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I’ve been using Nexia on my Trane Thermostat for years already and now that Nexia is being rebranded as Trane Home, I’m still going to use the app. Perhaps you are a Nexia user but are worried that everything will change as a result of the rebranding of the app. Or you’ve never used Nexia on a Trane thermostat and wonder what exactly Nexia (Trane Home) is. Nexia (Trane Home) is a wireless, cloud-based smart home system enabling me to control my home’s smart devices, including my HVAC thermostat, from a central hub while each device still operates from its own app. Nexia (Trane Home) uses open architecture so that I can add features or components when needed. The app features voice activation, touch ID access, and geofencing. The best way to explain the app and the rebranding in more detail is to tell you how I’m experiencing Nexia on…

Your Vivint thermostat has stopped working or is not executing all the commands you’re giving it, and now you wonder whether you can troubleshoot the thermostat yourself. If you are subscribed to Vivint, you might also wonder whether you are “allowed” to troubleshoot and try to fix the issues yourself. It is easy to troubleshoot your Vivint thermostat yourself, and if you’re a subscriber, you can still do basic troubleshooting because the problem might be as simple as a tripped circuit breaker, poor batteries, or a grime-filled thermostat. You can rectify most of these problems yourself. If you are a Vivint subscriber, you just have to call Vivint Customer Care when a qualified technician is needed. In this article, I’ll discuss the most common reasons why your Vivint thermostat might not be working and also recommend steps to take to rectify the issues. Two important aspects regarding Vivint…

Your Honeywell thermostat has lost its Wi-Fi connection, and you wonder where you have to start troubleshooting the issue and whether you can do it all by yourself.      You can troubleshoot a Honeywell thermostat that has lost its Wi-Fi connection yourself. The troubleshooting will, however, also involve “non-thermostat” actions such as checking your router, determining the strength and stability of the internet signal, and updating the app on your phone.  In most instances, you will be able to fix the problems yourself. In this article, I’ll discuss the most common reasons why your Honeywell thermostat doesn’t connect to the Wi-Fi network and provide you with possible solutions. A Honeywell wifi thermostat How do you know your Honeywell thermostat is not connected to your Wi-Fi network? When you discover that your Honeywell thermostat is not connected to your Wi-Fi network, it could have been without Wi-Fi for a while…

When you notice that the temperature in your home is not as comfortable as always, your first reaction usually is to go to your thermostat and adjust the temperature. But this time, you’ve discovered your Honeywell thermostat’s display screen is blank, and you feel you’ve lost control over your HVAC system. You want to fix the problem as soon as possible, but you don’t know whether you’ll be able to troubleshoot and fix the problem yourself. Fixing your Honeywell’s blank thermostat screen is easy to do yourself, and rectifying the issues can be as easy as replacing the batteries, reconnecting a loose wire, or adjusting the screen’s brightness.   In this article, I’ll look at possible causes of a blank Honeywell thermostat display screen, indicate how you can diagnose the issues, and provide general tips on how to fix them.  Step 1: Check whether the display screen is really not…

Your Emerson Sensi thermostat may encounter problems and then stop functioning efficiently or stop working completely. When this happens, you want to fix the problem as soon as possible but you don’t know whether you’ll be able to troubleshoot and fix the problem yourself. Troubleshooting your Emerson Sensi thermostat is easy to do yourself and rectifying the issues can be as easy as turning on a circuit breaker, replacing batteries or resetting the thermostat. Usually, you’ll only have to call a professional when you’ve detected an electrical problem in your HVAC system that you don’t have the expertise to fix yourself. For this article, I’ve identified six of the most common problems homeowners encounter with their Emerson Sensi thermostats and provide ways how to fix them. Emerson Sensi – Smart Thermostat for Heat Pump Problem 1: Your Emerson Sensi thermostat is not working and the display is blank If your…

One of the signs that your Luxpro thermostat is not working is when you notice that the temperature in your home is not as comfortable as always. When you detect uncomfortable temperatures, your first reaction is to adjust the temperature on your thermostat. And that is usually when you discover that your Luxpro is not working anymore. You want to fix the problem as soon as possible, but you don’t know whether you’ll be able to troubleshoot and fix the problem yourself. Troubleshooting your Luxpro thermostat is easy to do yourself, and rectifying the issues can be as easy as restarting the thermostat, replacing batteries, or reconnecting a loose wire. In this article, I’ll look at possible causes of why your Luxpro thermostat is not working efficiently, show you how you can troubleshoot the issues, and provide general tips on how to fix them. Why and how to troubleshoot…

Your Pro t701 thermostat has suddenly stopped working, and you urgently want it fixed. You now wonder whether you would be able to find the fault and, if so, whether you will be able to fix the problem yourself. Troubleshooting on your non-programmable Pro t701 is easy to do yourself. The most common reasons why it is not working include a power loss, incorrect settings, depleted batteries, and loose wires. Usually, these problems can also easily be solved by yourself. In this article, I’ll discuss the most common reasons that might have caused your Pro t701thermostat to stop working and provide guidelines on how to determine the exact cause. Depending on the cause, you might be able to fix the issue yourself. Please note: For this article, I’ll always refer to the t701 model, which is hardwired and is also equipped with AA batteries. Pro t701 thermostat Check Price On Amazon…

When you discover your Braeburn thermostat is not cooling your home anymore, you usually want to fix the problem as soon as possible. However, the problem might be that you don’t know where to start troubleshooting because you don’t know what all the possible reasons for the issue are. Braeburn thermostat not cooling can be due to incorrect thermostat settings, loose wiring, depleted batteries, tripped circuit breakers, and clogged filters. Fortunately, you can troubleshoot most of the issues yourself if you follow a system as discussed in this article. In this article, I’ll discuss the most common reasons why your Braeburn thermostat is not activating the cooling procedure in your home. For this discussion, I’ve divided the reasons into two main groups: Reasons related to a possible Braeburn thermostat fault or setting, and reasons more related to other HVAC and AC aspects. In the discussions, I’ll also recommend ways how…

When you discover that your Honeywell thermostat is not turning on your home’s Air Conditioner, you immediately wonder what is causing the problem and also whether you can troubleshoot it yourself. The reasons why your Honeywell thermostat is not turning on your AC are varied and include aspects such as depleted thermostat batteries, tripped circuit breakers, bad wiring, configuring or compatibility issues, and in some instances, a thermostat that needs a replacement. However, you can troubleshoot and fix most issues yourself. In this article, I’ll discuss different reasons why a Honeywell thermostat might fail to turn on the AC and then how you can determine the reason why your home’s AC is not turned on by your Honeywell thermostat. I’ll also suggest ways to fix the problem. 1. Tripped Circuit Breakers This is a possible problem that most DIY-ers can usually troubleshoot and fix themselves The possible problem HVAC…

Your Nest thermostat has worked excellent, but it has now given you the message that the battery is low. The questions you probably have are whether a battery is needed for your thermostat to work, can you troubleshoot the problem, and how do you charge the battery if it is completely depleted. The reason why Nest thermostat is not charging could be due to loose wires either at the thermostat or HVAC. This can be solved by fixing the faulty wires, restarting the thermostat or manually charging it if needed. Given in this article are the steps to troubleshooting a Nest thermostat when it is not charging. Does my Nest thermostat need a charged battery? There are three generations of Nest thermostats, and all three generations have built-in batteries. So whatever Nest thermostat you are using, it needs a charged battery. Nest thermostats don’t only run on battery power, but…