There are usually some hard-and-fast rules that come with being a tenant – like no wallpaper. So you’re stuck with the landlord’s choice of paint.
But renters can still enjoy the convenience, fun, and security of
For example, the
Here are a few examples of how apartment dwellers are using Google Home to make their homes smarter with
Since moving into their converted loft in Brooklyn three years ago, Nicole James and her partner have turned their dwelling into a smart home, with smart light bulbs and smart switches. Their devices and other smart home essentials like
For James, switching out her apartment’s thermostat for a
One of the things that makes Nest thermostats so convenient for renters is that they require no additional wiring in most homes.7 Most people set theirs up in 60 minutes or less – usually less time than it takes for your landlord to text you back if you have a question. Just make sure the Nest thermostat you choose is
“For a converted loft with six total electrical outlets, it’s pretty high-tech,” says James. “People are probably most surprised that we had the old thermostat replaced with Nest since we’re renters, but a drafty old loft means very chilly winter mornings, so heat that starts up before I’m awake is non-negotiable.”
Renting doesn’t mean you have to give up ambiance, either. Erik Robertson moved across the country to a rental home in Connecticut last year with his partner – and made sure to pack
Robertson finds his Google Home setup indispensable for home entertaining. Planning ahead for guests, he presets the temperature for when they arrive – usually a little cooler than when it’s just him and his partner. If he’s busy in the kitchen prepping food, he uses the Google Home app to set the lights and turn on the music before everyone arrives. Hands-free, he can use a
Renting may limit you from completely customizing your home, but Nest products and Google Home help you design a space that almost feels like it’s yours to own.
Requires a compatible smart device.
Requires working internet and Wi-Fi.
Home Automations require additional enrollment and setup, and depend on working internet, Wi-Fi and service availability from Google and third parties that manufacture devices included in the Automations.
Independent studies conducted in the US showed that Nest thermostats saved people an average of 10% to 12% on heating and 15% on cooling. Individual savings are not guaranteed.
Learn more about savings with Nest thermostats.
Requires a compatible smart device. Personalized features require additional enrollment and setup.
Many Google devices will be automatically updated to support Matter. Check
g.co/nest/matternowfor more information on Matter-enabled devices and functionality.
Find out if your home requires the Nest Power Connector to be compatible with Nest thermostats at
g.co/nest/works. If you purchase pro install with your Nest Thermostat, you do not need to purchase the Nest Power Connector.