How to install the Google Nest Learning Thermostat November 21, 2019 100 By Stanley Isaacs CategoryArticles Blog 100 Comments D Thompson says: January 19, 2018 at 6:16 pm this will work without a c wire correct? Reply Khater khater says: January 29, 2018 at 1:21 am The best thermostat in the world Reply Nick Hickson says: March 4, 2018 at 2:20 pm My existing Honeywell thermostat is connected to the Central Heating pump only and controls that. When the temperature in our hall, where it's situated, drops then the thermostat detects that and turns on the pump and that fires up the boiler and hence the radiators get hot again. Simples!Why complicate matters so with a swanky device and anyway what it 'Fan' ? I don't have that. Reply Anne Wright says: March 18, 2018 at 8:59 pm Can't believe they charge $2.99 for Nest App — this is a really expensive thermometer. But the video is clear and well done. Reply quyanh vanle says: April 4, 2018 at 5:00 pm Make some more! Reply Igoris Šimkevič says: April 18, 2018 at 7:32 am А где найти описание и назначение контактов термостата? Reply M D says: April 21, 2018 at 3:19 pm SEE THIS VIDEO BEFORE BEING SCAM BY REFRESH SMART HOMES https://youtu.be/hocKRPTe69A Reply David Jinhyung Park says: April 24, 2018 at 2:00 pm my themostat doesn't say high voltage or low voltage (doesn't say anything), i have lux dm1100 model? is this compatible with nest? Reply S G says: May 7, 2018 at 8:15 pm This video does not show you how to add neutral wire so that your thermostat will be charged constantly from the power supply. I installed mine in Nov 2017 and in May 2018 the A/C blower motor was have issues turning on like there was a short in a wire or something. Turns out the battery in the Nest unit was too low to turn on the A/C and made the system sound like there was a brick banging around in the furnace. Cost me $150 to have the service person figure this out. Not Happy! Reply zach hatfield says: May 15, 2018 at 12:26 am when i hooked all the wires up to the base all i got was hot air. i had yellow in Y, green in G, orange in W1, white in W1, brown in C and red in Rh. when i moved the orange from W1 to OB and the red wire from Rh to Rc, i was able to get cold air when the AC was supposed to be on. Reply Nexus FX says: May 16, 2018 at 10:25 pm ok compatible with baseboard heating? I rlly want a Nest Thermostat E. Reply Sebastian Campos says: May 27, 2018 at 9:57 pm My current thermostat has Gh Gl and Gm wires. What the hell do I do with these??? Reply EdW says: May 31, 2018 at 1:07 pm I just installed this thermostat so I really don't have an opinion of it yet but whoever put your setup instructions together and whoever programmed the setup into the thermostat needs to be fired. This took over 1.5 hours and I had a 25 year HVAC technician working on it with me. Every problem we had was related to your instructions or the setup programmed into the thermostat. Reply J B says: June 2, 2018 at 5:12 pm The wiring portion of this. Idea is not correct Reply Conner Dent says: June 2, 2018 at 5:28 pm I recently installed this thermostat and now the fan won't shut off. Everything else works fine, it turns the a/c and the heat on and off with no problem, but the fan keeps running. I checked all the settings and even replaced the limit switch. So for now I have to turn the a/c on and off from the breaker outside. Need to get this figured out, but calling an a/c repairman in June is not in my budget. Reply no says: June 6, 2018 at 7:51 pm i find this so strangely satisfying Reply Kangen Heart says: June 6, 2018 at 10:17 pm Has anyone got the Nest working with a Mitsubishi ducted Air con? I believe it is not such a simple plug in when i researched 2 years ago. My controller is starting to play up and would love to change to a NEST – Must be a solution now? Reply Patrick Mendoza says: June 16, 2018 at 10:30 pm I shut the power off at the breaker but the system is still running. Any suggestions? Reply ciscon97 says: June 17, 2018 at 5:05 am My thermostat only has a C and R wires will it work for mine? Reply Anthony Chau says: June 18, 2018 at 6:32 am So, if we have wire nuts of the high voltage thermostat, we cannot use Nest at all…is that correct? Reply Muk Muk says: July 2, 2018 at 4:58 pm I moved into this house last June with the Nest installed already by the previous owner. The unit has been working fine until last night. The Internet has been disconnected. I checked the Nest and it indicated that the batter power is too low — 3.716V. And I check the Equipment has this configuration: W1-Y1-G-Rc. I pulled out the Nest, and there is no C wire. Should I run