NEST-smart-thermostat-05The Nest Learning Thermostat was first announced a couple of years back, sometime in the last quarter of 2011, but this does not mean that the Nest Learning Thermostat’s journey ended back then, as Nest Labs has stepped forward to announce that they will be offering a version 3.5 update to those who own the Nest Learning Thermostat, and this will happen at 9PM Eastern later today, so you might want to set your clocks right and look forward with anticipation to the software update after a particularly hard day at work.

Just what will this upgrade bring to the table? For starters, it will feature a couple of new modes, with Cool to Dry being one of them that will be able to turn on air conditioning in order to reduce humidity. There is also a “sunblock” setting which ought to prevent the thermostat from turning on unnecessarily whenever there is the presence of direct sunlight shining on the Nest’s sensor. With improved fan scheduling options thrown into the mix, folks would be able to better dictate which which particular hours should a fan come on, in addition to the length of time where it needs to remain on. Your Nest Learning Thermostat needs an active Wi-Fi connection in order to pick up the new firmware.

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