Nest Thermostat Manual

The Nest thermostat from Google is a rather complex and tech-savvy device. To get the most out of it, you need to be aware that using it properly will help avoid any damage or accidents. The Nest Thermostat manual provides clear instructions for proper usage which ensures minimal risk in addition to teaching us how we can make use of our new thermostat more efficiently.

Be sure to download and install the Nest Thermostat App, available both in the Apple store and Google Play store.

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ProsCons
Attractive designNo touch screen
Works with Amazon Alexa and Google AssistantGeofencing can be finicky
Lets you monitor your energy usage and suggests ways to cut backCan’t automatically set schedules

The Nest Thermostat works with 85% of 24V heating and cooling systems, including gas, electric, forced air, heat pump, radiant, oil, hot water, solar and geothermal. The Nest Learning Thermostat E is designed to work even if your home doesn’t have a common C wire, but the installation of a new C wire or the Nest Power Connector may be required in rare cases.

If you have a dual fuel system it is strongly recommended to have a professional do the installation.

Nest Thermostat wiring
Nest Thermostat wiring

Nest Thermostat FAQ

What should I do if my Nest thermostat is showing an error code?

Your Nest thermostat will display an error code to alert you of a number of different situations. If you are seeing an error code on your Nest thermostat, click here to view Nest’s error codes and what they mean.

If I already have a Nest learning thermostat and a Vivint system, can I connect them?

Yes! In order to connect your Nest to your Vivint system, your SkyControl needs to be updated to the most recent firmware version. If you need to have your SkyControl updated, please contact one of our Smart Home Specialists. Once your SkyControl is fully up to date on firmware, click here to learn how to connect your Nest.

Is there a way to restart the learning process for my Nest Thermostat in order to learn a schedule?

Yes. You can choose to reset the schedule in the thermostat settings in the Nest app. This will restart Nest’s schedule learning process.

Will I ever need to change the battery in my Nest thermostat?

No! Your Nest thermostat uses the low voltage wires from your heating and cooling system to charge a built-in battery so you don’t have to worry about changing the battery periodically. Click here to learn about the Nest thermostat battery and what can happen if the battery does get low.

How big is the Nest?

Mass: 8.6 oz (243.7 g) – Diameter: 3.3 in (8.4 cm) – Height: 1.21 in (3.08 cm)

If I change the password on my Nest account, do I need to reconnect the Nest Thermostat to the SkyControl Panel?

No. Password changes on the Nest account do not affect the Nest Thermostat’s connection to the SkyControl panel.

Is there a monthly fee for the Nest?

No. There is no subscription fee.

How do I use my Nest thermostat manually?

The Nest Learning Thermostat can be controlled manually by turning the dial to the desired temperature. The Nest will stay at that temperature until it is turned off or another temperature is manually selected. If the Nest is connected to a Nest Welcome video doorbell, users can also manually control the doorbell’s chime by turning the dial to the “chime” setting.

To return the Nest to its default settings, simply turn the dial to the “off” position and wait for the device to power off. Once the device is powered off, press and hold the center button for about 10 seconds until you hear a voice prompt telling you that the default settings have been restored.

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