Nest®Protect – The cool smoke alarm

The Nest Protect is so much more than a smoke alarm, it’s also a carbon monoxide alarm. The smart technology device is a great bit of technology and a sound investment for any home. Our SmartHome installers have been installing Nest® protect devices along with other compatible devices in our SmartHome range in Plymouth homes for the last two years and customers have been impressed by the level of safety that the device offers.

Did you know?

  1. About 200,000 homes in the UK experience high levels of carbon monoxide every year. [Nest CO white paper, 2014]
  2. In the 1970s, it would take about 30 minutes for a fire to take over a room. Today, it can take less than 5. [Underwriters Lab]

Every home should have a CO alarm

Every household regardless of the age of boiler or even if you do not have a boiler should have a carbon monoxide alarm. The Nest protect does what it says on the tin protects your household and alerts you and your family to smoke and carbon monoxide, straight to your smartphone, no matter where you are.

Nest Protect Features

  • App Silence: Silence alarms with your phone, not your tea towel. If everything’s under control and there’s only a little smoke, silence the alarm from the Nest app.
  • Phone alerts: Everyone in your family can know what’s going on, from anywhere. When something’s wrong, Nest Protect sends everyone an alert in case no-one’s at home.
  • No chirps: Tired of getting woken up at 2 am by your smoke alarm? Long before it has to chirp, Nest Protect tells you its batteries are running low with a message on your phone. And don’t worry, that won’t happen for years.
  • Safety Check-up: Test all your alarms with a tap. And once the test is finished, you’ll receive a full report.
  • Family Accounts: Everyone in the family can have their own Nest account. No more sharing a login. You can all use your phones to silence and test alarms. And you’ll all get alerts on your phones if something’s wrong at home.
  • Tests itself: You’re supposed to test smoke alarms monthly. But most people don’t. So Nest Protect checks its batteries and sensors over 400 times a day. And it’s the first alarm that uses Sound Check to quietly test its speaker and siren once a month.
  • Lights your way: If you need a glass of milk in the middle of the night, the new Nest Protect lights up as you walk underneath it. Pathlight is one of our customers’ favourite features, so we’ve made it better and brighter.
  • Steam is not smoke: Has your alarm ever yelled at you for having a shower? Nest Protect comes with Steam Check. It uses custom algorithms and a humidity sensor to look for steam so that you can enjoy a nice, quiet shower.

You can find out more product information for the Nest Protect on Nest’s official website.

Get A Nest Protect Installed Today in Plymouth

Our SmartHome engineers are able to supply and fit all Nest Smart technology, our heating engineers are nest certified installers and Gas Safe Registered. You can find out more about why we are one of the most accredited Plumbing & Heating companies in Plymouth here.

For a free quotation from Plymouth’s leading Plumbing & Heating company, simply get in touch with us.

Smell Gas?

Call the National Gas Emergency number – 0800 111 999 (If you’re deaf or hard of hearing, you can use a textphone (Minicom) on 0800 371 787). Please note: This number is for England, Scotland and Wales

Meet the new Nest® Thermostat

Four years on after the release of the first Nest smart thermostat, the 3rd generation model has been released. AJ Barnes Plumbing & Heating LTD has been fitting Nest smart thermostats to new and existing boiler installations ever since Google released their first generation model over 4 years ago. Since then we have seen the smart thermostat market explode. The majority of our customers in Plymouth and the surrounding areas choose to go for a smart thermostat on their new central heating installation as the smart technology is very affordable and with a short payback time actually, saves you money on your heating bills.

What’s new on the 3rd gen Nest?

  • The screen is 40% bigger with even smaller pixels that make everything much sharper.
  • The sensor window is significantly smaller, so it takes up even less space at the bottom of the display.
  • Seven more temperature sensors – making a total of 10 – to make it even more accurate.
  • Slightly thinner
  • You now have Farsight. With Farsight, the Nest Thermostat will light up as soon as it sees you and shows you useful things like the temperature you’ve set, the current room temperature, the time or the outside weather. You get to choose what you want to see.
  • Redesigned user interface.
  • To continue to protect your privacy and secure your data, the new Nest Learning Thermostat has Secure Boot technology that blocks incompatible or malicious software by ensuring that only official Nest software is running.
  • The Nest Thermostat now has a ring to fit any home’s style. Choose from copper, stainless steel, black or white.

To learn more about the Nest thermostat visit the official Nest website.

The Nest smart thermostat is one of the most popular thermostats that our Barnes SmartHome installers fit along with the Worcester Wave thermostat. Our Smarthome installers are both Nest certified installers and also Platinum Worcester accredited installers. Our Plymouth-based team are able to supply and install a range of smart thermostats like the Worcester Wave and Nest to both new and existing central heating systems. For more information and a free quotation please contact us.

Will A Smart Thermostat Save Me Money?

Which? recently investigated how much you could potentially save on your energy bills with a smart thermostat and also how long it would take to pay for itself.

This year alone, we installed more smart thermostats in the first three months of 2017 than the whole of 2016 combined, the most popular models that we installed on boilers in Plymouth where the Worcester Wave and the Nest learning thermostat.

Smart thermostats allow you to change various thermostat settings from your smartphone–and, in some cases, a web browser, computer, or with your voice using a device like the Amazon Echo.

Which? found that customers who saved the most money with a smart thermostat were people who wanted to be able to see exactly how much heating that they where using and how much it was costing. Other people who saved money with a smart thermostat where:

  • Tech-savvy smartphone or computer users, who are comfortable using apps.
  • Those with a busy lifestyle, who want to be able to programme their thermostat on the go.
  • If you have a regular routine, some smart heating controls, such as Nest, can learn your routine and ensure your home is always warm when it needs to be.
  • Those who are likely to stay in the same property for several years, as they can recoup the cost of installation through savings on their heating bill.

As a Nest pro installer and also a Worcester Accredited Installer, our Heating engineers have fitted 100s of smart thermostats in homes across Plymouth. Studies have shown that the Nest payback time is just two years, you can read more about the study here.

AJ Barnes Plumbing & Heating LTD love installing smart technology for customers across Plymouth and the surrounding areas. Visit our Barnes SmartHome section today and learn more about how smart technology can save you Money on your heating bills in Plymouth. For advice and a free quotation please contact us.