A Nest Temperature Sensor is the ultimate solution to achieving climate control for the room you need to be heated or cooled. In most homes, the temperature in each room differs. It can vary depending on room size, exposure to sunlight, and other factors. The Nest Temperature Sensor communicates with the desired thermostat to ensure your comfort. We’ll explain a few reasons why you should consider installing one.
The sensor takes readings and relays the temperature of the room where it's placed to the thermostat. The thermostat then turns the system on and off based on the sensor’s readings rather than its built-in sensor. From the app, you can choose which sensor controls your thermostat. You can also control which sensors control which thermostat based on the time of day.
To use the sensor, you need a Nest Thermostat. It includes a Time-to-Temp feature that can estimate how long it’ll take to reach a set temperature. Meanwhile, the Early-On function calculates the length of time it will take to heat or cool your home. Therefore, the sensor can turn the AC or heater on when you leave work, so your home will be at the perfect temperature when you arrive.
The battery in a Nest Temperature Sensor can last as long as two years. The Nest or Google Home app will alert you when the battery is low. You’ll also receive a notification on your phone. Once the battery is critically low, the system will notify you again, so there’s ample time to replace the battery before the sensor shuts off.
If you have a zoned HVAC system, up to six sensors can connect to a single thermostat. As many as 18 sensors can be added to the entire system. Using the Nest app, you can select the appropriate sensor to cool or heat your living room, home office, or bedroom.
The algorithm used by the Nest Thermostat is based on real-world data. It’s also updated regularly to improve accuracy. The sensors only measure indoor temperature, but the system can connect to the internet to obtain information on the temperature outside. You’ll have to specify your location when setting up the sensor.
Google provides simple instructions for installing each sensor. Add it to your account by scanning the QR code on the battery pull tab, and then remove the tab. Install the unit about chest high and within 50 feet of your thermostat to maximize accuracy. Make sure it’s not near a heat source or where airflow is blocked.
You can mount the sensor on a flat surface like a shelf, or you can mount it on a wall. The included screw can usually be installed without drilling a pilot hole. Simply hang the sensor by fitting the screw hole on the back of the unit over the screw in the wall.
Accurate temperature readings from each room, the ability to control your thermostat accordingly, and schedule heating and cooling can make your HVAC system more efficient. Your home will feel more comfortable, yet your energy bills should be lower. Many of the benefits will be immediate, and the potential for long-term savings is a great reason to consider installing a Nest sensor. Plus, you can eliminate temperature fluctuations around your home without costly modifications to your HVAC system.
NexGen specializes in improving the comfort of homes throughout Southern California. Let us assess your heating and cooling system to determine your best options. A Nest Temperature Sensor can make a big difference. We can install and set up the system (including the sensor and thermostat) for you. To learn more and request service, call (833) 729-9735 today.