It takes only a screwdriver and some patience to install a Nest Thermostat. Before you buy, make sure your current thermostat is compatible with Nest’s wiring.
What’s in the Box
- Trim plate
- Wire labels
Start by turning off your HVAC system, then remove the old thermostat. Label the wires with the included wire labels and place the base and faceplate on the wall. Both Nest models have a level to keep things straight.
Now slide the wires into the labeled tabs of the base. Once they’re all fitted, screw the base and faceplate to the wall and snap on the display.
From here it’s all digital. You’ll use the Nest Thermostat display to connect to Wi-Fi and the app. Then select language and temperature settings. If you want to connect to your Amazon Alexa or Google Home, that adds a little more time but saves stress later.
Google Home: If you sign into Nest using your Google account, your Nest Thermostat should pair to Google Home automatically. Otherwise, it takes only a few steps to connect Nest to Google Home.
Amazon Alexa: Alexa can learn a skill that connects to Nest products like the smart thermostat. Just download the skill from Amazon and you’re good to go!
Learn more: see how Amazon Alexa compares to Google Home