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Do More With These Nest IFTTT Recipes

Aug 01, 2018|

Nest Thermostat

The Nest Thermostat is pretty cool (no pun intended). This sleek smart thermostat learns your temperature preferences and then adjusts your thermostat to heat or cool your home accordingly, while helping you save energy and money in the process.

While that's impressive on its own, the Nest can do even more. With integrated into IFTTT thermostat recipes, Nest owners can get more out of their Nest Thermostat by pairing their device with other IoT devices and services.

What is IFTTT, anyway?

IFTTT (which stands for If This, Then That) is a service that connects two devices or services to create special recipes—known as “applets”—to trigger specific actions. In this way, you can extend the functionality of your devices.

There are a number of IFTTT Nest Thermostat recipes that can help you enjoy greater control, convenience, and comfort.

For instance, with IFTTT recipes, your Nest Thermostat can adjust to specific settings based on external factors, such as increases or decreases in the temperature outside.

Using the Nest Thermostat with Vivint app
The Nest Learning Thermostat is capable of many functions using IFTTT recipes.

IFTTT Nest Thermostat Recipes

Here are some of the best IFFTTT Nest recipes:

Set the temperature on your Nest thermostat when you’re close to home

Have you ever walked into your home after a long day at work and it’s burning up or freezing cold? While it’s good to save energy while you’re away, with this IFTTT thermostat recipe, you can set the temperature on your Nest as you get closer to home—so you can save money and be comfortable.

Services Used:

  • Nest Thermostat
  • Your location (accessed via your smartphone)

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Get a notification when your temperature rises above a certain temperature

Don’t wait until it’s uncomfortably warm to adjust your temperature. Use this applet when your temperature rises above a certain temperature and you'll be notified on your smart phone whenever things are getting a little too hot.

Services Used:

  • Nest Thermostat
  • Notifications

Turn off your lights when your Nest Thermostat is set to Away mode

If your smart home also has Hue lighting, with this recipe your lights will automatically turn off when your Nest is in “Away” mode. This is a good way to save additional energy in the house.

Services Used:

  • Nest Thermostat
  • Philips Hue smart lighting

Automatically set a specific temperature at the same time every day

Are you a creature of habit? If you know you prefer to wake up to a warmer temperature, or you like to go to bed in a cool room, you can use this recipe to set your temperature to a specific temperature at the same time every day.

Services Used:

  • Nest Thermostat
  • Date & Time

Get a mobile notification when your Nest detects motion

For added security, your Nest Thermostat can also double as a motion sensor in your home. You’ll get a notification on your smartphone when your Nest Thermostat detects motion with this IFTTT applet.

Services Used:

  • Nest Thermostat
  • Notifications

Track high temperatures in a Google spreadsheet

This popular recipe automatically creates a log in a Google spreadsheet whenever your Nest goes above a certain temperature. It’s useful for tracking energy usage in your home and can help you identify patterns.

Services Used:

  • Nest Thermostat
  • Google Sheets

Tell Google Assistant to adjust your thermostat to a certain temperature

Hands-free control of your thermostat makes life so much easier! If it’s feeling a bit too cold or warm in your house, you can use your Google Assistant-enabled device to set your Nest Thermostat to a specific temperature by saying, "Hey Google..."

Services Used:

  • Nest Thermostat
  • Google Assistant
  • Google Sheets
  • Notifications

Automatically lower your temperature inside when it gets hotter outside

With this recipe, your Nest will automatically adjust your home to a changing temperatures as the temperature outside rises or drops. This is particularly helpful during the spring and fall, when it can be chilly in the morning and blazing hot by afternoon.

Services Used:

  • Nest Thermostat
  • Weather Underground

Integrating all your devices with a smart home

While IFTTT recipes are fun to use to help you get the most out of your Nest thermostat, a comprehensive smart home system takes integration to the next level by connecting all the smart devices in your home.

With a Vivint system, each of your smart devices—including your Nest Thermostat, smart speaker, lighting, security system, and door locks—work together flawlessly. It's a level of home automation that helps make your home a smarter, safer, and comfortable place to be.

Interested in how an integrated smart home can increase the comfort and security of your home? Give us a call today at 844.481.8630 for a free quote.

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