a C wire to keep the Next charged up all the time as suggested by some? Reply riseuplight says: July 14, 2018 at 12:01 am can't locate my a/c and heating circuit breaker… Reply moyi xin qing says: July 14, 2018 at 7:00 pm You are wrongly labeled Rc as RH. A wrong instruction … Reply Derek Casari says: July 28, 2018 at 3:00 am You didn't show how to mount the wall plate and then the wiring unit after that. If you use the screws provided, when you go to mount the wire assembly, it is not flush with the wall plate. Reply Johnny Slater says: August 5, 2018 at 4:19 am Mine only blows out hot air when A/C is on. Found out this problem isn't that rare. Reply Dalton Lopez says: August 11, 2018 at 5:29 pm I LOVE my Nest thermostat>>>t.co/UjYxkFwjrN It's very easy to setup after you follow the instructions in the box. Don't hire a professional to do this. It literally takes 10 minutes for you to do it on your own. My electric bill has gone down between 10 to 20% since I started using it because it adjusts to my use. Reply Vegasus says: August 13, 2018 at 12:43 am I have a Carrier thermostat that has no label on the wires not sure why. Anyways unit is less than 5 years old. So i'm trying to replace with the Nest unit, i have Yellow wire, Blue wire, Red wire, Green wire, White wire, and Orange wire. Anyone have any clue which goes to which? Yellow goes to Y1? Blue? Red Rc or Rh? Green is G i would assume, White is W1 or W2? Orange is O/B? My AC unit also serves as a Heating unit, It's made by Carrier. Reply sean juth says: September 3, 2018 at 1:42 am I have a high voltage system. And every house runs on 120 vac so how do you expect to run this? Reply Eddie ed says: September 13, 2018 at 2:04 am Is this product suitable to use with split air conditioner unit ? Only cooling but no heating air conditioner system Reply rj doggman says: September 18, 2018 at 4:09 am I thought you need C for constant power Reply Richard Soto says: September 25, 2018 at 2:54 pm let's see – my 2 cents: After installing two of these 3rd gen Nest stats in my home – I am rather disappointed. Here is my short list 1) changing the temperature for a temporary period nest doesn't allow you to specify an override time rather, do this a few times and it will make changes to your schedule screwing it up to the point that I needed to manually delete and reset schedule time/temperatures repeatedly 2) your video does not explain the "C" wire use. I guess you assume that if it is already wired installers will find it but, I insist, you should mention that it provides power. As I understand it, if "c" is not wired then the Nest repeatably cycles the heat or fan circuit momentarily to power its self and charge its battery. I think most poeple will see the problem with that solution 3) The nest features seem quite outdated with no options to control accessories such as air cleaners, humidifiers, of fresh air makeup units. Wait – what year is this Nest? There are a lot more options often connected to HAVC systems these days. Finally, one of my stats is dead after only two years of service and Nest customer service left me hanging without any warranty or repair option. I think given the high cost of the Nest product better quality or at least warranty is essential. I my case the cost to replace the dead nest has wiped out any savings it generated due to its short life cycle. It is a shame because the available technology today should have lead you guys to make a better product. Maybe Nest gen 4? Improvement is WAY over due. Reply thewirah1 says: October 9, 2018 at 12:52 am That was useful. Reply Jason Guo says: October 10, 2018 at 6:01 pm My house has two thermostats for controlling temperatures for upstairs and downstairs. Will I need to purchase two separate Nests to control upstairs and downstairs, or just one to control both? Reply clark gochenour says: October 16, 2018 at 1:38 am Nest can’t tell me ? I have two story house with thermo upstairs and another on main floor…. I have the wiring on main floor that goes to AC/Furnace… I have another set of two wires that need connected somewhere to Nest… I suspect these two wires goes to upstairs thermo ? So both are not calling for heat or cooling at same time.. Reply Sharon Guir says: October 19, 2018 at 2:46 pm Do you need 2 nest units if your home has 2 zones or can 1 nest unit control both zones? Reply fabrixx2 says: October 19, 2018 at 3:26 pm You need a 220 power or batteries? Reply rentaspoon says: October 30, 2018 at 6:18 pm Pretty sure the old red wire was on rc not rh Reply Darren Bruce says: November 1, 2018 at 12:53 pm Where can I buy just the round back