Meet the Nest Thermostat, the helpful thermostat with a cozy price. It can turn itself down to save energy when you leave the house. You can control it from anywhere with the Google Home app - whether you're on an errand or in bed. And it's easy to install yourself.
Easy to install and use.
Designed so you can install yourself. Installation usually takes 30 minutes or less. You can quickly create a schedule that’s right for you. To change the temperature, swipe the touch bar on the side or use the Google Home app from anywhere.
Control from anywhere.
You can change the temperature, adjust your schedule, and more from the free Google home app.* Or ask Google to change the temperature - just say, "Hey Google, turn up the heat."**
Compatible with the Google Home app.
Easily adjust temperature and comfort settings from anywhere using your Google Home app.*
Heating and cooling system care.
Your thermostat can monitor your heating and cooling system and alert you if something doesn't seem right.*** It can also send helpful reminders like when it's time to replace your filter.
ENERGY STAR® certified thermostat.
The Nest Thermostat energy-saving features earned an ENERGY STAR® from the EPA.**** Also, the Nest Thermostat can use a built-in sensor and your phone's location to check if you've left the house. Then it can set itself to an Eco temperature to save energy.
Designed with the environment in mind.
The Nest Thermostat is designed with recycled materials to reduce waste. Its plastic parts contain 49% recycled post-consumer plastic.
Finds ways to help you save.
Savings finder looks for more ways to save, and suggests tweaks to your schedule.
Monitors your systems.*****
Help catch many heating and cooling system issues early with peace of mind reminders and helpful alerts sent straight to your smartphone.
*Remote control and mobile notifications require working internet and Wi-Fi.
**Compatible devices required.
***We provide alerts to notify you of potential issues with your HVAC system. Goal is to provide helpful information, but make no endorsement, representation, or warranty of any kind about the health of your HVAC system. Alerts aren't intended to replace a diagnosis by a qualified HVAC professional.
****ENERGY STAR and the ENERGY STAR mark are registered trademarks owned by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
*****Alerts can notify you of a potential issue with eligible HVAC Systems.
They're meant to provide helpful information, not an endorsement, representation, or warranty of any kind about the health of your HVAC system.
Alerts aren’t intended to replace a diagnosis by a qualified HVAC professional.
Got this to replace a 15 year old thermostat because I wanted to control my thermostat remotely through Google Home. The installation was mostly smooth, except I discovered that my old thermostat's C-Wire was not plugged in on the furnace side after the Home app reported that there was no power on the C-Wire. I was able to get it wired correctly on the furnace and then everything worked fine. I'll also note that I had to plug in a few of the wires on this unit a few times before they were all detected, so it was a little finnicky.
This is a simple smart thermostat and doesn't have as many features as the more expensive Nest Thermostat or Ecobee. But, I don't really need any of those features. I just want to change the temperature through Google Assistant. The thermostat was quickly recognised by Google Home and worked flawlessly once I got the wiring issues worked out.
I'm not a huge fan of the wall plate that you have to buy at extra cost. It just looks weird how it curves away from the wall. But, it's fine. The Thermostat had a shiny mirror finish to the screen which can have some glare. Also it turns off when you walk away so you can't see the temperature from far away. But you can always just check the Home app on your phone.
Overall, this is a fine entry level, simple smart thermostat. I used an energy rebate to get $100 off, so check for that as well.
I bought two of these when they came out on Nov 1, 2020 to upgrade from old honeywell programmable sensors. I have two (2) 24V wire connections: 1 red and 1 white for running my oil furnace.
When I first installed them, I didn't see a problem with them, but soon discovered that they were leeching the battery to run. Fortunately, I could still return them and get money back on my card due to the extra time on the holiday return window. However, it took over a month to see this problem and by that point you wouldn't be able to return them under the 15 day policy.
I ended up splurging and getting the 3rd Generation Nest Learning Thermostat. It's only been running for a couple of days now, but I have them installed upstairs and downstairs and I'm not seeing any battery leech.
If you have 3 wires, you'll probably be fine as you can use one as the C-wire to power your unit. But if you're like me with only 2 wires then my recommendation is to stay away from this model.
My in-laws had troubles reading and using their old thermostat (which still needed to be switched from heat to cool). So, I installed this updated version of the thermostat I have been using for the last few years.
It was easier to install than I remember and now I can control their HVAC for them. No more accidentally setting it to an insane temperature and then just dealing with it because they don't want to be a bother. Now, I just set it at a range I know they both like and walk away. No need to swap from heat to cool, it does it on its own. And if they feel uncomfortable, I can remotely change the settings for them.
