Canadians Can Now Buy Nest Learning Thermostat For US $249 + Shipping

Developed by Tony Fadell, former Apple hardware designer who led the creation of may generations of iPods and iPhones, Nest Learning Thermostat is the world’s first commercially available learning thermostat that can help save up to 20% percent on home heating and cooling bills by automatically turning itself down when you’re away, is now shipping to Canada. Starting today, Canadians can order the Nest Thermostat at nest.com/store for US$ 249 + shipping. For those who aren’t aware, Nest automatically learns from your habits and creates a personalized energy-efficient temperature schedule for your home.

Here’s how Nest works for you:

  • Keeps you comfortable. With Auto-Schedule, Nest learns your personal schedule and temperature preferences and Nest continues to refine its schedule over time.
  • Helps you save. Nest saves energy with both automatic, Nest-exclusive energy-saving features and by giving you the information you need to make better energy-consumption choices.
  • Auto-Away – When Nest’s built-in sensors detect that no one is home, Auto-Away automatically lowers the temperature.
  • Airwave – Your AC continues to cool the air around it for 5 to 10 minutes after it’s off. When humidity in your home is low and the weather’s hot, Airwave automatically turns the air conditioner off a few minutes early, then uses the fan to spread that cold air through your home.  This Nest exclusive can reduce A/C runtime by up to 30%. 
  • Energy History – See whether your energy use has increased or decreased compared to the previous week, and understand the cause of that change (your adjustment, Away, or the weather).
  • The Nest Leaf – Nest tracks the temperatures you typically set and guides you to more energy-efficient ones, displaying the Leaf as a reward when you choose a more energy-efficient temperature.
  • Control from anywhere. Connect Nest to your home’s Wi-Fi to control it from your laptop, smartphone or tablet. Change the temperature, adjust your schedule and check your energy history remotely.
  • Simple to use. Rotate the outer ring to adjust the temperature. The display turns blue when cooling and orange when heating. Push down to open the menu.
  • Convenient installation options. If you’re comfortable changing a light fixture, you can install Nest. In fact, most Nest owners install Nest themselves, with three out of four DIY customers installing it in 30 minutes or less. If you prefer, you can purchase Nest Concierge professional installation service on nest.com.
  • Nest is also offering professional installation through the Nest Concierge program for US $119 USD for the first unit and US $25 for each additional unit.

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    • Wuju007

      So does this mean it is also localized to have canadian time zone and cities for its weather tracking etc.?

    • Tommy

      We bought one from eBay and had it installed 2 weeks ago. On first set up, we had to put the Buffalo Zip Code (we’re in Toronto), but once the setup was done and it connected to the Internet, it switched automatically to Toronto. We had to pay a premium ($350) but we got it in 2 days 🙂
      All I can say is this is the most intuitive and lovable device we never knew we needed!

    • Grandy

      We’ve had ours (in greater Vancouver) since March. Had to get shipped to USA and use the US app store for the Nest app — but it’s brilliant.  Packaging and setup were very Apple-like. App now lets me put in my postal code (as opposed to the US zip code that I was using).

    • Ramklov

      I have a hot water heating system and the particular problem with this is that there is a long lag time to get the water to the set temperature. Then because of the lag the furnace overworks such that there is so much heat put into the water that the temperature overshoots and then the room heats beyond the set temperature. Anyone who has this type of water system knows what I’m talking about. The Honeywell thermostat that I have is specially designed to understand water boiler systems and it senses outside temperature relative to how many times it has fired the boiler. So if I wanted 21 degrees at 6AM then it program it for that. It automatically starts the furnace sometime before that based upon its computed firing times. It works extremely well. I’ve had to deal with years of poorly designed tstats before Honeywell designed this one.
      My question is does this Nest thermostat understand boiler type systems? If not then its only good for hot air systems.