part where you connect the wires to? We have used the usb plug thus far and dont know where the original box/other items are. Thansk Reply Dan Stromstad says: November 11, 2018 at 9:00 pm I have a wire designated E and there is no place for an E on the Nest. What do I do? Reply Dan Stromstad says: November 11, 2018 at 9:35 pm I have installed all the wires properly and turned the power back on and nothing happens. Black screen. Reply bete bet says: November 17, 2018 at 7:39 am these units are stupid: they dont allow basic access from a computer or web browser, have no built in http access and require a subscription, a SMARTPHONE, or central server at Honeywell or NEst or who ever makes it and they spy on you. Just buy a direct IP theremostat like this one. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KMQMR9P Reply Rob L. says: November 22, 2018 at 4:22 pm If your existing setup doesn’t include a C wire, good luck. You’re in for a world of frustration. 😉 Reply WebDev says: November 23, 2018 at 5:58 pm Not to be nit picky but it would be better if there was a "W" and "Y" sticker to match the W and Y screws instead of W1 and Y1, just makes it more clear in my opinion Reply Gregorio Muñoz says: November 26, 2018 at 11:38 pm This thermostat has serious issues as you can see on the Nest Forum. If you are planning to buy go and read all the problems:https://www.nest-community.com/s/question/0D51W00005F5A6P/my-new-nest-thermostat-says-the-temperature-in-my-home-is-74-degrees-all-other-temperature-sensors-in-my-home-say-the-temperature-is-68-degrees-can-the-thermostat-be-calibrated-to-read-the-correct-temperature?s1oid=00D40000000Mlt9&s1nid=0DB40000000PBfK&emkind=chatterCommentNotification&s1uid=0051W000004a20a&emtm=1543273040208&fromEmail=1&s1ext=0 Reply James Faivre says: November 29, 2018 at 3:18 am https://smartthermostatguide.com/thermostat-c-wire-explained/ Reply Pablo Esco says: December 3, 2018 at 3:44 pm Why is a red light blinking on my nest thermostat? Reply Linda Boucher says: December 8, 2018 at 12:15 pm I noticed that on my original thermostat, there are TWO wires connecting to RH. Is that correct? What do I do when I switch to the Nest? Reply Jaap Van der Horst says: December 9, 2018 at 10:25 am No screwdriver anymore in the kit. Reply mehran arabpour says: December 11, 2018 at 3:01 am I have near 12 wires some of them don’t have corresponding attachment point, any idea what I should do? Reply Robbin Hood says: December 11, 2018 at 5:15 am HELP! I opened my nest and only 3 wires are connected – one is just hanging there (the white one?) is this correct? Or is it suppose to be connected to something ?! Trying to figure out which one but having no help…. Reply NoTengoIlusiones says: December 18, 2018 at 11:13 am Don't understand this design. It's absolutely a design flaw having a very complex configuration in the device itself. Fancy display, to much color,… A simple, elegant design with 2 or 3 info is more than enough. Then INVEST in the APP!! I'm away, or confortably in the sofa doing my configs instead of infinite minutes staring to a circle. Bah. Reply jehuty47 says: December 19, 2018 at 12:05 am Maybe I just got the short end of the stick on this. First they send me a damaged one. After they send the new one it only works for 5 min, Then the stupid thing just keep telling you Code E74. The customer service is useless they basically just tell you to go through the troubleshooting again(why don’t you try disconnect the Y1 and insert Rh again?) in the end they will just ask you to call the local are for a nest pro. But keep in mind, you have to pay for it yourself even our thermostat is the problem. Very frustrated……..very disappointing with their services. Best part is, after wasting 45 minute on the phone with these people. They will tell you if you want your money back you have to call where you bought it from. Nightmare experience is a understatement for this. Reply gamal zahran says: January 3, 2019 at 7:50 am it works on 12 volts D C Reply Why It? says: January 6, 2019 at 12:42 am Install was pretty easy, works to spec (in the short run.) The hardest part is having to matching the 20 year old paint, which I am going to call 'Navajo dirt floor' for demonstration purposes. I sure hope that this thing lasts. Reply Minou Jss says: January 16, 2019 at 9:38 pm get yours now https://goo.gl/b3oZU1 Reply Tim Bonham says: January 17, 2019 at 12:06 pm I have Myson control panel for my heating and hot water with timer program ability directly below my boiler but its simple on or off with no thermostat ability. This is linked to a separate thermostat in