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Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd Gen Installation Guide

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Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd Gen

Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd Gen

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Compatibility

Based on Nest’s online compatibility checker data, the Nest Thermostat works with most 24V systems, including gas, electric, oil, forced air, variable speed, heat pump, and radiant. It can control:

  • Heating: one, two, and three stages (W1, W2, W3)
  • Cooling: one and two stages (Y1, Y2)
  • Heat pump: with auxiliary and emergency heat (O/B, AUX, E)
  • Fan (G, G2, G3)
  • Power (C, RH, RC)
  • Humidifier or dehumidifier (HUM, DEHUM)

The Nest Thermostat’s * connector can accept only one of these wires The Nest Thermostat is designed to work even if your home doesn’t have a common (C) wire.
Rarely, installing a new C wire may be required.

Professional installation recommended for:

  • Dual fuel systems (heat pump with furnace)
  • Whole-home humidifiers and dehumidifiers

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In the box

Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd Gen 1

  1. Switch off power
    This protects you and avoids blowing a fuse in your equipment. Adjust your old thermostat’s temperature to ensure your system is off.Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd Gen 2
  2. Remove cover
    Some covers pop off, while others need to be unscrewed.Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd Gen 3
  3. Check your system
    If your old thermostat is labeled 120V or 240V or has thick wires with wire nuts, your system is high voltage. Not sure? Contact support.Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd Gen 4CAUTION:
    Do not connect the Nest to high-voltage wires.
  4. Remove any jumper wires
    Jumper wires are short wires between two connectors. You won’t need them. An R wire can go into either RC or RH.Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd Gen 5
  5. Label wires
    Peel off the labels below and attach them to the thermostat’s matching wires. Use the white labels for W3, E, HUM, or DEHUM wires. The * connector can only connect to one of these wires.Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd Gen 6 See two names for each connector on your old thermostat’s backplate. Visit nest.com/2labels for help.Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd Gen 7 Tip:
    Take a picture of the wires on your old thermostat to help you remember.
  6. Disconnect wires and remove the base
    After removing the base, we recommend gently wrapping the wires around a pen or pencil to ensure they don’t fall back into the hole in the wall.Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd Gen 8 Remember, the power to your HVAC system must be off to avoid blowing a fuse in your equipment.
  7. Mark where the screws will go
    Use the bubble level to make sure the Nest Thermostat is level.Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd Gen 9 Use trim plate if needed
    You can cover up holes or marks left by your old thermostat with the optional trim plate. Snap the base and trim plate together, then screw them to the wall. You’ll find the trim plate at the bottom of the box.Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd Gen 10
    Mounting on an electrical box
    Electrical boxes aren’t common, but if you have one, secure the steel plate to the electrical box with two of the short steel platescrews. Insert the screws into the long slots on the steel plate. Use the other two short screws to attach.Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd Gen 11
  8. Attach the Nest base
    Pull the wires through the center of the base, then attach it to the wall with the screws.Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd Gen 12
  9. Connect wires
    After all the wires are securely connected, push them down to make sure they’re flush with the base.Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd Gen 13
  10. .Attach the display
    Press the display onto the base until it clicks.Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd Gen 14
  11. Switch the power back onNest Learning Thermostat 3rd Gen 15
  12. Setup and Nest Account
    The Nest Thermostat will turn on and walk you through setup. Just turn the ring and press to select. During setup, you can connect the thermostat to Wi-Fi. Go to nest.com/account or download the  Nest app to create a Nest Account. The app will show you how to connect your Nest Account and thermostat.Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd Gen 16

Remember, you can download the free Nest app from the App Store® or Google Play™. Weather data is provided by The Weather Channel™. Questions about adding a thermostat to your Nest Account? Visit nest.com/pair.

Nest Labs, Inc. Limited Warranty Learning Thermostat

THIS LIMITED WARRANTY CONTAINS IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS, AS WELL AS LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS THAT MAY APPLY TO YOU.

