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How to Make the Most of Your Nest Learning Thermostat

We love The Nest Learning Thermostat.  Its sleek look, its easy-to-use interface, and its energy saving features make it a product that we think is a must have for anyone in the market for a thermostat.

That said, The Nest Learning Thermostat is more than just a pretty face.  While it will undoubtedly look good in your home, you are doing yourself a disservice if you don’t make the most of your Nest Thermostat.  Don’t let your Nest go to waste.

Here is a brief look at a few simple things you can do to use your Nest thermostat in a way that helps you to save energy and money.

Remember that it is a learning thermostat

The Nest Learning Thermostat is actually learning about you.  This means that it pays attention to when you adjust the temperature and learns your patterns.  It will then automatically create a schedule based on its observations.  Make sure that the Auto-Schedule Feature is turned on for this to happen.

If you are someone who has a (bad) habit of cranking up the heat in an attempt to get your chilly house to warm up faster (it doesn’t actually work), the Nest will learn that as well as well.  Therefore, set good habits for your Nest Learning Thermostat.

Sometimes, especially during season changes, the weather can be unpredictable from one day to the next.  In these instances, the Nest will become confused about your preferences changing from day to day.  Turn Auto-Schedule off and resume manually adjusting the thermostat for a little while.

You Can Still Set Schedules for the Nest

Want a more strict schedule for your thermostat?  You can still manually program a schedule on the thermostat itself or via the Nest app.

Take Advantage of the Airwave Feature

Turn on “Airwave” on the thermostat or on the Nest app during air conditioning season.  This feature takes advantage of the fact that the air conditioner compressor does not need to continue running for the entire time it takes the room to meet the goal temperature.  Because the coils stay cool even once the compressor is off, the fan can still blow cool air around the home.  Therefore, with Airwave, your compressor turns off a few minutes early–saving you electricity and money!

Lock Nest with a Pin Code

The Nest thermostat is controlled simply by spinning its outer ring.  Simple, and also very tempting for children.  In order to prevent any unwelcome adjustments, lock your thermostat with a pin code.


Sync it with Other Devices

Nest itself offers other devices such as cameras, doorbells, and door locks.  More than that, your Nest Learning Thermostat can be synced with things such as Amazon Alexa or Google Home in order to enable voice control.  Check out all of the things, including lights, garage doors, outlets, sprinkler systems, and ceiling fans that can work with your Nest Learning Thermostat.  Save money and energy, and make your life more convenient.

Would you like to learn more about The Nest Learning Thermostat? Check out our Nest FAQs or Contact FLAME!

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