the hall. Watching the above video it looks like this replaces my control panel, but then what do I do with the thermostat in the hall? Thanks! Reply Justin Barratt says: January 24, 2019 at 6:14 pm A level built within the back-plate? An included screw driver? Wow! The nest product is astonishingly overly engineered to the point of being daft. Reply HardCore Racer says: January 28, 2019 at 3:26 am Doesn’t the red wire go into the Rc terminal? And not the Rh Reply dreb2g says: January 28, 2019 at 1:49 pm Does turning off the power to the heating and cooling system, mean just the power for the wires to the thermostat or the power to the thermostat and the AC/Furnace? Reply Lain cribb says: January 28, 2019 at 10:59 pm Can someone help me.I want to install the dial in my hallway on the wall but the link installed on my boiler.Is this possible Reply Curt Smith says: January 29, 2019 at 4:42 pm If you just have a Red wire, hook it to either Rh or Rc, doesn't mater… Unlike most thermostats, the Nest Learning Thermostat does not require a jumper wire between Rh and Rc. Nest knows that if you've got heating and cooling, and just one R wire, the power source is shared between them. … Nest Thermostat connectors are built so that only one wire can be inserted per connector. Reply Mattjammar says: February 3, 2019 at 4:33 pm Worst thing nest has done is convince everyone that installing your own thermostat is simple to do by yourself. 2nd worst thing they've done (especially in this video) is show the thermostat running without the "C" wire. While yes it can work, it can also make the system perform erratically (blower/inducer motors turning on and off rapidly). This can cause excess wear and tear and will drastically reduce the life expectancy of your systems components.If you have no idea what a "c" wire does, and/or you don't have one; do not install this thermostat by yourself! Reply Teena Austin says: February 4, 2019 at 9:06 pm Great video. This old lady did it in 15 minutes. Reply Andrey K. says: March 9, 2019 at 6:08 pm Good guide, was a bit worried about red wire, there was a fork RC RH or w/e they called. Tossed fork away, put red into RH just like in the video. Yellow green and white were a breeze. It’s all worked out like a charm. I really like this thermostat. Got it for about $200 from amazon on sale and there is no stupid subscription for this item. And it works with my HUE lights system. GREAT PRODUCT, I highly recommend and thank you Nest Labs for this detailed guide. ❤️ Reply Ixionos says: March 12, 2019 at 9:35 pm I just had my Nest thermostat installed a couple of days ago and my house is cooling like there's no tomorrow. This is great as I live in Southwest Florida. I love it! Reply R Bo says: March 13, 2019 at 6:27 pm Traértelo JbougesbgsrluvsnrgvdgufycsGr Reply Jim Long says: March 14, 2019 at 4:26 pm A common line or should I say a fifth Line maybe needed. The line to be stripped & connected on both the nest and furnace well. Reply Rich is poor says: March 24, 2019 at 9:25 pm Liked subscribed and rang the bell. Love your videos! Reply deadpool2369 says: April 7, 2019 at 4:42 pm Hello I have a ritetemp thermostat 8050 my wires are blue is C. RC & RH are jumped white is O. green is G but here’s the question the yellow wire is jumped from W & Y I did hook it up to Y is that right. The thermostat I tried had heat only It’s a Goodman heat pump. Wish I could post a picture of the wires. Reply Ron Manizza says: April 9, 2019 at 10:47 pm If I lose power will I have to reset the unit? Reply Bret Harris says: May 4, 2019 at 5:55 pm These are the worst instructions ever. They do not explain anything and there are no instructions in the box. This is a disaster. Reply Big Chris says: May 28, 2019 at 8:57 am Does this come with Google's complimentary spying device? Reply Ethel Norris says: May 29, 2019 at 5:17 am Be sure to read honest and real reviews of Nest Learning on my blog before you buy. Go to gohonestreviews. com/nest-learning-review/ Thanks, Morlee. Reply DSG Fan says: May 30, 2019 at 3:03 pm If my thermostat has three wires, how can I install Nest Learning Thermostat 2nd generation? Reply Calvin Brady says: May 30, 2019 at 4:08 pm Honeywell T9 is way better and supports remote motion-detector room sensors. Reply Ami du Canada says: June 2, 2019 at 3:27 pm I just installed mine. While impressed with the gadgets and whistles…..I am very disappointed that you cannot run the fan with the thermostat off. Every HVAC guy I have spoken with stresses running the fan all year round, especially in the Summer. It eliminates the high fluctuations in heating and