What Is the Nest Temperature Sensor & What Are Its Benefits?

Why Homeowners Love Nest

Running a home air conditioning or heating system can be expensive -- not to mention unreliable, spotty, and sometimes unpredictable with temperatures throughout the house. That’s why so many homeowners have turned to Nest technology. Nest thermostats provide proven energy savings, often paying for themselves in just a few years of operation. These smart thermostats can turn themselves off when you are away, offer maximum control from your smartphone or other devices, and have remote temperature sensing. Ultimately, the thermostats are specifically designed to help homeowners like you get optimal comfort in their homes while saving energy and money every month. Who doesn’t enjoy smart home comfort?

Nest changes the game for heating and cooling, especially now that the Nest Temperature Sensor elevates home thermostat control even further. Whether you currently have a Nest thermostat installed or are considering the full package, our HVAC experts are here to help you determine if all the bells and whistles are worth it.

How Having the Sensor Can Help Your Home Comfort

Working with both the 3rd-generation Nest Learning Thermostat and the more affordable Nest E Thermostat, the Nest Temperature Sensor can be a crucial component of any smart home. When you want ultimate control of your multi-level house or specific rooms, the sensors allow you to have simple and effective management for an affordable price. The sensor connects to your Nest via bluetooth and will begin to measure temperatures and send back reports to the thermostat so that it can make accurate adjustments.

Here are some of the key reasons to consider investing in these sensors:

Typical homes will only have one thermostat. However, fluctuating temperatures room to room or in an upstairs area can make it difficult to achieve ideal comfort. Having Nest Temperature Sensors throughout desired rooms or areas of the house allows a homeowner to fine tune their thermostat to their exact preferences without breaking the bank. You can even schedule the temperature based on the time day of you use each area of the house! That means you can say goodbye to a freezing cold kitchen in the morning after you’ve had a cozy night sleep and forget about wasting cool air in rooms you won’t be in the rest of the day or until evening.

Find Out If You Need the Nest Temperature Sensor

Can you still work your thermostat and HVAC system to provide reliable comfort throughout your home without a Nest thermostat and sensor? Sure. You certainly won’t get the accuracy, reliability, and cost savings that a fully integrated smart thermostat system can provide though. For many homeowners, having a complete Nest system is viewed as a smart home investment. Not only does it provide immediate benefits, long-term savings, and energy conservation, it also means added home value down the road and other great benefits.

If you are frustrated with hot and cold spots throughout your home, tired of expensive AC or heating bills when your home temperature doesn’t even feel all that comfortable, Nexgen is here to review your options. While a Nest thermostat and Temperature Sensor can be a great addition, we are available to help you assess your entire system and determine the best course of action for optimizing your home comfort.

You deserve to enjoy ideal temperatures in your own home. Call Nexgen today to get our expert opinion on your heating and cooling options!

The summer temperatures in Palm Desert, California are here and it's HOT outside. Many people have received their second or third summer electric bills – and they're literally breaking out in a sweat over the amount due!

When it's about 110 degrees in Palm Desert, Palm Springs, or Indio, California, it's hot enough for anyone and anything. Learn the best way for you to set your thermostat this summer – even if it's not exactly what you want to hear or you prefer a relatively chilly indoor air temperature.

The Case for a Warmer Indoor Air Temperature

Making “the case” for a warmer indoor air temperature during the summer rests on three truisms:

The California Energy Commission recommends that homeowners set their thermostat to 78 degrees when they're home and 85 degrees when they're away from home during the summer. Note that this is a better strategy than turning off your air conditioner on 100-degree days – so that you don't return home to indoor air that feels like a sauna, and so that your air conditioner won't have to run as long to cool your home upon your return.

The center's advice is based on the U.S. Department of Energy's often repeated mantra about thermostat controls and saving energy: when you can adjust your thermostat by between 10 and 15 degrees for eight hours at a stretch – higher during the summer and lower during the winter – you can save between 5 and 15 percent on your utility bill. This one adjustment can add up to considerable savings, though it might mean sticking with a minimalist wardrobe during the summer (and reaching for a sweater during the winter).

Keep Your Cool

Admittedly, some people simply do not tolerate warm weather well. And some people suffer from health issues that make a cool indoor air temperature an absolute necessity.

Be sure to make allowances for such conditions and take proactive measures to help you stay cool indoors with or without air conditioning -- and even before the temperature soars to three digits outdoors:

When it's 100 degrees outdoors, you're likely to feel the heat indoors. Ensuring that your home is properly sealed and insulated against air leaks will mitigate your discomfort – and help keep your utility bills in check.