4 Wire Thermostat Wiring Color Code

4 Wire Thermostat Wiring Color Code

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.

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Nest Room Sensor

Nest Room Sensor

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.

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Is Nest Thermostat Worth It?

Is Nest Thermostat Worth It?

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.

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Does Nest Work With HomeKit?

Does Nest Work With HomeKit?

Does Nest work with HomeKit? Yes and no. We explain how Nest works with your iPhone and what you can do do get Nest to work with HomeKit.

You don’t need HomeKit in order to to use your Nest on your iPhone. The main functionality that HomeKit add’s to smart devices is the ability to use Siri voice commands to control your smart devices like the Nest. But since the Nest is not a HomeKit certified device the Siri voice commands are disabled.

However you can still use your Nest with voice commands using Alexa or Google Home Assistant. There is also an iOS app that integrates with Siri and Nest to allow you voice control of Nest through Siri and will also allow you to control your Nest with voice through your Apple Watch.

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Nest vs Ecobee

Nest vs Ecobee

Nest vs Ecobee: Which smart thermostat is best for you? We cover everything you need to know if you are considering either of these two smart thermostats. The nest and ecobee thermostat are two of the best smart thermostats on the market and millions of these smart thermostats have been installed in homes worldwide.

Both nest and ecobee will help you save energy, make your life easier and they both work with Amazon Alexa for full voice control of your smart thermostat.

There are a few major differences between the two smart thermostats and we compare nest vs ecobee so you can decide on the features you want in your smart thermostat.

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Best Smart Cameras That Work With Alexa

Best Smart Cameras That Work With Alexa

We provide you the list of the best smart cameras that work with Alexa. We’ve tested each of the listed cameras and give our take on the smart cameras that work with Alexa.

When you connect your smart camera to Alexa it allows you to view the live video feed of the smart camera on your Echo Show, Echo Spot or Compatible Fire TV device.

Connecting your smart camera to Alexa unlocks additional functionality and provides you quick and easy viewing of your smart camera without the need for your phone.

We also teach you how you can connect your smart camera to Alexa with our step by step guide and detailed screenshot instructions.

Smart Camera Voice Commands that work with Alexa are a great way to add voice control and luxury to your smart home devices. If you already have a smart home cameras that works with Alexa you can enable additional functionality with voice control by connecting an Alexa device like the Echo Show or Echo Dot.

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Does Nest Work With Alexa?

Does Nest Work With Alexa?

Does Nest Work With Alexa? Yes, we teach you how to connect your Nest Thermostat, Nest Cameras or Nest Doorbell to Alexa for voice control of your smart nest device. We also provide you with the complete guide to Alexa voice commands to use with your Nest Thermostat, Nest Cameras or Nest Doorbell.

The Nest Thermostat will work with any Amazon Alexa Echo device but the Nest Cameras and Nest Doorbell require an Echo Device with a screen like the Echo Show or Echo Spot.

We cover all of the Alexa nest commands that work with nest devices for voice control of your smart home using Amazon Alexa Echo Devices like the Echo Dot and Echo Show. You can control your nest thermostat, nest doorbell and nest cameras with Alexa nest commands.

The Nest Protect Smoke Detector, Nest x Yale lock, nest security system and the Nest Temperature sensors don’t currently support Alexa Nest commands.

Nest voice commands that work with Alexa are a great way to add voice control and luxury to your smart home devices. If you already have several nest smart home devices you can enable additional functionality with voice control by connecting an Alexa device like the Echo Show or Echo Dot.

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Nest Thermostat Temperature Sensor Review

Nest Thermostat Temperature Sensor Review

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.

The nest temperature sensors work with both the nest generation 3 thermostat and the nest e thermostats.

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What Smart Thermostats Work With Google Home?

What Smart Thermostats Work With Google Home?

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.

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Alexa Nest Commands

Alexa Nest Commands

The complete guide to Alexa Nest Commands, we even include our printable list of Alexa nest commands for you use. We cover all of the Alexa nest commands that work with nest devices for voice control of your smart home using Amazon Alexa Echo Devices like the Echo Dot and Echo Show. You can control your nest thermostat, nest doorbell and nest cameras with Alexa nest commands. The nest protect smoke detector, nest x yale lock, nest security system and the nest temperature sensors don’t currently support alexa nest commands.

