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How to use Nest Thermostat for rental property to turn heat down when vacant

schrogin
Community Member

I am trying to figure out how to keep temperatures low when a property is vacant, could be for a week, or whatever period of time. I created a custom setting called "Vacant" that has the temperatures I want when it is vacant. But now I don't know how to tell it to just use the Vacant setting all the time, until I tell it not to. Do I have to go in and delete all the schedules? And then select "Vacant". Then when I get a renter I would have to reselect all the schedules? It seems like it should be easier. Vacant schedule and then Occupied schedule. Is there an easy way to do this?

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schrogin
Community Member

Ok, I figured it out. You can click on home and away and set it up so you can manually turn on "Away" rather than it doing it automatically.

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CBFox
Bronze
Bronze

https://support.google.com/googlenest/answer/10120172?hl=en

This article explains how to set a Temperature Hold, which is what you want when the house is vacant. It won't wipe out the schedule that you've set up; when you cancel the hold the Nest will revert to following your schedule.

schrogin
Community Member

Ok, I figured it out. You can click on home and away and set it up so you can manually turn on "Away" rather than it doing it automatically.

EdwardT
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi folks,

@CBFox, thanks for the help!

@schrogin, thanks for sharing the steps that solved your issue. Let us know if you have other questions and we'd be glad to assist you.

Thanks,

Edward

EdwardT
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey schrogin,

I wanted to follow up and see if you are still in need of any help. Please let me know if you are still having any trouble from here, as I would be happy to take a closer look and assist you further.

Thanks,

Edward

EdwardT
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi schrogin,

I'm just checking in to make sure that you've seen our response. Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns as I will be locking this in 24 hours.

Thanks,

Edward