Nest smart thermostats rarely go on sale — but they're up to $40 off right now at Amazon

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Nest Thermostat
The Nest Thermostat turns off when you leave so you save even more energy. (Photo: Amazon)

There’s nothing like coming home to a warm and toasty house in the dead of winter, so it’s no surprise that Nest smart thermostats have become enormously popular. The sleek, minimal devices can be easily programmed to turn on the heat in advance of your arrival home, or turned down when you know you’ll be gone. They can be adjusted from anywhere via smartphone or tablet, so you save energy — and money!

The Nest Thermostat and the Nest Learning Thermostat are rarely on sale, but right now Amazon has a few left that have seen price cuts for the holidays. The standard Nest in a subtle sand shade (above) is on sale from $130 to $100. And the more advanced Nest Learning Thermostat in down from $249 to $210.

Amazon Prime members can upgrade their homes with a smart Nest thermostat even faster – Prime members receive two-day shipping on many items. Prime members also have access to thousands of TV shows, movies, music, podcasts and audiobooks, as well as discounts at Whole Foods and more. If you’re not a member already, you can get a free 30-day trial here.

Nest Thermostat

Round Nest Thermostat in sand shade with digital temperature displayed.
Adjust the thermostat from anywhere — even hundred of miles from home. (Photo: Amazon)

The Nest Thermostat can be programmed to create an energy efficient schedule, using the Google Home app on your smartphone. The app allows you to control the temperature in your home from anywhere, making it easy to turn down the thermostat once you’re snuggled up in bed. It also uses a Savings Finder to look for ways to save energy and can suggest tips on how to program an efficient schedule tailored to your habits.

One reviewer shares their experience: “I was so excited to get rid of our ancient thermostat. I installed the Google Nest the same day it arrived! The Google Home app was really easy to use and walks you step by step through the install…Overall I love the look, the Home Screen displays the date, time, indoor/outdoor temperature and humidity. It’s easy to use with my Alexa Dot and does everything that we need. We’re happy with it and would recommend it.”

$100 $130 at Amazon

Nest Learning Thermostat

Close up of round Nest Learning Thermostat with temperature displayed
A thermostat so smart it can sense when you're in the room! (Photo: Amazon)

The Nest Learning Thermostat has many of the same features, plus it works with HVAC systems. It has a vivid high-res display with FarSight: When it senses movement, it lights up, so you can see the display from across the room. The Learning Thermostat also picks up on your habits and learns when you need the most — and least — amount of energy. It can auto-schedule heat or cooling and will send alerts to your phone if it detects an issue with your HVAC set up. 

One reviewer says, "The new FarSight feature is awesome and can catch me at approximately 10 feet away even in the dark. When Nest detects any motion it will illuminate with what the current temperature is... Being able to control everything from the app on my smartphone is so awesome (fan, cooling/heating mode, humidity level, away/home mode, set a schedule, history, etc). Nest will remind you when you should change your air filters on your furnace because it can base it upon how many times it turns off and on. A significant drop in energy consumption was seen on my gas bill after the first month." 

Now's your moment to bring a Nest Thermostat into your life. Catch this holiday sale, and give yourself the gift of lower energy bills in 2022!

$210 $249 at Amazon

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