The Nest Thermostat is a handy product that allows you to change the temperature in your home with your voice. However, there are times when you may not want the temperature to change.
Whenever you noticed that your home feels a few degrees warmer or cooler than usual, even though you didn’t adjust the temperature on your Nest thermostat? If so, it might be because your Nest is set to ” Auto-schedule.”
In Auto-schedule mode, the Nest thermostat uses sensors and machine learning algorithms to automatically create a heating and cooling schedule for your home. However, this schedule can be customized if you find that the temperatures it’s selecting are not to your liking.
In this blog post, we will show you how to stop the Nest Thermostat from changing temperature, so let’s get started.
5 Ways To Change The Temperature On Your Nest Thermostat:
If you want to manually control the temperature in your home, there are a few different ways to do it.
1. Through the Nest app
If you want to prevent your Nest thermostat from automatically changing the temperature, you can do so by turning off the Auto-Schedule feature.
Step 1: Simply open the app and select the “Thermostats” tab.
Step 2: Then, find the thermostat you want to change and select the “Settings” icon next to it.
Step 3: Scroll down to the “Schedule” section and turn off the “Auto-schedule” toggle switch.
Step 4: Now, you can adjust the temperatures for each day of the week. Just tap on each day and drag the start and end times for when you want your heating and cooling to kick in.
Step 5: Then, set the temperatures for those periods by tapping on them and turning the knob until you reach your desired number.
Step 6: When you’re finished, just tap “Done” in the top-right corner of the screen.
You can also adjust the temperature manually at any time by tapping the temperature on the Nest app’s main screen.
2. Set the temperature manually on the Nest thermostat
If you want more control over the temperature in your home, you can always set it manually on the Nest thermostat itself.
Step 1: To do so, just navigate to the main screen of your device and select the “Temperature” option.
Step 2: Then, turn the knob to adjust the temperature up or down.
Step 3: Press the “Done” button in the top-right corner of the screen.
3. By using voice command
The third way to change the temperature on your Nest thermostat is by using voice commands with a Google Assistant-enabled device like a Google Home speaker or a Nest Hub display. Just say something like, “Hey Google, set my living room thermostat to 78 degrees.”
If you have an Amazon Echo device, you can use voice commands as well just say, “Alexa, set my living room thermostat to 78 degrees.” You can also adjust the temperature manually by saying something like, “Hey Google, turn up my living room thermostat by two degrees.”
4. By turning off EcoMode
From the Schedule screen of the Nest app, you can set a schedule or turn off EcoMode directly.
Just open the app and tap Schedule, then use the switch at the top of the screen to turn off heating or cooling, or both. You can also edit your schedule from this screen.
To do so, tap Edit next to Heating or Cooling and then enter your changes. If you’re in Eco mode and you want to keep it on, but make some changes to your schedule, just tap Heating or Cooling on the main Schedule screen. Then, make your changes. Your modified schedule will automatically save and Eco mode will stay on.
5. From the thermostat
If you want to turn off your schedule or Eco mode from your thermostat, just open Settings > Schedules and turn off Heating or Cooling, or both.
How Auto-Away works on the Nest Thermostat?
Auto-Away is a feature that automatically turns your Nest thermostat to an energy-saving temperature when it detects that no one is home. The Nest app uses your phone’s location to keep track of when you’re away and will activate the Auto-Away feature when it detects that you’re absent.
If you have more than one person in your household, the Nest app will take everyone’s location into account and won’t activate Auto-Away unless it’s confident that no one is home.
Auto-Away is a simple way to save energy without having to remember to adjust the temperature yourself. However, if you don’t want your thermostat to automatically change the temperature, you can easily turn the feature off.
How to turn Auto-Away on or off?
Step 1: Open the Nest app and tap on your thermostat from the main menu.
Step 2: Tap the Settings cog in the top right corner.
Step 3: Scroll down and tap Auto-Away.
Step 4: Toggle Auto-Away on or off.
You can also adjust the temperature that your Nest thermostat will automatically go to when it enters Auto-Away mode.
To do this:
Step 1: Go to the Nest app and select your thermostat.
Step 2: Select the Temp button in the bottom left corner.
Step 3: Tap the Auto-Away temp slider and move it to your desired temperature.
Why Does The Nest Thermostat Keep Adjusting The Temperature?
There are a few potential reasons why your Nest thermostat might keep changing the temperature, even when you have it set to a specific setting.
One possibility is that the Nest is picking up on changes in your home’s temperature and making adjustments accordingly.
You may have also accidentally or intentionally changed the Nest’s temperature. If you’re using the Nest’s auto-schedule feature, it’s also possible that the Nest is making adjustments to the temperature based on your usage patterns.
If you think that the Nest is changing the temperature on its own, the first thing to do is check the settings to see if anything has been changed.
And if the settings look fine, then the next step is to check for updates to Nest’s software. You can do this by navigating to the Nest app and looking for the “update” option. If there is an update available, install it and see if that fixes the problem.
If the problem persists, you may need to reset your Nest thermostat. Here’s how:
Step 1: Press and hold the button on the back of the Nest for about 10 seconds. This will reset the Nest to its factory settings.
Step 2: Once the Nest has been reset, you’ll need to set it up again from scratch.
If you think that someone else in your household is changing the temperature on the Nest, you can try setting a passcode. To do this:
Step 1: Go to the Nest app and select the “settings” option.
Step 2: Then, scroll down to the “security” section and select the “set passcode” option.
Step 3: Enter a 4-digit code that will be required to change the thermostat settings.
Auto-Away is a handy feature that can save you money on your energy bills. If Auto-Away is off, your thermostat can still be used. When you want to change the temperature, you’ll just need to adjust it manually.
Moreover, by taking manual control of the temperature, you can ensure that your home is always at a comfortable level for you and your family.
We hope this blog post has been helpful in showing you how to stop the Nest Thermostat from changing temp. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Thank you for reading!
Auto-Away uses a combination of factors to determine when no one is home. These include things like the time of day, whether any doors or windows are open, and whether any motion is detected in the home.
Yes, you can still use your thermostat even if you turn off Auto-Away. You’ll just need to adjust the temperature manually when you want it to change.
Nest Schedule is a feature that allows you to set a schedule for your thermostat. This way, your thermostat will automatically adjust the temperature at the times you specify.
Yes, you can still prevent your thermostat from automatically changing the temperature even if you don’t have the Nest app. You’ll just need to disable the Auto-Away or Schedule feature on your thermostat.
I am Jeff Bortnick, the founder of SMART WISE HOME. I am also a husband, father of two, and a long-time technology lover. I have been obsessed with home automation since I was at University doing my MSc in Automation and Control Engineering