how to turn off eco mode on nest thermostat

If you don’t know how to turn off Eco mode on Nest thermostat, then this guide is for you.

In this post, we’ll cover the functionality of the Eco Mode, how to use the mode and how to disable it when not needed.

We’ll also explain how this feature affects the system so you can understand this functionality and manage it as per your needs.

The Eco Mode can be disabled from the application under the Mode Options. The feature is part of the “Away Assist” settings of your thermostat and its state is operated by a slider. To disable the feature completely tap on the slider to turn it left and make it gray.

In case you’re struggling to locate or stop the feature, proceed with the steps below to learn how you can disable it in a matter of seconds!

What Is The Eco Mode On Nest Thermostat?

The Eco or Economical mode on the Nest thermostat has one purpose. It will hold the temperature until you change it manually for the purpose of reducing electricity usage.

This is just one way of making your thermostat more power-efficient and is part of the “away settings.

How To Disable Eco Mode On Nest In Easy Steps?

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Disabling the feature is a straightforward method and does not require much effort.

However, in case you’re struggling to find its settings or you’re doing this for the first time, then our steps are made for you.

Begin with step #1 to turn OFF the Eco Mode on your Nest thermostat:

Step #1 Acquire The Nest Application

If you’ve deleted the Nest Home application in the past, you must download it again to disable the Eco mode.

Since most users already have this application, for this step, you can simply access the app and move on to the next step.

For users who don’t have the Nest application, here’s how to get it on your smartphone:

  1. Open Google Play or the App Store on your smartphone.
  2. Write “Nest” in the search field.
  3. Tap on the first result.
  4. Wait for the app to get downloaded.

The app will automatically sync with the system if you had it installed on the phone in the past.

Otherwise, go to Settings > “Add Device” and follow the on-screen instructions to re-add your thermostat.

Step #2 Find The “Mode Options”

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Once you have the thermostat paired and the application opened, your next task is to go to the Mode tab.

This is where all of the thermostat modes are situated and this is also where you can disable the “Eco” regiment.

To access the mode settings all you have to do is tap the MODE option at the bottom of the home screen, within the Nest app.

This will directly send you to the sub-settings of the modes (Home/Away Assist).

Then you will be able to check out all of the available temperatures and schedule settings, concerning the thermostat’s mode.

Step #3 Set A Mode For Your Thermostat

The Eco mode is practically a sub-option for the heating/cooling patterns of your thermostat.

In other words, this feature is only available whenever your thermostat is either heating or cooling and you will be able to find it in the sub-options.

In that line of thought, the next thing you have to do is set a heating/cooling pattern for the thermostat.

If the Eco mode is already enabled, then you definitely have a heating/cooling program and you’re ready to jump to the next step.

How To Enable Heating/Cooling For Nest Thermostat?

Once in the modes menu, simply tap on heating/cooling and set the temperatures.

It’s relatively easy and your system will begin either the heating or the cooling shortly after.

Once your system is heating or cooling, proceed with the next step.

Step #4 Locate The Eco Mode

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After accessing the mode options, you have to locate the Eco mode.

In the mode tab, there are heating/cooling settings and the Auto mode which essentially controls the temperature of your thermostat automatically.

If you’re in auto mode you should know that the thermostat adjusts the temperatures of heating/cooling, based on the outside degrees.

Note: The eco mode will be in the settings of the heating/cooling mode and can be enabled and disabled with a slider.

Step #5 Turn Off The Eco Mode

To disable the Eco mode on your Nest thermostat, all you have to do after locating the sub-option is to press on the slider.

If the Eco mode is active, the slider will be green and will be towards the right side. That means enabled.

If the Eco mode is deactivated the slider will be gray and will be turned towards the left side. This is what you’re looking for.

When the slider is gray you would know that the Eco mode is disabled and you can exit the settings.

This is how to turn off Eco mode on Nest thermostat and it will no longer limit the function of the heating/cooling. You will now experience a normal operation.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Here we’ll answer some of the most frequently asked questions from users concerned about the functionality of the Eco Mode.

How Does The Eco Mode Work?

When enabled, this feature will cause your thermostat to automatically turn on the eco temperatures whenever it senses that nobody is home.

The eco temperatures are stationary and will remain the same during the time you’re not at home.

What Are The Settings Of The Eco Mode?

The main setting of the Eco mode is the temperature you that wish the thermostat to be holding on during the period.

The period of usage and the desired temperature, both can be configured from the application.

The thermostat will automatically shift to Eco temperatures upon the next schedule.

The Eco mode is part of the Away mode of your Nest thermostat and so the feature should activate on its own when you’re not at home.

How Eco Temperatures Affect The System?

If your system reaches higher temperatures than the “Cool To” default settings you’ve established, the thermostat will not enable the cooling until the house cools to the Eco mode.

The other way around, if your home’s system doesn’t reach the “Heat To” settings, the system will not turn the heating on, until your home warms to the Eco temperature you’ve established.

To disable the Eco Mode on your Nest thermostat, select your device from the application and locate the Mode Options. From there find the Eco Mode settings and press on the green slider to turn off the setting. The slider should become gray upon disabling the feature.

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Last Thoughts:

Now that you’ve learned how to turn off Eco mode on Nest thermostat you can only use it whenever you’re Away or whenever you just want to save some of your monthly bills.

It’s a really beneficial function, but if you’re looking for a normal thermostat operation you should definitely keep it disabled.

If you find this post helpful, you should definitely check our technical blog to learn how to manage your thermostat settings even further!

Nicole B