All nest cameras and the nest hello work with google home nest commands but it requires that you have a compatible google home hub device with a smart touch screen.

Alexa nest commands are a great way to add voice control and luxury to your smart home devices. If you already have several nest smart home devices you can enable additional functionality with voice control by connecting an Alexa device like the Echo Show or Echo Dot.

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Google Home Nest Commands

Google Home Nest Commands

The complete guide to Google Home Nest Commands. We cover all of the google home nest commands that work with nest devices for voice control of your smart home using google home and nest products. You can control your nest thermostat, nest lock, nest security system and nest cameras with google home commands. The nest protect smoke detector and the nest temperature sensors don’t currently support voice commands.

All nest cameras and the nest hello work with google home nest commands but it requires that you have a compatible google home hub device with a smart touch screen.

Google home nest commands are a great way to add voice control and luxury to your smart home devices. If you already have several nest smart home devices you can enable additional functionality with voice control by connecting a google home device like a google home mini.

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Does the nest X yale lock work with Google Home?

Does the nest X yale lock work with Google Home?

Does the nest smart lock work with google home? Yes, the nest x yale smart lock does work with all google home devices, including the google home hub, google home mini and google home allowing for full voice command control of the nest x yale smart lock. We cover all of the nest devices you can connect to Google Home. Currently the nest thermostat, nest cameras and nest smart doorbell, nest locks, and nest security system all work with Google Home. The nest protect smoke detectors don’t work with Google Home.

If you want to have voice control of your nest x yale smart lock you can use any google home device or you can download the google assistant app on your phone for full voice control of the nest x yale smart lock. With voice commands you can lock your nest smart lock or check to see if the nest lock is unlocked or locked. You can’t unlock your nest x yale lock with your voice.

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What Smart Thermostats Work With Alexa?

What Smart Thermostats Work With Alexa?

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.

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Nest vs Nest E

Nest vs Nest E

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.

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Does the nest thermostat work with google home?

Does the nest thermostat work with google home?

Does Google Home work with the nest thermostat? Yes, Google Home works with the nest thermostat to provide full voice control of your nest thermostat. With your google home connected to your nest thermostat you set the temperature or change between heating and cooling modes. We teach you how to set up Google Home to control your nest thermostat with your voice. We also teach you the best voice commands for google home to control your nest thermostat. Google Home control works with all Google Home products including the google home mini smart speaker.

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Does the nest thermostat generation 2 work with Alexa?

Does the nest thermostat generation 2 work with Alexa?

Does Alexa work with the nest generation 2 thermostat? Yes, the nest gen 2 thermostat does work with Amazon Alexa & Google Home. We teach you how to set up the nest thermostat to work with Amazon Alexa so you can have full voice control of your smart thermostat. We also teach you the best Amazon Alexa commands to control your nest generation 2 thermostat.

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Does Alexa Work With The Nest Thermostat?

Does Alexa Work With The Nest Thermostat?

Does Alexa work with the nest generation 3 thermostat? Yes, the nest thermostat does work with Amazon Alexa & Google Home. We teach you how to set up the nest thermostat to work with Amazon Alexa so you can have full voice control of your smart thermostat. We also teach you the best Amazon Alexa commands to control your nest generation 3 thermostat.

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How should you wire your new home for a Smart Thermostat?

How should you wire your new home for a Smart Thermostat?

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.

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Does the nest X yale lock work with Amazon Alexa?

Does the nest X yale lock work with Amazon Alexa?

Does the nest smart lock work with alexa? No, the nest x yale smart lock does not currently work with Alexa, but the google home mini does allow for full voice command control of the nest x yale smart lock. We cover all of the nest devices you can connect to alexa and what nest devices don’t work with amazon alexa. Currently the nest thermostat, nest cameras and nest smart doorbell all work with amazon alexa. The nest protect smoke detectors, and nest security system don’t work with alexa.

If you want to have voice control of your nest x yale smart lock you will need to use either a google home device or you can download the google assistant app on your phone for full voice control of the nest x yale smart lock. With voice commands you can lock your nest smart lock or check to see if the nest lock is unlocked or locked.

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