Last time, we took a closer look at some of the advanced features of Nest thermostats. If you missed it, you can find it by clicking here. Today, we are going to continue exploring the great ways that Nest can help you save money and lessen your impact on the environment.

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Cool to dry: Nest thermostats include a cool to dry feature which uses your home’s A/C as a dehumidifier. But it doesn’t just switch on the A/C when a room is hot, it reads the internal humidity levels in the home, so it will continue to run to counter the humidity even if it reaches its target temperature.

Sunblock: For obvious reasons, it can be counterproductive to have your thermostat set up in an area where it will be in direct sunlight for most of the day. But sometimes this set-up is unavoidable. Luckily, Nest has a sunblock feature that allows it to ignore the effects of the sun and to continue running your home at optimal levels.

Leaf: Leaf is a feature designed to help you make eco-friendly and cost effective choices. Features that can help you save money or energy are denoted by a little leaf icon that is green when you are employing good practices. When you could be doing better, the leaf is dim.

Airwave: Airwave is one of those features that just makes sense, and it is frankly surprising that more HVAC and thermostat systems don’t employ similar technology. Most thermostats will only run the furnace fan while the A/C is running, but will shut off when the A/C does. What about all of that cool air just sitting in your vents? Airwave allows the furnace fan to run for a little while after the A/C shuts down so that the cool air remaining in the vents is distributed throughout the house.

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