At Green Road Solar, we understand how important it is to feel comfortable in your own home. That’s why we do everything we can to ensure that you have the best resources available when it comes to keeping your home energy efficient and at a temperature that suits you. Nest thermostats are one of the most useful tools for doing just that.

In a previous article, we looked briefly at some of the advantages of Nest thermostats. Today, we want to go a little deeper and take a closer look at some of the amazing features that define Nest thermostats and make them such a valuable resource for Sun Valley homeowners.

Nest Thermostat Advanced Featuresnest

Auto-Away: This feature allows Nest to adjust the temperature setting based on whether or not you or your family are home. When it senses that your home is empty it will adjust accordingly, meaning that you won’t be wasting precious energy that you aren’t even home to enjoy.

Auto-Schedule: Tied into the auto-away feature somewhat, the auto-schedule feature is used by Nest to determine how it should set the temperature and when. If you work during the week but are home during the weekends, Nest will adjust accordingly without needing you to input any information manually.

Time-to-Temp: Nest doesn’t just learn your routines; it also learns how much time it takes to adjust the temperature in your home. For instance, if you choose to turn off the A/C in the middle of the day, it will factor in the current temperature inside your home as well as the conditions outside and provide you with a time frame for how long the cooling process will take. This can be handy when trying to schedule temperature adjustments.

Early-On: A bit less green than most of its features, Nest also has the ability to switch on before you arrive home so that the temperature is already set just the way you like it. It may not be the most efficient feature in the world since the temperature will be adjusted while you are potentially away from home, but it is one of those features that is the hallmark of user-friendly smart technology.


Stay tuned for Part II to learn more about the advanced features of the Nest thermostat. And in the meantime, if you have questions, Green Road Solar is happy to help! Contact us today to learn more and to take advantage of free installation and a $50 rebate!