Thermostat card

The thermostat card gives control of your climate entity, allowing you to change the temperature and mode of the entity.

Screenshot of the thermostat card Screenshot of the thermostat card.

To add the thermostat card to your user interface:

  1. In the top right of the screen, select the pencil icon.
    • If this is your first time editing a dashboard, the Edit dashboard dialog appears.
      • By editing the dashboard, you are taking over control of this dashboard.
      • This means that it is no longer automatically updated when new dashboard elements become available.
      • To continue, in the dialog, select the three dots menu, then select Take control.
  2. In the bottom right corner, select the Add card button and select from the card picker.

All options for this card can be configured via the user interface.

YAML configuration

The following YAML options are available when you use YAML mode or just prefer to use YAML in the code editor in the UI.

Configuration Variables

type string Required


entity string Required

Entity ID of climate domain.

name string (Optional, default: Name of entity.)

Overwrites friendly name.

theme string (Optional)

Override the used theme for this card with any loaded theme. For more information about themes, see the frontend documentation.

show_current_as_primary boolean (Optional, default: false)

Show current temperature as primary information instead of target temperature. The target temperature will be displayed as secondary information.

features list (Optional)

Additional widgets to control your entity. See available features. Only climate related features are supported.


type: thermostat
entity: climate.nest