New things for fall


#1

Eco Temperatures and API updates

Setting your thermostat to energy-saving temperatures (now called Eco Temperatures) will not set the home to Away. With Eco Temperatures you can save energy while at home.

Nest customer homes will continue to transition manually or automatically between Home and Away, but users won’t see “Auto-Away” anymore at the home level (they will see “Away”) or on the thermostat (they will see “Eco”).

  • Eco Temperatures operate at the device level, and help users save energy, independent of (structure-level) occupancy

  • New Eco Temperature data values - eco_temperature (high and low, F and C)

  • All away_temperature values are deprecated (high and low, F and C)

  • Change to structure away states: can be “home” or “away” (“auto-away” is deprecated)

  • New “eco” value for device hvac_mode

See the Eco Temperatures transition guide to learn how to use Eco Temperatures in your product.

Data value changes in the Thermostats object

  • Thermostat label - you can now read the Thermostat label

  • where_name - now get access to where_name at the device level, instead of having to look up where_id from the structure first

  • Fan timer - you can now set fan_timer_duration

Time-to-Temperature

  • time_to_target - know when the structure expects to reach the target temperature

  • time_to_target_training - know if the device is in learning mode, or ready to apply Time-to-Temperature settings

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#2

I could be wrong but another change is that it’s now possible not to use the thermostat sensor within away assist while keeping eco (auto away) temperatures when away. Previously removing thermostat sensor from away assist also turned off auto away (eco temperatures). A great update as was annoying if you had animals that kept taking home out of auto away (eco temperatures). Could not find this in any documentation nest have released about differences but all my testing would suggest this is the case.


#3

A great update as was annoying if you had animals that kept taking home out of auto away (eco temperatures).