One possible work-around is to change the mode to Heat-Cool. Each mode has its own schedule so changing to H+C would have no schedule set and would maintain whatever it was set to. Switch back to Heat mode (or Cooling mode) to resume your programmed schedule. No need to delete it and re-program again.
This is ridiculous. I set up Nest thermostats in my vacation house in Rhode Island last summer. Now I want them to hold at 55’ (the eco temperature of 45’ is too low when it is really cold). It seems to be impossible, and I’m having to monitor them continually as they will only hold the higher temperature for two hours.
Thank you! I am in Australia at the moment, and so am a bit nervous about about doing anything drastic. I might just have to wait till the spring and the danger of the house freezing is past. Meanwhile I’ll just have to keep monitoring them every day.
it does seem to be a design flaw; my old Honeywell thermostats I could just set and leave them for the winter.
Keep in mind that your Nest has 3 schedules. 1 for Heat Only, 1 for Cool Only, and 1 for Heat/Cool. Chances are, you only use one or two of those schedules. If you want the Nest to stay at a set temp indefinitely, just switch it to which ever mode has a blank schedule on your Nest, set the desired temp, and let it go. Since there is no schedule, it will never switch to another temp. Just be sure not to use the heat schedule if you want cooling, and vice versa.
So in other words, you're admitting the Google Nest Learning Thermostat has a MAJOR ISSUE and the temporary work around is to switch to a mode that has no programmed schedule. All of this would be solved by simply adding a "hold" feature, which still hasn't happened. Something every thermostat I've ever had before this Google unit has already had. Also, when summer comes around I will be using the heat/cool mode as cool nights and hot days occur, so I will not have an option for an unscheduled mode at that point unfortunately.