How to manually set your Nest thermostat to heating, Eco, or off

You have three available thermostat modes: Heat, Eco, and Off. Here’s what each mode does and how to manually switch between them.

Both your thermostat and system will behave differently depending on what mode your thermostat is set to.

Thermostat modes 

Heat

Thermostat heat icon

  • Your thermostat will start heating to try to maintain any scheduled
    temperatures
     or a temperature that you’ve manually selected. .

Off

thermostat off icon

  • When your system is Off, it will only heat to try to maintain your 
    Safety Temperature.

  • Your heating will not turn on to meet any scheduled temperatures,
    and you won’t be able to manually change the temperature until you
    switch your thermostat to another mode.

  • If your thermostat controls hot water, you’ll still be able to control it in
    Off mode.

    Learn about Off mode >

Eco

leaf icon

  • Your system will try to heat your home to the Eco Temperature.

    Note: The Eco Temperature was set during thermostat installation,
    but you can change it at any time.

  • If you manually set your thermostat to Eco or you set your home to 
    Away, it won’t follow its temperature schedule. You’ll need to switch it
    to heating mode before you can change the temperature or go back
    to your regular schedule.

  • If your thermostat automatically set itself to Eco because you were
    away, it will automatically return to its regular schedule when it
    notices that someone has arrived home.

How to switch between heating and off modes 

You can easily switch between modes on the Nest thermostat with the Nest app.

 

On the Nest thermostat:

  1. Press the thermostat ring to open the Quick View menu.

  2. Select a new mode:

    • Nest Learning Thermostat:Turn the ring to Mode thermostat off icon and press to activate it. Or select Eco leaf icon  and press to select.

      Nest Thermostat E: Turn the ring to select a mode.

  3. Press the ring to confirm.

With the Nest app

  1. Select the thermostat you’d like to control on the app home screen.

  2. Tap Mode icon thermostat off icon at the bottom of the screen to bring up the mode menu.

  3. Tap on the new mode for your thermostat.

How to switch to Eco Temperature 

Switching to Eco Temperature is done much the same way as switching between heating and off modes, but there are some differences.

Things to keep in mind

  • When you manually switch to Eco, your thermostat will ignore all scheduled temperatures until you manually switch it back to heating.

  • If your thermostat automatically switched to Eco because everyone was away, it will switch back to your normal temperature schedule when someone comes home.

            Learn about Eco Temperature >

  • If you're using a Works with Nest third-party product, check with the maker to see if and how Eco will affect its behavior. Some Works with Nest products may switch your thermostat mode.

On the Nest thermostat:

  1. Press the thermostat ring to open the Quick View menu.

  2. Turn to Eco leaf icon  and press to select.

  3. Select Start Eco.

If your thermostat is already set to Eco, select Stop Eco and your thermostat will return to its regular heating schedule.

With the Nest app

  1. Select the thermostat you’d like to control on the app home screen.

  2. Select Eco leaf icon  on the bottom of your screen.

  3. Tap Start Eco. If you have more than one thermostat, select whether you want to start Eco Temperature only on the thermostat you’ve chosen or all thermostats.

To turn off Eco:

  1. Select the thermostat you’d like to control on the app home screen.

  2. Select Eco leaf icon  on the bottom of your screen.

  3. Tap Stop Eco. If you have more than one thermostat, select whether you want to stop Eco Temperature only on the thermostat you’ve chosen or all thermostats.

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