Nest Thermostat Gets Summer-Savvy Tweaks in Update

Summer is inbound, at least for those in the northern hemisphere, and with it comes big temperature swings, humidity, and other problems. The Nest smart thermostat ($249) is getting ready with a few new features that should keep your home cool and dry.

First, the Nest will now use its light sensor to detect when it is in direct sunlight and adjust its readings accordingly. Sun can throw off a thermostat’s readings and cause the air conditioning to run amok, but the new Sunblock features should prevent that from happening.

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