This smart thermostat has been a great addition to our home! We can control and view the temp anywhere from our phone or other Google devices and the system monitors our activity to more efficiently bring the home to a comfortable temperature while remaining eco efficient. My electric bill has not gone up or down but my house is much more comfortable than before. Since my dog stays home during the day, I like being able to adjust the temp while at work. The only problem we had was in the beginning. The online system compatibility test did not stress we needed a C wire. We had to call an HVAC friend to help complete the set up but once that was done, the system has been nothing short of great!
The Nest seems to be working fine, though I haven't tested its "extras", eg programming it to change temperatures. Since our boiler tends to cause problems, I wanted a thermostat that would allow me to see problems when I'm out of town during the winter months. This will allow me to have the breakdowns fixed before the house (pipes) freeze. I like being able to check and change the temperature from my iPhone. I haven't a need for it to "learn" my heating habits. I'll eventually program it to adjust the temp several times per day, but I only desire set times and changes.
I do not have central air conditioning and as such, did not feel that I needed the more advanced features that the learning Nest model offers. So I purchased this model instead and am very satisfied with it so far. It's extremely intuitive to use and I love being able to not only actually program my heat (I had an old mechanical thermostat before this), but also to be able to control it remotely in case I'm gone for extended period of time.
A word of advice for anyone looking to install this themselves, make sure to take full advantage of Google's compatibility checker ahead of time and learn the wiring of your HVAC/current thermostat first. I needed to have a C wire in order to use this product and while this wire was in the wall with the other two wires that my old thermostat used, the C wire wasn't actually connected to anything. I had to connect it to the new thermostat but also find it on the other end and connect it to the terminal on my boiler. If the wire didn't already exist in the wall, I believe I would've needed to run new wiring in order to use this product. The point being, setup was actually pretty easy but required me to have a deeper understanding of the wiring in my house first.
The only potential con I would point out is the mirrored surface of the thermostat. If you plan to install this on a wall that gets a lot of lot or is otherwise very visible from other parts of the room, the reflective surface may bother you.
Also, make sure to check with your local utility company as they may offer a rebate on this and/or other models! I was able to save an additional ~$30 by submitting for a rebate after purchasing.
Unfortunately, this did one did not work for me since I have 2 zones. So for ANYONE reading this if you have more than 1 zone or more than 1 power supply this WILL NOT work for you. You will have to get the Google Learning Nest. Yeah I learned. Learned to spend way more money. Oh yeah, save yourself some time and buy the faceplate at an additional 15 bucks plus tax. You will need it. FYI the faceplate is included in the Learning Nest and the Nest-E. I'm sure this one works great if it works for you.
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Brand response from Nest Support
Thanks for sharing your review of Nest Thermostat. We’re sorry to hear it didn’t work for you.
Though Nest Thermostat would generally work without a common(C) wire, some systems such as the ones that can’t deliver enough power, gas valves, and zone or relay panels require a common(C) wire to work with Nest thermostats. You would need to contact a local pro for C wire installation.
A:AnswerThe Nest Thermostat (2020) comes with a 6 cm color LCD with 240x320 resolution, and mirrored glass finish. It provides more wiring terminals (10) that work with most 24V heating and cooling systems, including furnaces, air conditioners, boilers, and heat pumps with either forced air or radiant delivery. On the other hand, the Nest Thermostat E comes with polycarbonate, ceramic-feel finished ring with a frosted display that works with fewer (86%) 24V heating and cooling systems.
While both Nest thermostat models work with most two-stage heating and two-stage cooling systems, we recommend checking the Compatibility Checker on our Google Nest support site to verify if your system is compatible. You can also take a look at the following support article for the complete technical specifications of the Nest thermostats: https://support.google.com/googlenest/answer/9230098
A:AnswerYou can still use the Nest Thermostat to control your system even without Wi-Fi. However, you won't be able to utilize its other features such as remotely controlling the thermostat using the Home app. You can check this link to learn more about Nest Thermostat: https://support.google.com/googlenest/answer/10125150
A:AnswerAbsolutely! Nest thermostats have humidity sensors to detect ambient humidity for comfort optimization and control of whole-home humidifiers. However, it can’t control your humidifier/dehumidifier system as it doesn’t have the wiring support needed.
A:AnswerThe Nest Thermostat is designed to work if your home doesn’t have a common (“C”) wire. In some cases, particularly if you have a heating-only or cooling-only system or use a zone controller, a C wire or other power-supply accessory may be necessary. See g.co/nest/cwire for details.
We also recommend using our Compatibility Checker first to see if your system is compatible with the Nest Thermostat. Here's the link: https://store.google.com/us/widget/compatibility/thermostat