The Nest Thermostat prices drop on numerous occasions throughout the year. So let's see if your budding smart home is finally ready for this energy-saving gadget.
We liked the Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd Gen because it allows you to keep on eye on how you heat, cool and power your house. The same goes for the budget-friendly Nest Thermostat E, which has almost all of the same features, minus the nifty motion-sensing display that turns on when you're in the room.
For those not already in the know about Nest, the company's range of smart thermostats are designed to save you money by adjusting the heating and the cooling in your home as necessary.
What's more, a lot of electricity companies hand out rebates when you purchase a smart energy-tracking device like a Nest thermostat. What that means is that a Nest thermostat will likely pay for itself in no time and continue to save you money on your energy bills for months, and even years, afterwards.
But of course we all know it's always a wise idea to try and save some pennies upfront too. So if you want to look into a smart thermostat but have a small budget, you've come to the right place.
When you think of how easy it is to lower your energy costs — and see these great deals — why wouldn't you get a smart thermostat?
Nest Learning Thermostat
The first thermostat to become Energy Star-certified, the Nest Learning Thermostat learns what temperature you prefer and builds a schedule around yours. An independent study showed that it saved people an average of 10% to 12% on heating bills and 15% on cooling bills. It's estimated that it will pay for itself in just two years. Of course, that's for the list price, so if you get a deal like one of the ones below, it will pay for itself even quicker.
Nest Thermostat E
The less expensive of the two Nest thermostat models, the Nest Thermostat E is designed to blend in with its surroundings; its frosted display provides information in muted tones. You can adjust the settings either at home or remotely using your smartphone. Like its brethren, the Nest Thermostat E estimated to provide savings of 10% to 12% on heating bills and 15% on cooling bills.
Other Smart Thermostat Deals
Of course, Nest isn't the only manufacturer of smart thermostats, although it is our favorite (as indicated by its #1 spot on our Best Smart Thermostats list).
Longtime thermostat makers like Honeywell have also gotten in the game, along with many new companies like Ecobee and Tado. So if you want to do some comparison shopping, we've provided deals on some of the other most popular smart thermostats below.