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Schedule nest to turn off

Dkhan
Community Member

Hi - I want to schedule my Nest to automatically turn off for certain hours of the day. Can you assist? I don’t see the option in the app. 

Dana

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David_K
Platinum Product Expert
Platinum Product Expert

That's because there isn't a feature or setting to do that unfortunately. You can manually set the thermostat to "off mode" but there isn't a way to schedule that. Are you looking for your HVAC system to be fully powered down, or just taken out of heating or cooling mode in off hours? If you're talking about an actual powering down, that is beyond the scope of the Nest Thermostat capabilities. Do you just not want it to come on outside of schedules? Is there a specific range you're concerned about?

If you forget the thermostat for a minute, what is it you want your HVAC equipment to do during the times the thermostat is off? Maybe there's a toggle switch on your furnace/HVAC equipment you can use? As an example, I've seen other users replace those with Kasa smart switches (or similar) to be able to schedule off and on. If this applies to you and you decide to do it, just be aware that with your HVAC system powered down entirely, the thermostat can't engage the safety temperatures feature if things get too cold to turn on heating to prevent pipe freezing, or to turn on the cooling to ensure your home won't overheat.

Nest thermostat Off mode - Google Nest Help
Thermostat Safety Temperatures - Google Nest Help

zoeuvre
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi folks, 

 

@Dkhan, thanks for reaching out to us. I want to check if you managed to see the response above. Please let us know if you still have questions or concerns, as we'll be willing to assist you further. 
 

I appreciate your help, @David_K

 

Best,

Zoe

Dkhan
Community Member

Ok got it that helps - the goal is to not use the HVAC during the day (not needed where I live right now) so it sounds like my best option is to manually turn it off during the day and turn it back on when I need it. Thank you!

zoeuvre
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi Dkhan, 
 

Although the Nest Thermostat automatically turning off for certain hours of the day feature is not currently available, you can submit a feature request on behalf of our product team. Please be assured that our product team is working non-stop to bring the best features to our Google Nest devices. 

 

Let me know if there is anything else I can do beyond submitting that request, as I'll be locking this thread if I don't hear back from you again in 24 hours. Should that happen, feel free to create a new one if you have more questions or other concerns in the future.


Regards,

Zoe