Yes it can. You will need a NEST Thermostat for each zone you wish to control.
Zoned heating systems can save a significant amount of energy by allowing you to only heat the part of your home that you need or using, instead of the whole dwelling.
In a zoned system, multiple thermostats control one heating system that selectively distributes heat different parts of the home. For example, when one zone needs heating, that zone’s valves open, guiding the hot water to the radiators or in-floor pipes in that area of the home. When both zone valves aren’t calling for heat, the boiler turns off, saving energy.
How do I know if I have more than 1 zone for my heating system?
There are two indications that your home has a zoned system:
- There is more than one thermostat
- There is more than one heating system or more than one type of heating system (for example, radiators and in-floor radiant)
Please note Nest thermostats are not compatible with electric underfloor systems or electric radiators.
Find out more about our NEST Thermostat Installation service here.
Google now owns NEST and provides more useful information here: https://support.google.com/googlenest/answer/9254411
Heating system compatibility with Nest thermostats
Nest thermostats are compatible with many different types of heating systems, including boiler systems. If you’re not sure what type of system you have please contact us.
You can also use the online Compatibility Checker to quickly check if your heating system can work with a Nest Learning Thermostat or Nest Thermostat E.