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Purchasing a new thermostat for the HVAC system in your home is not something you have to do frequently. Your current thermostat might be part of your HVAC system for years already. But due to several recently encountered thermostat-related problems, you will have no choice but to purchase a new thermostat. You’ve been advised by many HVAC experts that two of the best thermostat brands are Ecobee and Nest. A few of these experts have even recommended that you go to your HVAC supplier and depending on what is in stock, buy either an Ecobee or Nest thermostat and install it. However, you now wonder whether Ecobee and Nest are really considered good thermostats, and even if it is so, whether you shouldn’t first compare the two brands in more detail. But you are not sure which aspects should you compare. Ecobee and Nest thermostats have for years already…

You had installed a Nest thermostat in your home in mid-summer, and when the weather began to change to winter temperatures, you made a note to remember to change your thermostat from “Cool” to “Heat” before it would really get cold. But before you got to the thermostat to make the change, there was an unexpected cold front, and you experienced that your home’s temperature stayed comfortable. The question you now have is whether your Nest thermostat automatically switches from cool to heat and vice versa. Nest Thermostat can switch between heat and cold on its own, however, this depends on the mode that it is currently in. A Nest thermostat has up to 5 modes, and each one alters how the device operates, including its ability to convert between heat and cold settings. In this article, I’ll discuss the different modes of the Nest Thermostat and indicate when automatic…

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…

It’s been quite some time now since Google released its thermostat sensor four years ago. Regardless, the buzz and the demand for this particular sensor are far from over. Keeping that in mind, we bring you an immersive review of the Nest Thermostat Temperature Sensor.  The sensor is not an innovation in its field. But it’s the first of its kind, taking the features of Nest Thermostats to another level. Check price & details on amazon So if you are among the thousands of Nest owners, such addition is highly appreciated. Now, you can make use of & record temperature readings from anywhere in the house. You don’t necessarily need to be in the vicinity of the thermostat. With that in mind, let’s dive headfirst into the guide. Nest Thermostat Temperature Sensor: What is it? It’s a sensor that you can integrate with the already installed Nest Thermostat using the…

When the temperature in your home is not as comfortable anymore as it should be, it might be because your Nest thermostat has started to cycle on and off. The question is then whether you can troubleshoot and fix the issue yourself. In most cases when your Nest thermostat is turning on and off, you will be able to find the problem and fix the issue yourself. Issues such as worn-out batteries and worn fuses can easily be rectified by yourself. However, if old wiring has to be replaced or your thermostat is encountering software problems, you’ll most probably have to contact a qualified technician. In this article, we provide you with an easy way to conduct your troubleshooting. We’ve determined 6 categories to which the cycling between on and off issues might be related. Usually, you’ll find that only one of the categories is involved. We discuss each…

One of the main reasons people buy Nest thermostats for their HVAC systems is because it comes with a rechargeable built-in battery or replaceable AAA alkaline batteries. So, theoretically, your thermostat will always have power. But as you are frequently receiving error messages that the battery is low there must be a reason why it is draining all the time. You wonder now whether you can troubleshoot and fix this problem by yourself?  The most common reason for the Nest thermostat’s low battery warning is the improper placement of the thermostat on its base. This will prevent the Nest thermostat from charging, which will drain its backup batteries. Removing the thermostat from its base and putting it back correctly will fix this issue. There are quite a few things you can check to try and find out why the battery is not charging. Let’s look at the most common things…

If your Nest thermostat gives you an “E74” error code, it is notifying you that no power to the Rh wire is detected. When that happens, your first reaction might be to look for the HVAC technician’s telephone number. But is that necessary? Can’t you troubleshoot and fix the issue yourself? Usually, you can troubleshoot an E74 issue yourself and in many cases, you can also rectify the problem without calling a technician. Although the reasons why there is no power to the Rh wire can vary from a loose connection to blocked drain pipes, the Nest troubleshooting procedures make it easy to find and fix the issue. To understand the E74-troubleshooting procedures better, we’ll first have a brief look at an Rh wire as such and then discuss various troubleshooting steps. In most cases, you will probably be able to rectify the issue yourself. However, if the problem…

When you’ve decided it is time to re-organize your Nest-controlled HVAC system to provide different temperatures to different rooms in your home, you have to make a follow-up decision about how you are going to achieve it. Perhaps you’ve already decided that you don’t want to follow the route of adding extra smart sensors to your existing thermostat.  You prefer to have a separate thermostat for every room and control them all via your existing Nest app. But, like many other homeowners, you are still not sure whether multiple Nest thermostats can work together and be controlled by one app. Different Nest thermostats can work together if you add them to your existing Nest app. You will be able to set the temperature of every room separately and also set different schedules for every room or zone. In this article, we’ll look at the pros of having more than one…

Nowadays, almost every homeowner is talking about their new multi-zone thermostats, and although you have a zoned home, you still have a separate thermostat for every zone. Now you are wondering what exactly a multi-zone thermostat is and what the benefits of having one installed are.  A multi-zone thermostat is a smart thermostat that controls multiple zones in your house with the help of individual smart sensors in every zone. It means that you only have one thermostat which controls all the HVAC zones individually. This is also one of the important benefits of having a multi-level thermostat – you do all the programming on only one thermostat. In this article, we’ll discuss how a multi-zone thermostat works and how it differs from a multi-zoned home with more than one thermostat. We’ll also provide a shortlist of four of the best multi-zone thermostats available. And we’ll end with short notes…

When your Nest thermostat suddenly stops turning on your air conditioning (AC), there are various things to consider when you are troubleshooting. However, many homeowners don’t know what the most common causes of such an issue are or what are all the aspects to consider when looking for possible reasons why the AC cannot be turned on by your thermostat. The most likely reason for your Nest thermostat not turning on the A/C is that the thermostat doesn’t get enough power or has a low battery. Loose wires or incorrect connections can also cause the problem. Then there could also be issues with your Wi-Fi router. In some instances, the Nest thermostat and your air conditioning are just not compatible. In this article, we’ll discuss the most common issues why the Nest thermostat doesn’t turn the AC on. We’ll recommend actions you can take in your troubleshooting process and offer…