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The cooling and heating cycles depends on your temperature schedule and your HVAC performance to reach the certain temperature.
Thanks for getting back to me and sorry for my delayed response.
Judging from your response, I will take it that the Nest Thermostat does not provide a way to adjust the length of each cooling or heating cycle (outside of adjusting the temperature). For example, Emerson's Sensi Thermostat allows you to adjust the length of each heat/cool cycle (short, medium or long) . For example, a short cycle setting tells the thermostat that you want to keep the temperature very close to where you set the thermostat. The downside to this is the HVAC system will cycle on/off more often. In contrast, a long cycle setting will not control the temperature setting as tightly, but the HVAC system will not cycle on/off as much (each cycle will be longer). In general, I find the Nest Thermostat cycles to be too short.
One more question: In the cooling mode, does the Nest Thermostat provide protection for the Condenser/Compressor from cycling on too quickly. Most thermostats have a built-in delay so the Condensor/Compressor cannot cycle back on immediately after an "on" cycle - to protect the Compressor. I don't see this feature mentioned anywhere in the Nest documentation. Please advise.
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We appreciate your feedback about the Nest Thermostat's heating and cooling cycles. The length of time for your HVAC to reach the target temperature may depend on your HVAC system's capacity to provide heat or cooling. The good thing about Nest Thermostat is it remembers and learn your temperature changes and your HVAC performance so that it can provide a better and energy saving heating and cooling for your home.
Also, Safety Temperatures can protect your home during extremely cold or hot weather. They can help ensure that your pipes won’t freeze or your home won’t overheat even if your thermostat is set to Off.
I hope this helps.