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Nest Thermostat - controllable temperature range for guests

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This issue has been asked and answered.  Unfortunately the moderators use the same response each time and ignore the feature being requested, suggesting to set a range and use a pin to lock the range.

I use Nest Thermostats in my Rental Properties.  I find that guests will check in should they decide to cool the property, they will set it to 41F rather than 65F which should be more than adequate.  In fact, many times after they set the temperature, they leave all day with the cooling system working for an hour or 2 to get the temperature down to 41F, which is ridiculous.  

If I lock the thermostat to a specific range, when the guest arrives, they are FRUSTRATED that they can't adjust the temperature that I've preset.  They are frustrated that there is a PIN and reach out to me.  I ask them what's the temperature now and they respond with 70F but they want it slightly cooler.  They want to be able to CONTROL the thermostat and I can't blame them.

Nest's implementation does not offer such a feature and LOCKING the thermostat to a range for which the guest cannot control is not the answer! (So don't offer it to us landlord).  

As it stands today, the Nest thermostat does not provide an in-built option to limit the range of temperature control for a guest.  This is a good concept it is valuable in a number of contexts such as rental properties or shared living spaces.

Nest (now Google Nest) should implement and update all thermostats to have such a feature rather than suggest a LOCK thermostat feature which does not accomplish what we're in need of.


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Community Specialist

Hello Wildwex,


Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your inquiry.


I apologize if the feature request threads were prematurely locked, as we don't yet know when they will be made available.


Only the Nest Learning Thermostat and the Nest Thermostat E allow for lock PIN configuration. The Nest Thermostat 2020 model presents many methods for controlling the temperature in your home. Your Nest Thermostat will hold the current temperature for however long you specify when you set it to do so.


If you want your thermostat to hold a temperature for a little while longer, whether you're home or away from your usual routine or have guests in your home that you want to keep comfortable, starting a hold might be helpful. Please take a look at this article and let us know if you have more questions.




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