With smart thermostats you can save money all year round and keep your home comfortable.
If you've just received a newthere are many useful features and settings to play with. Let's get started.
. 1 Control Your Nest Thermostat With Your Voice
You do not have to get up to adjust your nest. You can control it with voice commands from most home hubs, including Amazon's Alexa speakers or Google Home ($ 89 at Walmart) . Here is .
. 2 Using Sunblock
If your thermostat is near windows, you probably should enable the sunblock feature. It indicates to your nest when it is exposed to direct sunlight so that it does not heat the air conditioner or lower the heat because the thermostat reads the room as warmer than it really is. This option can save on electricity bills as the heater or AC power will not be overloaded due to poor thermostat information.
To turn it on, go to the app and tap the Settings icon (it looks like a gear). Then tap Sunblock and toggle the switch symbol .
. 3 Control Humidity
If you live in an area where it is uncomfortably humid, you can use your nest to keep the air in your home dry with the "Cool to Dry" setting. This setting can be found on the Nest Thermostat E ($ 169 at Dell Home) the first generation Nest Learning Thermostat ($ 214 on Amazon) and the Nest Learning Thermostats of the second and third Generation. Here is .
. 4 Save money with Airwave
Airwave is an option that automatically turns off your AC compressor when the room cools. Then the fan of your AC blows the cool air throughout the house. This saves costs on the cooling costs.
To turn on the option, go to the app and tap the Settings icon. Then tap Airwave and toggle the switch symbol .
. 5 You can disable the automatic schedule.
Nest's automatic scheduling option finds out how warm or cold you are at home, and automatically adjusts the temperature for you by using what you've learned.
If you live in a place where the weather can change, as I do, where one day is freezing cold and the next day a walk in the park can fry you like a piece of meat, your nest can be confused ,
If you find that your nest is constantly wrong when predicting thermostat temperatures, you can disable this feature. Go to the app and touch the icon Settings . Then tap Auto-Schedule and turn off the switch symbol .
. 6 Troubleshooting
Being a smart thermostat, the Nest relies on a Wi-Fi connection to reach its full potential. If youryou do not panic. guides you through all the steps you need to correct the problem.
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