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Energy saving tips to save even more with your Nest thermostat.
Smart thermostats keep your home comfortable and help you with your energy savings.

Nest thermostats can help keep your home at just the right temperature while also saving energy and lowering your bills over time.1

1Ensure you have a thermostat schedule 

Nest thermostats make it simple to set a schedule that keeps you comfortable. They can do things like lower the temperature while you’re asleep at night (which is especially beneficial for energy savings in the winter) and turn it up when you’re about to come home. The Nest Learning Thermostat learns your preferences and automatically creates a schedule based on your routine. 

2Set up Home & Away Routines

When you step out or go on vacation, Nest thermostats can make sure you don’t heat an empty home, offering you ways to reduce energy consumption at home. If you enable Home & Away Routines in the app, your thermostat can use sensors, other connected devices in your home, and your phone’s location to determine whether you’re away. It will automatically switch to your preferred energy-saving temperature – Eco temperatures – while everyone is gone, and return to a more comfortable temperature when someone comes home.

3Follow the Nest Leaf

Want to know if the temperature you’ve set is the most energy efficient? Look for the Nest Leaf icon, which appears on your thermostat and in the app to indicate when your thermostat is set to an energy-saving temperature. In the beginning, it will appear based on set temperatures, but as it learns your habits, the Leaf will appear when it knows your usage is at its most efficient levels. 

4Try an easy few degrees change to your schedule

Features like Seasonal Savings on the Nest Learning Thermostat energy saving device, look for small changes in your schedule and make suggestions aimed at making your energy usage more efficient. These adjustments are subtle, so you might not even notice them, but you’ll save more energy over time. Just accept these suggestions with a tap on your thermostat or in the app.

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5Tweak your settings 

If you have a heat pump, try changing your Heat Pump Balance settings to “Max Savings.” Your heat pump may take longer to reach your desired temperature, but that’s because it’s trying to minimise the amount of AUX heat. And if you don’t prefer this setting, you can always set it back to “Balanced.”

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  1. Independent studies conducted in the UK have shown that Nest Thermostats combined with Seasonal Savings save the average user 10% on heating bills over the winter season. Individual savings are not guaranteed. Learn more at