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Nest thermostats are some of the most appreciated thermostats on the market. They will offer you the perfect comfort in your home, and they will help you save energy at the same time. But many customers are confused by the lights and their blinking or flashing feature. If you are wondering what does it mean when Nest thermostat lights start blinking, you came to the right place! Nest thermostat lights You will notice that your Nest thermostat has red, green, orange, yellow, white, and blue lights. At times one of these lights will blink or flash but there will be times when more lights will blink or flash at the same time and when no lights are on. It is important to understand how each one of these lights is working and what is the meaning behind its flashing or blinking so you can make the most out of your…

Nest thermostats are effective learning thermostats controlling the temperature in your home. You are even able to control your temperature settings remotely utilizing connectivity through a mobile device and app. However, sometimes you might get some disturbing messages on your thermostat when it displays an “In 2 Hours” message and might be accompanied by adverse temperatures in your home. What is the reason for this? The Nest thermostat says ‘In two hours’ to indicate that the temperature change will take two hours. This can be due to the thermostat still being in its learning phase, there was a system reboot, a software update, or the c-wire is not connected properly. Let see in details what these reasons are; Four Major Reasons for “In 2 Hours” Display On Nest Thermostat Whenever you change the settings on your thermostat and get the “In 2 Hours” message, the temperature change will take two…

Getting a Nest thermostat can be a true investment for your house. If you switch from a manual thermostat to a smart wifi thermostat, you will increase the comfort in your home and reduce a lot of the hassle of maintaining the proper temperature. But one of the most common issues that people encounter is whether or not they need a common wire to install a Nest thermostat. If you are wondering the same thing, you came to the right place! The short answer is that you don’t need a common wire to install your Nest thermostat. You can just as well use a C-adapter and your device will function just as well. However, experts will tell you that it is recommended to use your NEST thermostat with a C-wire. But in order to complete the installation process by yourself, there are certain aspects you need to consider. You will…

The thermostat is the device that is used to set the temperature in a home/ office so that it is pleasantly comfortable. Once the thermostat has been set, it is rarely touched. The thermostat is a relatively simple gadget that is linked to the HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning system). It is well worth getting to know how your thermostat works and to realize that by adjusting the setting by just a few degrees you can make a big impact on the amount of energy you consume and also on the amount you pay for your heating bills.  We explain here how to tell if your home thermostat is bad. The basics about thermostats Broadly speaking, there are three main types of thermostats in homes. The first is the older style analog thermostat which is mechanical and manual and has a dial marked in degrees, that is very straightforward…

All typical heating systems used in houses have got an “EM Heat” setting on the heating system’s thermostat. Naturally, being human and curious, we want to use all settings available to enjoy all available features provided. However, we need to understand what the setting is for and how to use it and address it in this article. What is The “EM Heat” Setting on Thermostats The “EM Heat” or emergency heat setting on a thermostat is to control the secondary heating system in your house in case of emergencies. If the main heating system stops working for any reason, and the house goes too cold, the emergency heating system will turn on. Generally, a heat pump or primary heating system will control the heat in most homes and only activate their secondary heat (gas, oil, or electric heating) when supplemental or second-stage heating is required. This typically happens when the…

The market for thermostats is constantly evolving which might make it difficult to choose the right product when there are so many options available. And two of the most popular types of thermostats are wifi thermostats and smart thermostats. Even if these two types are fairly similar, they are not quite the same. The main difference between a smart thermostat and a wifi thermostat is that the smart thermostat comes with a feature called geofencing which detects your presence within a virtual boundary and triggers the HVAC system. In addition, smart thermostats can analyze energy usage and detect potential technical problems. Given below is a table highlighting the main differences between smart and wifi thermostats; Features Wifi thermostatSmart thermostat Wifi connection Yes Yes Automatic settings No Yes Temperature notification Yes Yes User-friendly Yes No Geofencing No Yes Detect and diagnose potential technical problems No Yes Analyze your energy useNo Yes Installation Standard More complex and pricier than a wifi thermostat smart vs wifi thermostats Smart Thermostat vs WiFi Thermostat: Differences Even if you can connect…