in order to to use your Nest on your iPhone. The main functionality that HomeKit add’s to smart devices is the ability to use Siri voice commands to control your smart devices like the Nest. But since the Nest is not a HomeKit certified device the Siri voice commands are disabled.

However you can still use your Nest with voice commands using Alexa or Google Home Assistant. There is also an iOS app that integrates with Siri and Nest to allow you voice control of Nest through Siri and will also allow you to control your Nest with voice through your Apple Watch.

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Nest Lock Won't Fit, Nest Lock Won't Work, How To Fix and Install Your Nest x Yale Lock

Nest Lock Won't Fit, Nest Lock Won't Work, How To Fix and Install Your Nest x Yale Lock

We teach you how to install a Nest x Yale smart lock that won’t fit. We cover the most common issues people run into when trying to install a Nest x Yale smart lock and solutions on how to get your Nest smart lock to work.

Installing a Nest lock is a great way to add security and connivence to your home but many people run into issues when installing their nest lock. Sometimes the existing deadbolt hole is too small for the nest lock, but we cover an easy way to enlarge the hole with two tools.

Other people run into issues when they attempt to close the door and the Nest x Yale lock wont latch. But don’t worry that’s an easy fix also. We teach you how to get your Nest x Yale smart lock latching smoothly every time.

We empower you with the tools and supplies you need to get your Nest smart lock installed the right way and how to troubleshoot your Nest smart lock installation.

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Best Smart Home Wedding Gifts

Best Smart Home Wedding Gifts

We give you ideas for the Best-smart-home wedding gifts. Are you trying to pick the perfect gift for the happy couple? Wow them with a smart home device that is sure to please. We’ve selected a smart home wedding gift that is right for any couple and multiple options so you can find something within your budget and the tastes of the newlyweds.

You can’t go wrong with a smart thermostat, smart doorbell or smart speaker as a wedding gift as all of these high quality gifts will keep on working for years to come and make married life even easier.

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Where is my doorbell transformer?

Where is my doorbell transformer?

Are you trying to find your doorbell transformer so you can fix or upgrade your doorbell to a smart doorbell like Ring or Nest? Or do you just want to repair your existing doorbell and get it working again?

We teach you where to look to find your doorbell transformer and how to measure your doorbell transformer voltage. You can check your existing doorbell’s voltage for compatibility with Ring or Nest so you can know if you will need to upgrade your transformer when you install a new smart doorbell.

Our list of doorbell transformer locations provides you with the best shot of finding where your doorbell transformer is located in your home.

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Best Smart Cameras That Work With Alexa

Best Smart Cameras That Work With Alexa

We provide you the list of the best smart cameras that work with Alexa. We’ve tested each of the listed cameras and give our take on the smart cameras that work with Alexa.

When you connect your smart camera to Alexa it allows you to view the live video feed of the smart camera on your Echo Show, Echo Spot or Compatible Fire TV device.

Connecting your smart camera to Alexa unlocks additional functionality and provides you quick and easy viewing of your smart camera without the need for your phone.

We also teach you how you can connect your smart camera to Alexa with our step by step guide and detailed screenshot instructions.

Smart Camera Voice Commands that work with Alexa are a great way to add voice control and luxury to your smart home devices. If you already have a smart home cameras that works with Alexa you can enable additional functionality with voice control by connecting an Alexa device like the Echo Show or Echo Dot.

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Does Nest Work With Alexa?

Does Nest Work With Alexa?

Does Nest Work With Alexa? Yes, we teach you how to connect your Nest Thermostat, Nest Cameras or Nest Doorbell to Alexa for voice control of your smart nest device. We also provide you with the complete guide to Alexa voice commands to use with your Nest Thermostat, Nest Cameras or Nest Doorbell.

The Nest Thermostat will work with any Amazon Alexa Echo device but the Nest Cameras and Nest Doorbell require an Echo Device with a screen like the Echo Show or Echo Spot.

We cover all of the Alexa nest commands that work with nest devices for voice control of your smart home using Amazon Alexa Echo Devices like the Echo Dot and Echo Show. You can control your nest thermostat, nest doorbell and nest cameras with Alexa nest commands.

The Nest Protect Smoke Detector, Nest x Yale lock, nest security system and the Nest Temperature sensors don’t currently support Alexa Nest commands.

Nest voice commands that work with Alexa are a great way to add voice control and luxury to your smart home devices. If you already have several nest smart home devices you can enable additional functionality with voice control by connecting an Alexa device like the Echo Show or Echo Dot.

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Nest Thermostat Temperature Sensor Review

Nest Thermostat Temperature Sensor Review

Nest Thermostat Temperature Sensor Review, One Hour Smart Home Rating: 4.5/5

We review the nest thermostat temperature sensor and teach you how to use it to increase the comfort in your home, get better sleep, prevent freezing pipes and be more energy efficient.

After living with the nest thermostat temperature sensors for several months it has greatly increased the comfort in our home and will be one of the smart home devices we keep around. The nest temperature sensors allow you to control the temperature in any room you place them in and schedule your nest thermostat to maintain different temperatures in different rooms throughout the day.

If your house heats and cools unevenly or you want to make sure your pipes don’t freeze in a room that is typically colder than other parts of your house the nest thermostat temperature sensor is a great solution.

The nest temperature sensors work with both the nest generation 3 thermostat and the nest e thermostats.

