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How to install your Nest Thermostat.

In most homes, installing a Google Nest Thermostat is an easy DIY project that takes about 20-30 minutes.  The Nest app’s step-by-step instructions make it easy to install and wire your Thermostat, so use it as your main guide. Refer to this article if you need extra help.

To get started using your Nest Thermostat, you’ll need to complete all the steps below.

Before you open the box

Make sure you’ve checked that your system will work with the Nest Thermostat you’ve purchased. Check compatibility

Check that you have everything that came in the box.

If you’d like to install your Nest Thermostat yourself, everything you need is included in the box:

Nest Learning Thermostat

  • Nest Thermostat display
  • Nest Thermostat base
  • Trim plate
  • Steel plate
  • Mounting screws and wire labels
  • Nest screwdriver
  • Installation Guide
  • Welcome Guide
  • Pro Installation Card

If you’d like to pre-drill holes, use a 3/32” drill bit or if you’re drilling into hard materials, such as, stone, brick, concrete or marble, use a masonry drill bit and drill.

Watch the installation video.

The installation video will walk you through the steps to install your Nest Thermostat and add it to your account in the Nest app.

Once you’ve set up your Thermostat and connected it to the Nest app, use this link to learn about how to use your Nest Thermostat.

The Nest app will guide you through the Thermostat installation, but if you need additional assistance with installing your Nest Thermostat on the wall, read through the complete installation instructions.

Updated on September 17, 2019

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