  1. WHAT THIS LIMITED WARRANTY COVERS; PERIOD OF COVERAGE
    Nest Labs, Inc. (“Nest Labs”), 3400 Hillview Avenue, Palo Alto, California USA, warrants to the owner of the enclosed product that the product contained in this box (“Product”) will be free from defects in materials and workmanship for two(2) years from the date of delivery following the original retail purchase, and if a Nest Pro sells and installs the Product and enters a valid Nest Pro ID during setup, an additional three (3) years, resulting in a warranty period of five (5) years for that product (collectively, the “Warranty Period”).
    If the Product fails to conform to this Limited Warranty during the Warranty Period, Nest Labs will, at its sole discretion, either (a) repair or replace any defective Product or component, or (b) accept the return of the Product and refund the money paid by the original purchaser for the Product. Repair or replacement may be made with a new or refurbished product or components, at Nest Labs’ sole discretion. If the Product or a component incorporated within it is no longer available, Nest Labs may, at Nest Labs’ sole discretion, replace the Product with a similar product of similar function.
    This is your sole and exclusive remedy for breach of this Limited Warranty. Any Product that has either been repaired or replaced under this Limited Warranty will be covered by the terms of this Limited Warranty for long erof (a) ninety (90) days from the date of delivery of the repaired Product or replacement Product, or (b) the remaining Warranty Period. This Limited Warranty is transferable from the original purchaser to subsequent owners, but the Warranty Period will not be extended in duration or expanded in coverage for any such transfer.
  2. TOTAL SATISFACTION RETURN POLICY
    If you are the original purchaser of the Product and you are not satisfied with this Product for any reason, you may return  it in its original condition within thirty (30) days of the original purchase and receive a full refund
  3. WARRANTY CONDITIONS; HOW TO GET SERVICE IF YOU WANT TO CLAIM UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY
    Before claiming this Limited Warranty, the owner of the Product must (a) notify Nest Labs of the intention to claim by visiting nest.com/support during the Warranty Period and providing a description of the alleged failure, and (b) comply with Nest Labs’ return shipping instructions. Nest Labs will have no warranty obligations concerning a returned product if it determines, in its reasonable discretion after examination of the returned Product, that the Product is an Ineligible Product (defined below). Nest Labs will bear all costs of return shipping to the owner and will reimburse any shipping costs incurred by the owner, except concerning any Ineligible Product, for which the owner will bear all shipping costs.
  4. WHAT THIS LIMITED WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER
    This Limited Warranty does not cover the following (collectively “Ineligible Products”): (i) Products marked as “sample” or “Not for Sale”, or sold “AS IS”; (ii) subject Products  to (a) modifications, alterations, tampering, or improper maintenance or repairs; (b) handling, storage, installation,  testing, or use not by the User’s Guide or other instructions provided by Nest Labs;
    (c) abuse or misuse of the Product; (d) breakdowns, fluctuations, or interruptions in electric power or the telecommunications network; or (e) Acts of God, including but not limited to lightning, flood, tornado, earthquake, or hurricane; or (iii) any non-Nest Labs branded hardware products, even if packaged or sold with Nest Labs hardware. This Limited Warranty does not cover consumable parts,  including batteries, unless damage is due to defects in materials or workmanship of the Product, or software (even if packaged or sold with the product). Nest Labs recommends that you use only authorized service providers for maintenance or repair. Unauthorized use of the Product or software can impair the Product’s performance and may invalidate this Limited Warranty.
  5. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
    EXCEPT AS STATED ABOVE IN THIS LIMITED WARRANTY, AND TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, NEST LABS DISCLAIMS ALL EXPRESS, IMPLIED, AND STATUTORY WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS CONCERNING THE PRODUCT, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, NEST LABS ALSO LIMITS THE DURATION OF ANY APPLICABLE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS TO THE DURATION OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY.
  6. LIMITATION OF DAMAGES
    IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS, IN NO EVENT WILL NEST LABS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY DAMAGES FOR LOST DATA OR LOST PROFITS, ARISING FROM RELATING TO THIS LIMITED WARRANTY OR THE PRODUCT,  AND NEST LABS’ TOTAL CUMULATIVE LIABILITY ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO THIS LIMITED WARRANTY OR THE PRODUCT WILL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID FOR THE PRODUCT BY THE ORIGINAL PURCHASER.
  7. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
    THE NEST LABS ONLINE SERVICES (“SERVICES”) PROVIDE YOU INFORMATION (“PRODUCT INFORMATION”) REGARDING YOUR NEST PRODUCTS OR OTHER PERIPHERALS CONNECTED TO YOUR PRODUCTS (“PRODUCT PERIPHERALS”). THE TYPE PRODUCT PERIPHERALS THAT MAY BE CONNECTED TO YOUR PRODUCT MAY CHANGE FROM TIME TO TIME. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE DISCLAIMERS ABOVE, ALL PRODUCT INFORMATION IS PROVIDED FOR YOUR   CONVENIENCE, “AS IS”, AND “AS AVAILABLE”. NEST DOES NOT REPRESENT, WARRANT, OR GUARANTEE THAT PRODUCT INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE, ACCURATE, OR RELIABLE OR THAT PRODUCT INFORMATION OR USE OF THE SERVICES OR PRODUCT WILL PROVIDE
    SAFETY IN YOUR HOME. YOU USE ALL PRODUCT INFORMATION, THE SERVICES, AND THE PRODUCT AT YOUR DISCRETION AND RISK. YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR (AND NEST LABS DISCLAIMS) ANY AND ALL LOSS, LIABILITY, OR DAMAGES, INCLUDING TO YOUR WIRING, FIXTURES, ELECTRICITY, HOME,  PRODUCT, PRODUCT PERIPHERALS, COMPUTER, MOBILE DEVICE, AND ALL OTHER ITEMS AND PETS IN YOUR HOME,
    RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THE PRODUCT INFORMATION,  SERVICES, OR PRODUCT. PRODUCT INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE SERVICES IS NOT INTENDED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR DIRECT MEANS OF OBTAINING THE INFORMATION. FOR EXAMPLE, A NOTIFICATION PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICE IS NOT INTENDED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR AUDIBLE AND VISIBLE INDICATIONS IN THE HOME AND ON THE PRODUCT, NOR FOR A THIRD PARTY MONITORING SERVICE THAT  MONITORS ALARM STATE.
  8. YOUR RIGHTS AND THIS LIMITED WARRANTY
    This Limited Warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other legal rights that vary by state, province, or jurisdiction. Likewise, some of the limitations in this Limited Warranty may not apply in certain states. The terms of this Limited Warranty will apply to the extent permitted by applicable law. For a full description of your legal rights, you should refer to the laws applicable in your jurisdiction and you may wish to contact a relevant consumer advisory service.