cooling and causing the furnace and Central AC to kick on less. I even use it on days where it is cool but humid and I keep the windows closed and just run the fan and it stays cool and not stuffy. You really need to address this. Reply jef says: June 3, 2019 at 4:25 am Yo I'm so irrationally excited to get mine. Just checked compatibility and bought a 3rd Gen with a $50 discount. So hyped, idk why. Reply happyhappyjoyjoy9999 says: June 14, 2019 at 9:58 pm I bought one of these, and the first month it was in place my bill soared from 450 dollars to more than 1250 dollars. I called, and they said, "that happens sometimes." They told me how to turn off the "smart" features of the thermostat, and I paid my insane electric bill. I later found out my kids were coming home from school and cranking the ac down in the heat of summer when nobody was home, so that's what it started doing. Can't blame the company for that, but oh my goodness was that a sad discovery. It doesn't seem to shut off reliably when the temperature is reached (it gets way chilly) as well. Can't say I recommend this product because now it's just a pretty thermostat. There needs to be a warning on the box. Reply JC H says: June 16, 2019 at 12:15 pm Why am i watching this i don't even have a nest Reply aware24 says: June 23, 2019 at 1:26 pm They didn’t show how painful it was to put in an extremely long Wi-Fi password. Reply Dane Wilcher says: June 27, 2019 at 6:21 pm I'm assuming if you have a thermostat for upstairs and another for downstairs you will need 2 nests, correct? Reply mrfudd13 says: July 1, 2019 at 6:54 pm None of the instructions I've seen so far have mentioned if you can use the Nest with an old, low voltage 2-wire system. The thermostat I am trying to replace is an old mercury switch unit with 2 wires only. Will this work? Reply Aidan CP Rail says: July 2, 2019 at 9:40 pm My dad has one Reply Warwagon says: July 3, 2019 at 3:33 pm The rating of that app they showed at 4:58 in the google play store made me laugh out loud. Reply Larry Gerthoffer says: July 4, 2019 at 4:49 pm The part of the video that explains the heating/cooling system disconnect at the electrical panel is misleading and incomplete.Most forced air systems and hydroponic ( hot water) systems will have a 15 or 20 amp single pole ( space ) circuit breaker or fuse. The video shows as its example a two pole 30 amp circuit breaker as may be used in geothermal heat pump or air to air heat pump Reply Andriy Atomick says: July 5, 2019 at 3:03 am awesome Reply MinerBloxer64 says: July 14, 2019 at 9:09 am I have that exact thermostat that you removed in the video! Reply oldkid6 says: July 21, 2019 at 12:22 pm This looks easy but I keep thinking I'm going to screw it up. Reply Joseph M says: July 28, 2019 at 5:18 pm Very helpful thanks 👍🏻 Reply RAMAZAN ASLAN says: August 30, 2019 at 8:27 pm 😪👩😈😈' ❤❤😢😢😢🎒😨😨😨😭😘💕❤❤😤:^₩₩₩₩' . Reply Wanda Elliott says: September 10, 2019 at 4:19 am Does the 1/2 moon sticker at the bottom of the 3rd generation nest thermostat come off? Reply carlito benny blonco says: September 28, 2019 at 2:42 am Little help please. My old thermostat has three wires Red-RC; White-Y; Green-G.Do I have all that I need to install it, the wires?!Much appreciated Reply John Contos says: October 13, 2019 at 12:50 am What a sweet thermostat! Control it with your phone, what’ll they think up next. Reply Shannon Pedersen says: October 24, 2019 at 8:37 pm Installed with no problem after watching this, and I have zero electrician experience. Thank you! Reply DéLay LéMor says: October 30, 2019 at 5:25 pm Thanks! Do you need to insert batteries into the Nest Thermostat? Reply Hashim Iqbal says: October 31, 2019 at 5:46 pm I have nest but with the charging base. Why do I not have this?? Reply mcheartw says: November 4, 2019 at 1:59 am What will happen if WiFi is down? Reply gabriele tedeschi says: November 6, 2019 at 12:14 am "Ir Mazzei" brought me here Reply Diego Jrdn says: November 17, 2019 at 12:56 pm Awesome work for this video! I'm really impressed by the cure of the details, well done. Reply Bill Burgess says: November 19, 2019 at 3:37 am Just purchased the Nest learning (3rd get) thermostat today with a very nice discount coupon from Oregon Energy Trust. A real state of the art thermostat, I used the chat option on their web site and was connected to a Nest customer representative Ruth who was very helpful. Actually it was a piece of cake, once I got started doing the install. It will be wonderful to be able to check my home temperature this winter when I am away from home. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.