Nest is Cutting Edge so why invest in a Crestron Heating System?
An excellent questions submitted by Twitter! Nest is a great product which is doing a huge amount to revolutionise domestic heating systems. Nest works out when you are in the home and uses this information to only heat the home when required. Huge amounts of energy can be saved by lowering your heating setpoint when you are at work or away from home. You can control the whole system with your smart phone ensuring the home is always warm for your arrival. This is great but Nest falls down slightly when you have multiple zones of heating – do you need to heat bedrooms during the day when they aren’t occupied? Nest really works at a whole house level. There are also challenges in relation to hot water integration – modern mains pressure tanks don’t integrate well with the Nest. A properly installed Crestron system will allow you to set schedules for every room of the house in addition to all the benefits of Nest – remote access, predictive heating patterns etc. Of course, due to the flexibility of Nest we also integrate them in to our Crestron systems when the solution fits, we have a blog post on the very subject.