Nest thermostats are engineered to learn from you and your home. Your thermostat will learn to keep you comfortable when you’re at home and save energy while you’re out.
There are lots of ways to help improve energy savings and reduce your utility bills. Here are some steps you can take that can help reduce your energy use.
Teach your Nest thermostat
Adjust your radiator valves
Set your Eco Temperature thoughtfully
Your thermostat can use your phone’s location to help tell when you’ve left home and when you’ve returned. If you want your family or friends to be able to use their phone location as well, they can sign up for a Family Account. Every Family Account member can use their phone location to help improve the accuracy of automatic switching.
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Try an easy 0.5°C change in your schedule
Most people can’t tell the difference between a room set one day at 22 °C and the next day at 21.5 °C. In fact, the difference in temperature between your nose and your toes is likely to be more than 0.5 °C. Adjust your thermostat's temperature schedule by just 0.5 °C and learn how much you’ve saved compared to the previous month in your Home Report.
Set your thermostat to its Eco Temperature if you’re going on holiday
If you’re going to be away for an extended period of time, you might want to manually set your thermostat to its Eco Temperature to help save energy.
Avoid cranking up the heating
Most systems won’t heat your home any faster if you set your thermostat to a higher temperature, but your system will probably run for longer and use more energy. If you want it to be 22 °C inside and you turn the heating up to 30 °C, it will warm up just as fast as if you set the temperature to 22 °C.
If you crank up the heating often enough, your Nest thermostat will learn these temperatures and automatically add them to your schedule, which can use even more energy.