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Alexa Nest Commands

Alexa Nest Commands

The complete guide to Alexa Nest Commands, we even include our printable list of Alexa nest commands for you use. We cover all of the Alexa nest commands that work with nest devices for voice control of your smart home using Amazon Alexa Echo Devices like the Echo Dot and Echo Show. You can control your nest thermostat, nest doorbell and nest cameras with Alexa nest commands. The nest protect smoke detector, nest x yale lock, nest security system and the nest temperature sensors don’t currently support alexa nest commands.

All nest cameras and the nest hello work with google home nest commands but it requires that you have a compatible google home hub device with a smart touch screen.

Alexa nest commands are a great way to add voice control and luxury to your smart home devices. If you already have several nest smart home devices you can enable additional functionality with voice control by connecting an Alexa device like the Echo Show or Echo Dot.

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Google Home Nest Commands

Google Home Nest Commands

The complete guide to Google Home Nest Commands. We cover all of the google home nest commands that work with nest devices for voice control of your smart home using google home and nest products. You can control your nest thermostat, nest lock, nest security system and nest cameras with google home commands. The nest protect smoke detector and the nest temperature sensors don’t currently support voice commands.

All nest cameras and the nest hello work with google home nest commands but it requires that you have a compatible google home hub device with a smart touch screen.

Google home nest commands are a great way to add voice control and luxury to your smart home devices. If you already have several nest smart home devices you can enable additional functionality with voice control by connecting a google home device like a google home mini.

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Can you use rechargeable batteries in the Nest x Yale lock?

Can you use rechargeable batteries in the Nest x Yale lock?

Can you use rechargeable batteries in the Nest x Yale Lock? Yes, you can use rechargeable batteries with the Nest X Yale lock but how long will the batteries last on your Nest x Yale lock? When should you replace the batteries on your Nest x Yale Lock? We cover how long the batteries have lasted for us in our testing of the nest smart lock and what type of rechargeable batteries you can use to replace the existing batteries in the Nest x Yale lock. We cover an option for using rechargeable batteries in the nest lock and what you can do if your lock batteries die and you are locked out of your house. We also cover how to change your batteries in your Nest x Yale Lock.

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How Long Do The Batteries Last In The Nest x Yale Smart Lock?

How Long Do The Batteries Last In The Nest x Yale Smart Lock?

How long will the batteries last on your Nest x Yale lock? When should you replace the batteries on your Nest x Yale Lock? We cover how long the batteries have lasted for us in our testing of the nest smart lock and what type of batteries you can use to replace the existing batteries in the Nest x Yale lock. We cover an option for using rechargeable batteries in the nest lock and what you can do if your lock batteries die and you are locked out of your house. We also cover how to change your batteries in your Nest x Yale Lock.

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Nest vs Nest E

Nest vs Nest E

We review the features of the Nest vs Nest E thermostat to help you decide which smart thermostat is best for you. The Nest Thermostat Generation 3 has more features and a higher end design than the Nest E thermostat. The Nest E still gets the job done but does not have the same high end look as the Nest Gen 3 thermostat in the looks category in Nest vs Nest E, the Nest is the clear winner. The Nest E is a lower cost vs the Nest Generation 3 thermostat and will still save you energy but do the cost savings justify the plastic design vs the smooth polished high end metal design of the Nest Generation 3 Thermostat.

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How should you wire your new home for a Smart Thermostat?

How should you wire your new home for a Smart Thermostat?

What wire should you use for your new home to ensure that it will work with the nest thermostat, ecobee thermostats or other smart thermostats? If you are wiring a new home you should always use at least 5 wires if you have a standard HVAC system and 8 wires if you have a heat pump or multi stage heating and cooling. Smart thermostats like the nest thermostat should be wired with 5 wires to ensure that they have constant power to provide the best connection and best thermostat functionality. If you are wiring a new home and your HVAC contractor or Electrician is unsure of how many wires to use, make sure you use the 8 strand wire we recommend in our post to ensure your new home is compatible with a smart thermostat.

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What transformer should I use with The Ring Doorbell Pro?

What transformer should I use with The Ring Doorbell Pro?

Learn what transformers you can use that are compatible with the Ring Pro Video Doorbell. We teach you what you need to know to identify the voltage of your existing doorbell transformer and what tools to use to upgrade your transformer to be compatible with the Ring Pro Doorbell. The Ring Pro Doorbell requires that the transformer supply between 16-24V AC to function properly. Depending on your existing doorbell setup you will need to upgrade to a 16V-30VA transformer or a 24V-40VA transformer for the Ring Doorbell Pro. www.onehoursmarthome.com

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Does the nest thermostat work well for people who travel?

Does the nest thermostat work well for people who travel?

Yes, it works great! The nest thermostat has a motion sensor in it that helps detect when you are home and turn the thermostat down accordingly to save you energy. You can also manually set the thermostat to away from the thermostat or from your smart phone, you don't really need to do this though because the Nest will automatically figure out that you are gone and adjust your temperature settings to save you energy and money.  On the app it lets you know that you have been saving energy while away with a logo of a house and a man walking out the door as shown in the screenshot below. With new upgrades to the app the nest also uses your GPS position to help make the home/away mode more accurate. 

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How to choose a smart thermostat?

How to choose a smart thermostat?

So there are literally dozens of smart thermostats out on the market so how do you choose? We are impartial to the Nest Generation 3 Thermostat but some of you like to analyze every option there is out there. Luckily for you overachievers there is a tool that breaks down the pros and cons of each smart thermostat out on the market today at thermostatwifi.net

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