Good smart home devices are supposed to make life easier. Part of the easy thing is being able to do many things while staying in your comfort zone. That would go a long way in ensuring that you get a really good value for all the money you’ve spent creating a smart home.
The Nest Thermostat for example is one of the best smart thermostat device out there that help you control your home’s condition. But having to always get up off your bed during cold night to change the condition to hot or vice versa might be a little bit annoying. The APP? Of course there is an application that come bundled with the device but what if you don’t just want to open your eyes while you’re enjoying your good sleep to start searching for your mobile device. Then you can voice control Nest Thermostat!
Issuing voice commands right from where you are to your smart home hub will simply get this done without a hiccup. There are a number of ways you can achieve this but one of the easiest is to connect your Nest thermostat device to your Smart Home hub device like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa or via other means which you can learn more at the Nest website Works with Nest page.
As said earlier, the easiest way to achieve the voice controlling your Nest Thermostat is by connecting it with your smart home hub devices. So I’ll take it one after the other.
Voice Control Nest Thermostat Using Google Assistant
In order to use voice commands for your Nest Thermostat using your Google Home hub system, then you can do it by issue a number of commands which gets the job done without a hiccup.
- “Turn off Thermostat!”
- “Make it warmer” or “Make it cooler”
- “Turn on cooling” or “Turn on heating”
- “What’s the temperature inside?”
- “Set the temperature to 72!”
These commands get the job done in a jiffy. A quick note is that Google Assistant is the cloud bot that works inside of the Google Home hub which means it’s what works behind the scene to get all your requests done. It’s a faster process so you wouldn’t know information are being exchanged behind the scene from your home hub device and the cloud server.
How To Use Alexa with Nest Thermostat
One difference between Google Home and Amazon Alexa in this case is that you have to tell Alexa where the thermostat to be changed is located. This way, the device can intelligently locate and make adjustments to your commands or requests.
A very good example is “Alexa, change hallway temperature to 74” whereby “Hallway” is the name/label you’ve set for the thermostat. So instead of saying “Change thermostat to 82” or something which might be confusing to Alexa, you just label your thermostat device and mention that label anytime you’re making commands via Alexa to control it.
Now you can get a better clue about how you can easily control your Nest Thermostat without leaving your comfy. It’s a very good thing but first, a home hub device is usually the answer to most of smart home control system because these devices can sync up with other numerous smart home appliances making things work centrally rather than having to make commands from one place t the other or opening and minimizing a pile of mobile applications.