The Nest Thermostat is a top of the line learning thermostat. The design is simply beautiful and the functionality is amazing. An architect who likes to collect data and who loves technology will surely appreciate this gadget.
Forget about programming the thermostat. All you do with the Nest is turn the temperature up or down as needed and it will start to learn your habits. Once it has had a few days to learn what temperatures you like, it will start to turn the temperature up or down for you. It is also smart enough to realize that you have been away for an extended period of time and will adjust the temperature to be most energy efficient. You can also connect to your Nest with an iOS or Android app so you can adjust the temperature of your home before you arrive.
One great feature of the Nest is for the data-junkies out there. The Nest collects and helps you analyze your energy usage. When you make an adjustment you can quickly see how much energy you saved by using a handy tablet app. Don't have a mobile device? No worries - you can have a monthly report emailed to you so you can keep up with your energy usage.
The Nest is not cheap, but it will pay for itself if you like finite control of your temperature and want to understand how you can save energy and money. Reports show that the Nest Thermostat can pay for itself within the first year of ownership - your mileage may vary. We definitely recommend this thermostat.