The bottom line: after a week or so of paying attention to your temperature choices, the Nest thermostat will adapt to your lifestyle patterns and preferences, and be able to program itself. For example, if you get up every day at 6 am and turn up the heat to 75°, and turn it back down to 65° when you leave for work two hours later, Nest will learn that and start doing it for you automatically. Of course, you can override Nest’s choices at any time, either from your home control panels or by using the Nest app on your smartphone from anywhere in the world.
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We’ve mentioned the Nest’s incredible ability to work with a huge variety of enabled devices for full smart home automation, but there’s one automation feature that’s directly related to the thermostat itself. If your home’s temperature gets so low that your pipes could freeze, or if Nest senses a potential problem with the heating system itself, it will immediately send an alert to your smartphone so you can take action right away.