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FAQS About Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd Gen

What is the Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd Gen?

The Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd Gen is a smart thermostat designed to learn your preferences and adjust your home’s temperature accordingly, providing comfort and energy savings.

How does it learn my preferences?

Using built-in sensors and algorithms, the Nest Thermostat tracks your temperature adjustments and activity patterns over time, adapting its settings to suit your lifestyle.

Can I control it remotely?

Yes, the Nest Thermostat can be controlled remotely through the Nest app on your smartphone or tablet, allowing you to adjust temperature settings from anywhere.

Does it work with other smart home devices?

Yes, the Nest Thermostat is compatible with a wide range of smart home platforms and devices, including Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and Apple HomeKit.

Is installation difficult?

Installation can vary depending on your existing HVAC system, but Nest provides step-by-step instructions and video tutorials to help make the process easier. However, professional installation is recommended for complex setups.

Does it help save energy?

Yes, the Nest Thermostat is designed to optimize energy usage by automatically adjusting temperature settings based on your habits and preferences, potentially reducing heating and cooling costs.

Can it integrate with my schedule?

Absolutely, the Nest Thermostat features scheduling capabilities, allowing you to set specific temperature targets for different times of the day or week to align with your routine.

Does it offer energy usage reports?

Yes, the Nest Thermostat provides detailed energy usage reports through the Nest app, allowing you to track how much energy you’re using and identify opportunities for further savings.

Does it support multiple zones?

While the Nest Thermostat itself doesn’t support multiple zones, you can install multiple thermostats in different areas of your home and manage them together through the Nest app for zoned temperature control.

Is it compatible with older HVAC systems?

In most cases, yes, the Nest Thermostat is compatible with a wide range of HVAC systems, including older models. However, it’s essential to check compatibility before purchasing and consider professional installation if needed.

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