In this post we teach you how to troubleshoot your Nest Thermostat battery if your Nest Battery won’t charge or your Nest Thermostat is getting low power errors.Read More
We teach you how to add a common C wire to the Nest Thermostat if you are having low power issues with your Nest Smart Thermostat a common wire will most likely solve your issue. The Common wire or C wire is used to provide constant power to your nest thermostat. Adding a C wire to the Nest will help maximize the thermostat performance and solve most power sharing issues you might experience with the Nest. Not all HVAC systems require the Nest to have a common wire but some do and you typically won’t know if your HVAC system requires a common wire until your Nest Thermostat is already connected.
We teach you several options for adding a common wire for the Nest Thermostat including the use of a plug in common wire transformer which can be found on Amazon and just plugs right into an outlet and your Nest Thermostat to provide a constant supply of power.
Options to add a C wire to the Nest Thermostat.
Install a Common Wire Transformer
Hire an HVAC Professional
Install a Common Wire Resistance Device
Use the Fan Wire as a Common Wire
In this video blog post we review the Nest Thermostat in 2019. The Nest Thermostat is one of the best smart thermostats in the market and we give you our take on the Nest Thermostat in 2019 and if it’s right for your home.
We also provide you with several ways that you can upgrade your Nest Thermostat that will increase the functionality of your Nest Thermostat.Read More
In this post we teach the 4 wire thermostat wiring color codes and how to understand what they mean when installing your thermostat. The information we have on thermostat wiring is valid for both smart thermostats and older style manual thermostats.
We teach you what you need to know to wire your new Nest Thermostat, Ecobee or other smart thermostat and what the thermostat wiring colors mean and how they work.Read More
We review the Nest Room Sensor that helps you better control your heating and cooling throughout your house. When the Nest Room Sensor is paired with a Nest Thermostat it can help you heat or cool specific rooms to an exact temperature by using the room sensor.
The Nest Room Sensor can also be used to report the temperature in areas you might worry about it getting to hot or cold like a basement where the pipes might freeze.
In our Nest Room Sensor Review we cover the features of the Nest Room Sensor, the best use cases for the Nest Room Sensor and how it can help you better heat and cool your home.Read More
Is the Nest Thermostat worth it? Yes, in my opinion the Nest Thermostat is one of the best investments you can make in your home to save energy, live more comfortably and even increase your safety.
We explain how the Nest Thermostat works and why it might be a worthwhile addition to your home.Read More
Nest Thermostat Temperature Sensor Review, One Hour Smart Home Rating: 4.5/5
We review the nest thermostat temperature sensor and teach you how to use it to increase the comfort in your home, get better sleep, prevent freezing pipes and be more energy efficient.
After living with the nest thermostat temperature sensors for several months it has greatly increased the comfort in our home and will be one of the smart home devices we keep around. The nest temperature sensors allow you to control the temperature in any room you place them in and schedule your nest thermostat to maintain different temperatures in different rooms throughout the day.
If your house heats and cools unevenly or you want to make sure your pipes don’t freeze in a room that is typically colder than other parts of your house the nest thermostat temperature sensor is a great solution.Read More
How to change nest home away assist settings your nest thermostat. We teach you how to change your home away assist settings your nest thermostat.
We also teach you how to change the auto schedule settings on your nest thermostat.Read More
What smart thermostats work with Google Home? Having a smart thermostat is great, and controlling from your phone is a huge step up from manual thermostats but having Google Home Voice control of your smart thermostat is a true luxury.
The nest thermostat works with Google Home commands and adds additional functionality to your smart home system. The Ecobee Generation 4 smart thermostat also works with Google Home and but also has Amazon Alexa built in. There are several other smart thermostats that work with Google Home but the most popular the smart thermostats that work with Google Home are nest and ecobee.
We also teach you what voice commands work with Google Home to control your smart thermostat. Setting up your smart thermostat to work with Google Home is a quick easy process that can be completed on any phone once the Google Home app is downloaded. We teach you how to connect your smart thermostat to google home with a simple easy to use guide.Read More
What smart thermostats work with Alexa? Having a smart thermostat is great, and controlling from your phone is a huge step up from manual thermostats but having Alexa voice control of your smart thermostat is a true luxury. The nest thermostat works with alexa voice commands and adds additional functionality to your smart home system. The ecobee generation 4 smart thermostat works with Alexa and actually has Amazon Alexa built in. Inside the Ecobee 4 smart thermostat there is a small speaker and microphone to allow for full Amazon Alexa functionality inside of the Ecobee 4 thermostat. There are several other smart thermostats that work with alexa but the most popular the smart thermostats that work with alexa are nest and ecobee.Read More
We review the features of the Nest vs Nest E thermostat to help you decide which smart thermostat is best for you. The Nest Thermostat Generation 3 has more features and a higher end design than the Nest E thermostat. The Nest E still gets the job done but does not have the same high end look as the Nest Gen 3 thermostat in the looks category in Nest vs Nest E, the Nest is the clear winner. The Nest E is a lower cost vs the Nest Generation 3 thermostat and will still save you energy but do the cost savings justify the plastic design vs the smooth polished high end metal design of the Nest Generation 3 Thermostat.Read More
What wire should you use for your new home to ensure that it will work with the nest thermostat, ecobee thermostats or other smart thermostats? If you are wiring a new home you should always use at least 5 wires if you have a standard HVAC system and 8 wires if you have a heat pump or multi stage heating and cooling. Smart thermostats like the nest thermostat should be wired with 5 wires to ensure that they have constant power to provide the best connection and best thermostat functionality. If you are wiring a new home and your HVAC contractor or Electrician is unsure of how many wires to use, make sure you use the 8 strand wire we recommend in our post to ensure your new home is compatible with a smart thermostat.Read More
Yes, it works great! The nest thermostat has a motion sensor in it that helps detect when you are home and turn the thermostat down accordingly to save you energy. You can also manually set the thermostat to away from the thermostat or from your smart phone, you don't really need to do this though because the Nest will automatically figure out that you are gone and adjust your temperature settings to save you energy and money. On the app it lets you know that you have been saving energy while away with a logo of a house and a man walking out the door as shown in the screenshot below. With new upgrades to the app the nest also uses your GPS position to help make the home/away mode more accurate.Read More
So there are literally dozens of smart thermostats out on the market so how do you choose? We are impartial to the Nest Generation 3 Thermostat but some of you like to analyze every option there is out there. Luckily for you overachievers there is a tool that breaks down the pros and cons of each smart thermostat out on the market today at thermostatwifi.netRead More