What is a Nest Thermostat?

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As we move further and further into the digital age, we are now learning how to integrate even the regular activities we do into our own little digital world. Nowadays, we do everything remotely by making use of our smartphones or our mobile devices. This includes doing our purchases online, paying our bills with a tap on our phone, and doing our banking on the go with just a few simple steps on our mobile devices. The digital age has truly made everything easy for us.

But being able to do our day to day tasks was never enough for us because companies have now integrated even the simplest tasks into that small digital space we live in. Yes, most homes nowadays can be controlled using our phones as a simple tap on the phone can control the home’s security system and lights. Of course, this includes the home’s thermostat as well. That is where Google Nest comes in.

A Google Nest Thermostat is a programmable smart thermostat that you can use to remotely control your home’s heating and cooling with a simple tap on your smartphone. On top of that, it is also a learning thermostat that you can program to automatically adjust to your schedule so that you don’t even have to use your phone to control the heating and cooling in your home.

Google Nest can even use a mode where it can tell whether or not there are people in the house so that it won’t have to waste energy heating or cooling your home.

This neat little device can be controlled by any family member with just their smartphones, mobile devices, and laptops wherever they may be. As such, it is basically a part of the entire home and also accompanies each member of the household wherever they may be.

Can you transfer a Nest Thermostat to someone else?

But what if you are planning on moving to a new home and you don’t intend on carrying with you your Google Nest Thermostat in the new place you are moving into? What happens to the Nest Thermostat when you leave it behind after selling your old home to a new owner? Are you still the owner of that Nest Thermostat with all of the privileges of being able to control the heating and cooling of the house even if you are no longer the homeowner? Or can you transfer such a privilege to the new owner instead?

Well, when you are using a Google Nest Thermostat, what happens here is that you are tying it together with your account such that, by using that account and registering the device with that account, you are able to take control of the Nest Thermostat.

So now, when you are planning on selling your old home together with the Google Nest Thermostat, you can actually transfer the privileges of that device over to the account of the new owner. What happens then is that you can no longer take control of the thermostat using your own account because you have already transferred it over to the new owner.