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Too Complicated

Community Member

Thermostat:  Here is some feedback after several years of experience.

The 'stat software and settings have too many options.  It seems like the software engineers got carried away with all the possibilities.  Some consumer testing and input along with application of the KISS principle would be appreciated.

-Maybe an option or two of 'typical' default settings v. all the ala carte options?

-How about better explanations of how the options interact?  Does Eco override the schedule settings?

-How about a simple command setting which overrides all the others?  Dear Nest, regardless of whatever else is set, make the temperature 66F until I make a change.

-The sharing of data and access with my local utility is cool, pun intended, for controlling AC use but there's been no feedback to know if it made any difference in energy use or costs.  My utility has not responded to this query.   


Thanks for listening.  





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Gold Product Expert

Hi there,
As this is a community forum supported by other users and community specialist's the best way of getting your thoughts, feedback or feature requests to the people that can make changes is by submitting feedback as detailed within the link below.



Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi folks,


@Cathal_S, thanks for the help!


@respost, We hear you. Our team is working hard to deliver the best experience for our users — we'll take this as feedback. Keep your eye on the Google Nest Community page for any updates. Please let me know if you have other questions or concerns as I will be locking this in 24 hours if I won't hear back from you again. Feel free to start a new thread and we'll be happy to help.