Just say "Alexa, set the temperature to 70 degrees"
All you need is an Alexa-enabled thermostat. If you have multiple thermostats, you can control the temperatures by room: "Alexa, set living room temperature to 68 degrees." It's extremely handy to be able to change the temp just by asking!
Pro Tip: My favorite use for an Alexa-connected thermostat is automatically changing the temperature when you go to sleep, wake up or arrive home using an Alexa routine. With an Alexa routine set up for your smart thermostat, Alexa can warm up the room when it's time for you to wake up (and get out from under those cozy warm sheets!) -- sounds pretty nice, right?!
What Smart Thermostat Should I Buy? We recommend the Nest Thermostat because it's so easy to set up with Alexa. (Yep, even though Nest is owned by Google, it still works great with Alexa!)
2 more handy things you can do with an Alexa-enabled thermostat:
- Change the thermostat mode. "Alexa, set the thermostat to Heat mode" or, during changing seasons, "Alexa, set the thermostat to Heat/Cool mode."
- Feel a little chilly? Ask what the temperature is currently set to. "Alexa, what temperature is the thermostat set to?" or "Alexa, what's the temperature in the house?"