Warm weather is coming, which means the air conditioners are on fire. However, there are days when the temperature actually drops to a pleasant level. Here’s how to make your Nest thermostat turn off automatically when the outside temperature drops.

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Using a neat online service called IFTTT, you can set your Nest thermostat to turn off automatically if the weather ever reaches a certain temperature so you can open windows and save money by not using the air conditioner when you don’t need it.

For example, if the outside temperature reaches 73 degrees (which is enough to open the windows and cool your house), but the inside of your house is still quite hot and the air conditioner is still spinning, something like this could happen somewhere. comfortable. You don’t need to turn on the air conditioner when the weather is nice outside, so having the thermostat turn off automatically when the weather is cool can not only save you money, but also provide convenience.

If you haven’t used IFTTT before, check out our getting started guide for information on how to create an account and connect apps. Then come back here to create the Nest Thermostat IFTTT recipe.

For your convenience, we’ve created the entire recipe and embedded it here, so if you’re already familiar with IFTTT, just click the «Add» button below and you’re good to go. You will need to connect the Weather channel and the Nest Thermostat channel if they are not already connected.

IFTTT Recipe: If the outside temperature drops below a certain temperature, turn off the socket thermostat that connects the weather to the thermostat socket

If you’d like to customize the recipe, here’s how we created it. Start by going to the IFTTT home page and click «My Recipes» at the top of the page.


Then click «Create Recipe».


Click on «it» highlighted in blue.


Type «Weather» in the search box, or search for it in the products and services grid below. Click on it when you find it.

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After you connect the weather channel and go to the «Create trigger» page, select «Current temperature falls below» in the list of options.

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Enter the desired outdoor temperature for the Nest thermostat to turn off and click Create Trigger.

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Then click on «this» highlighted in blue to set the action that happens when the trigger fires.

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Type «Nest Thermostat» in the search box, or search for it in the list of products and services below. Click on it when you find it.

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After you connect the Nest Thermostat channel and navigate to the Create Action page, click Set Temperature. Since IFTTT cannot turn off your Nest thermostat, you simply set the thermostat to a higher setting to turn off the AC power.

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On the next screen, select your Nest Thermostat under «Which device?» And enter the temperature you want to set your Nest Thermostat to. Something high like 80 degrees should be fine. Click «Create Action» to continue.

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Give the recipe an arbitrary name and then click «Create Recipe».

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From now on, when the weather outside drops below the temperature specified in the recipe, your Nest thermostat will be set to a higher setting, so the air conditioner will turn off and you can open the windows.

If you want, you can even create another recipe that will send you alert text messages whenever this happens. Just create the same trigger as before, but the action will send a text message. You can even just create this recipe and turn off the Nest thermostat manually when you get a notification.

IFTTT Recipe: Receive a text message whenever the weather falls below a certain temperature, associate weather with sms

You can also create another recipe that notifies you when it gets hotter so you can turn your Nest thermostat back on, but that’s really up to you.

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