Nuheat Floor Heating Systems Now Works With NestBy - 01/06/2016
While you may know Nest, you probably don’t know Nuheat. Nest is a thermostat and Nuheat is a thermostat, but it’s a thermostat that connects to heated floors. And now, the two will work together.
What Is Nuheat SIGNATURE Thermostat?
Nuheat SIGNATURE is the first floor heating system with a Wi-Fi thermostat. Although the thermostat is designed for Nuheat specifically, it is compatible with other floor heating systems that use a 10KΩ sensor. The thermostat, is like any other thermostat. It controls your home’s temperature, it lets you program a schedule, and helps save energy – depending on how you use it. But it’s different. The Wi-Fi connection works in conjunction with an iOS and Android companion app or the web interface, you can remotely control Nuheat SIGNATURE from anywhere. That means you can set the temperature even before you leave the office.
Nuheat SIGNATURE Thermostat + Nest
Nuheat SIGNATURE is moving towards home automation by partnering with Nest. It may be a bit confusing – at least it was to me. After all, Nest really does the same thing. It is also a Wi-Fi enabled thermostat that can be controlled with a companion app. So why join the two? What would Nuheat add to your Nest ecosystem and vice versa?
The answer lies partially in the way Works With Nest works. The program is intended to create a seamless interaction between your home automation devices. Take this scenario as an example: You are away, so your Nest Cam is armed and set to look for motion. If it detects motion, it can tell your Phillips Hue bulb to flash crazy colors in an attempt to scare away the intruder.
Works with Nest is more than just home security. It also make things more convenient by making your home respond to you. Say you have an August Smart Lock, lock your door, and it can automatically set Nest to Away mode. The moment you unlock your door, it will turn your Nest Thermostat back on.
Something that saves both time and energy? Sign me up.
Through the integration, Nest’s combination of sensors, algorithms and machine learning can prompt the Nuheat SIGNATURE program to react to home occupancy. A representative from Nuheat helped us to understand how the floor thermostat work with Nest.
According to our contact, Nuheat’s 7-day programmable schedule takes the lead. But, Nest Thermostat is always on the lookout for occupancy. If you arrive home early or leave late, Nest will override your schedule adjusting your floor heat accordingly. Thus you’re saving energy because life doesn’t always happen on schedule.
Through the integration, Nest’s combination of sensors, algorithms and machine learning can prompt the Nuheat SIGNATURE program to react to home occupancy. Homeowners can enjoy both comfort and energy savings with their floor heat. Staying home? The floor heat will remain on keeping you comfortable. Leaving earlier or arriving later than expected? The floor heat will turn off to save energy.
Besides added automation features, the integration will also let you use the Nest App to control your Nuheat SIGNATURE Thermostat. No more switching from one app to another. Also, if you find yourself with nothing but your computer, you can use Nest’s web interface.
Good News For Current Nuheat SIGNATURE Thermostat Users
If you are currently using a Nuheat SIGNATURE Thermostat, it will integrate with Nest. It does not require added hardware or software. The thermostat will continue to retail for $265. Nest sells for $249.00.
For more information about the integration of Nuheat SIGNATURE with Nest, visit nuheat.com.