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Difference between Eco and Seasonal Settings and are they used separately or at the same time?

Community Specialist
Community Specialist

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 Original Poster: Renee 2205 

Not sure if I’m using Nest thermostat in the most economical settings. Energy usage chart only showed the green leaf for Eco once in ten days. I had Seasonal Settings enabled. Do these options work together or separ


Community Specialist
Community Specialist
Hi Renee, 
Thanks for reaching out to us and welcome to our community! I would be happy to help you out with clarification. 
Seasonal Savings
  • Seasonal Savings can give your Nest thermostat’s temperature schedule a tune-up in the early winter and summer by automatically making small changes to some temperatures in your schedule to make them more efficient.
  • It uses everything your thermostat has learned about your home and temperature preferences to find ways to save energy without compromising comfort. In areas where energy costs peak during certain times of day, Seasonal Savings may focus on saving you energy during those peak times.
  • When Seasonal Savings adjusts temperatures, the changes it makes are subtle, just a fraction of a degree each day. Over the course of the entire tune-up period, the changes typically add up to about 1°F or 1°C. The biggest temperature adjustments usually happen while you’re asleep or away, so you may never even notice the changes made by Seasonal Savings. 
Eco Mode
  • Your Nest thermostat can automatically switch to Eco Temperatures after it senses that nobody’s home. You’ll know Eco Temperatures are active when your thermostat says “Eco” on the display or in the Nest or Home app. This can be managed with Home/Away Assist. 
Hope this helps! Lett me know if you have any further questions for us. 🙂 
-From Ai, Community Specialist.