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Nest Thermostat gets 20 per cent precision boost

Google-owned Nest is rolling out another software boost for its highly-rated Nest Learning Thermostat helping it become more accurate and efficient.

The latest update, which is available to all generations of the hardware, assists the thermostat in maintaining the user set temperature around the home. In essence it is able to consider more factors boosting its ability to get closer to the target by 20 per cent.

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It can adjust itself depending on how your home reacts to the weather conditions outside, while it’ll also work around how drafty your home is and what your schedule is.

In a post on the Nest blog product manager Maxime Veron wrote: “Using that info allows Nest to predict how much energy it should use to get the temperature right for your home – when it should turn on and when it should turn off – to make sure you’re comfortable.”

The update, which is rolling out over the next two weeks will also make the home’s energy systems more efficient.

For multi-stage heating and cooling systems, as well as heat pumps, the energy savings can range from 3.8 to 6.5 per cent.

The company says the current range of features, such as Time-to-Temperature, Early-On and Heat Pump Balance will also get better as a result of the update.

Vernon added: “Advanced algorithms and machine learning now make Nest much better at predicting the future. Which means Nest is much better at saving energy while keeping you cozy.”

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