Installing your Nest thermostat may not be as easy as screwing a light bulb, but we can also assure you that it isn’t very difficult either. However, if you lack the needed training or experience to pull it off, we’d recommend you hire the services of a professional in order to save yourself some time and money. This guide will give you some quick and easy steps to follow and ensure you make no errors during the installation process.
Once installed removing the Nest Thermostat can be done. To get started, you’ll need just a Philips head screwdriver which Nest has thoughtfully provided with the device.
• Turn off the Nest Thermostat by switching the circuit breaker to the off position.
• Label or mark your old thermostat’s wires. However, if you notice your thermostat is tagged 120v or 240v, or possesses thick wires, do not connect the wires to the Nest as you have a high voltage system.
• Uninstall the old thermostat by locating detaching the wires coming out from the wall into the thermostat. Once done, simply unscrew the device from the wall
• Mark the spot of your thermostat. Do this by threading wires through the Nest base plate’s centre incorporate the tiny bubble level. Once done, you can then use a pencil to mark te two screw holes.
• Attach the trim plate. If you wish to cover the screw holes, simply install the trim plate in the Nest box’s bottom to the base plate.
• Using the screws and screwdriver, attach the Nest base to the wall.
• Connect the wires to the Nest by putting the labelled wires in the Nest’s corresponding ports.
• Put the Nest display by lining up the connector on the display’s back.
• Turn on the power by switching the circuit breaker to the on position
• Connect your Nest thermostat to the WiFi network.
• Follow the on-screen guide and set the temperature.
• Use your smartphone or tablet to download the Nest thermostat’s mobile app to monitor and control your device remotely.