Where everything has been categorized into 2 categories, so is our homes. The first category deals with smart homes while the others are labelled as ordinary homes. The smart homes are smart because they contain maximum smart appliances as a part of their daily use. The most important of them is the usage of smart thermostat.
Google is providing a wide range of smart products to its users so they can get maximum benefit from them. Nest thermostat is also Google smart product which has been creating great differences in the market.
As a personal Nest thermostat user, I can guarantee this that Nest thermostat by far is the most ideal pick for me. It provides me with greater ease, full comfortability and what not! There once came a time when I had to upgrade the model of my thermostat. I didn’t know many of the things which were required for transferring the thermostat to a new owner. I learnt them during the process and now I want to share them with you.
HOW TO CHANGE THE OWNER OF YOUR NEST THERMOSTAT?
This process isn’t demanding at all. You just need to follow some basic steps and you will be good to go.
This is just a highlight information regarding the process, in the next section of this article I will provide detailed knowledge regarding this.
TRANSFER NEST THERMOSTAT TO NEW OWNER:
When you install your Nest thermostat, you adjust some settings as per your preferences. Those settings are being monitored and recorded by the AI-technology used within your thermostat. Apart from this, the latest technology also learns about your cooling and heating habits and prepare an automated pattern for you. This pattern prevents the users to adjust the temperature manually every time.
If you are about to hand over Nest to another person then make sure you follow the below mentioned steps carefully.
STEPS TO FOLLOW:
STEP 1 – Select the “Home” option present in your thermostat home app
STEP 2 – Go to the “Settings” page
STEP 3 – From the available products, choose the one which you want to remove
STEP 4 – Select the “Remove” option and confirm your choice afterwards
This will remove the product successfully and you will definitely lose certain permissions and controls after doing this so make sure you think twice before doing this.
HOW TO RESET NEST THERMOSTAT FOR NEW OWNER:
For performing a factory reset on your Nest thermostat before handing it over to the new owner, follow the below mentioned steps.
STEPS TO FOLLOW:
STEP 1 – Visit the “Quick View Menu” by pressing the thermostat ring
STEP 2 – Select “Settings” option
STEP 3 – For reset, you will have to turn the ring
STEP 4 – Press “Select” option
STEP 5 – Now tap on “All Settings”. This will reset all the settings of your device and bring it back to default mode
USER ACCESS SETTINGS:
If you talk about your thermostat then keep this thing in mind that it, as an individual, provides restricted user access to you. However, if your use it by creating an account and adding users into it then you can get your hands on more advance settings.
Basic settings like temperature control etc. are offered by the Nest itself. But if you create your account then you will have remote control access on your smartphone along with other settings as well.
COMPULSION OF GOOGLE ACCOUNT:
Previously if you didn’t have Google account and you were to use Nest thermostat then it was totally acceptable. However, recently an update has been released which states that if you have a Nest thermostat then you must also have Google account. Without this you won’t be able to use Nest.
If you are an android-user then you must have a Google account currently in use. Just use that account or a new one in order to gain full access to your Nest.
Once you migrate your Nest to a Google account then all the family members will have same control access and permissions as you do. Make sure you add only those people who are extremely trust-worthy to avoid future inconvenience.
WHAT IF THE PREVIOUS OWNER WASN’T REMOVED?
There are high chances of this fact to occur that the previous owner of thermostat wasn’t removed. If this is the case then chances are that the previous owner still has control on the thermostat. It is the responsibility of previous owner to perform a reset Nest thermostat for new owner. By doing this, Nest thermostat new owner won’t have to deal with privacy issues.
HOW TO REMOVE PREVIOUS OWNER FROM NEST THERMOSTAT?
If you want to remove the previous owner from your thermostat then follow the below mentioned steps.
STEPS TO FOLLOW:
STEP 1 – Select the “Settings” gear icon
STEP 2 – Select your thermostat by going to the bottom
STEP 3 – Tap on “Remove” when the confirmation dialogue box occurs
If you are using Nest without being listed as one of its owners then you won’t have access to many options like:
- Home/Away feature
- Remote Access Control of Nest
- Nest thermostat notifications popping on your smartphone
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q – How Do I Perform Nest Thermostat Change Account Process?
A – For performing this process and getting successful at it, you will need to perform 2 major steps.
1 – Firstly, you need to remove the device from your Nest home app
2 – Secondly, perform a factory reset
Q – How Do I Add Myself As The Owner Of Nest Thermostat?
A – Nest thermostat transfer ownership process includes you getting registered as its new owner. For this perform the below mentioned steps.
STEPS TO FOLLOW:
STEP 1 – Install Nest app on your smartphone
STEP 2 – Tap on “Settings”
STEP 3 – Go for “Add Product” option and add your product
STEP 4 – Now open the quick menu and tap on “Settings” option
STEP 5 – Go to “Nest App” and select the option which says “Scan QR Code”
Now scan this code and you will be good to go!
Changing the owner of your Nest thermostat is really important because this might give the previous owner some control over your thermostat and obviously you don’t want that. Follow all the above mentioned steps in order to get full advantage of your thermostat.