How to install the Google Nest Learning Thermostat


  1. Arneññ Tiangco

    January 3, 2018 at 7:19 am

    NP x XML

  2. bob bobless

    January 17, 2018 at 10:58 pm

    Wont be buying this crap anymore….. After a year, all of a sudden no Internet connection. Rebooted, hard reset, still says " network maybe too far away" when its only about 6 feet away!! Done all the troubleshoot, Nest don't seem to bother, like all other corporates, take yer money and run attitude

  3. D Thompson

    January 19, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    this will work without a c wire correct?

  4. Khater khater

    January 29, 2018 at 1:21 am

    The best thermostat in the world

  5. Nick Hickson

    March 4, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    My existing Honeywell thermostat is connected to the Central Heating pump only and controls that. When the temperature in our hall, where it's situated, drops then the thermostat detects that and turns on the pump and that fires up the boiler and hence the radiators get hot again. Simples!
    Why complicate matters so with a swanky device and anyway what it 'Fan' ? I don't have that.

  6. Anne Wright

    March 18, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    Can't believe they charge $2.99 for Nest App — this is a really expensive thermometer. But the video is clear and well done.

  7. quyanh vanle

    April 4, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Make some more!

  8. Igoris Šimkevič

    April 18, 2018 at 7:32 am

    А где найти описание и назначение контактов термостата?

  9. M D

    April 21, 2018 at 3:19 pm


  10. David Jinhyung Park

    April 24, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    my themostat doesn't say high voltage or low voltage (doesn't say anything), i have lux dm1100 model? is this compatible with nest?

  11. S G

    May 7, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    This video does not show you how to add neutral wire so that your thermostat will be charged constantly from the power supply.

    I installed mine in Nov 2017 and in May 2018 the A/C blower motor was have issues turning on like there was a short in a wire or something. Turns out the battery in the Nest unit was too low to turn on the A/C and made the system sound like there was a brick banging around in the furnace.

    Cost me $150 to have the service person figure this out.

    Not Happy!

  12. zach hatfield

    May 15, 2018 at 12:26 am

    when i hooked all the wires up to the base all i got was hot air. i had yellow in Y, green in G, orange in W1, white in W1, brown in C and red in Rh. when i moved the orange from W1 to OB and the red wire from Rh to Rc, i was able to get cold air when the AC was supposed to be on.

  13. Nexus FX

    May 16, 2018 at 10:25 pm

    ok compatible with baseboard heating? I rlly want a Nest Thermostat E.

  14. Sebastian Campos

    May 27, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    My current thermostat has Gh Gl and Gm wires. What the hell do I do with these???

  15. EdW

    May 31, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    I just installed this thermostat so I really don't have an opinion of it yet but whoever put your setup instructions together and whoever programmed the setup into the thermostat needs to be fired. This took over 1.5 hours and I had a 25 year HVAC technician working on it with me. Every problem we had was related to your instructions or the setup programmed into the thermostat.

  16. J B

    June 2, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    The wiring portion of this. Idea is not correct

  17. Conner Dent

    June 2, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    I recently installed this thermostat and now the fan won't shut off. Everything else works fine, it turns the a/c and the heat on and off with no problem, but the fan keeps running. I checked all the settings and even replaced the limit switch. So for now I have to turn the a/c on and off from the breaker outside. Need to get this figured out, but calling an a/c repairman in June is not in my budget.

  18. no

    June 6, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    i find this so strangely satisfying

  19. Kangen Heart

    June 6, 2018 at 10:17 pm

    Has anyone got the Nest working with a Mitsubishi ducted Air con? I believe it is not such a simple plug in when i researched 2 years ago. My controller is starting to play up and would love to change to a NEST – Must be a solution now?

  20. Patrick Mendoza

    June 16, 2018 at 10:30 pm

    I shut the power off at the breaker but the system is still running. Any suggestions?

  21. ciscon97

    June 17, 2018 at 5:05 am

    My thermostat only has a C and R wires will it work for mine?

  22. Anthony Chau

    June 18, 2018 at 6:32 am

    So, if we have wire nuts of the high voltage thermostat, we cannot use Nest at all…is that correct?

  23. Muk Muk

    July 2, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    I moved into this house last June with the Nest installed already by the previous owner. The unit has been working fine until last night. The Internet has been disconnected. I checked the Nest and it indicated that the batter power is too low — 3.716V. And I check the Equipment has this configuration: W1-Y1-G-Rc. I pulled out the Nest, and there is no C wire. Should I run a C wire to keep the Next charged up all the time as suggested by some?

  24. riseuplight

    July 14, 2018 at 12:01 am

    can't locate my a/c and heating circuit breaker…

  25. moyi xin qing

    July 14, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    You are wrongly labeled Rc as RH. A wrong instruction …

  26. Derek Casari

    July 28, 2018 at 3:00 am

    You didn't show how to mount the wall plate and then the wiring unit after that. If you use the screws provided, when you go to mount the wire assembly, it is not flush with the wall plate.

  27. Johnny Slater

    August 5, 2018 at 4:19 am

    Mine only blows out hot air when A/C is on. Found out this problem isn't that rare.

  28. Dalton Lopez

    August 11, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    I LOVE my Nest thermostat>>>  It's very easy to setup after you follow the instructions in the box. Don't hire a professional to do this. It literally takes 10 minutes for you to do it on your own. My electric bill has gone down between 10 to 20% since I started using it because it adjusts to my use.

  29. Vegasus

    August 13, 2018 at 12:43 am

    I have a Carrier thermostat that has no label on the wires not sure why. Anyways unit is less than 5 years old. So i'm trying to replace with the Nest unit, i have Yellow wire, Blue wire, Red wire, Green wire, White wire, and Orange wire. Anyone have any clue which goes to which? Yellow goes to Y1? Blue? Red Rc or Rh? Green is G i would assume, White is W1 or W2? Orange is O/B? My AC unit also serves as a Heating unit, It's made by Carrier.

  30. sean juth

    September 3, 2018 at 1:42 am

    I have a high voltage system. And every house runs on 120 vac so how do you expect to run this?

  31. Eddie ed

    September 13, 2018 at 2:04 am

    Is this product suitable to use with split air conditioner unit ? Only cooling but no heating air conditioner system

  32. rj doggman

    September 18, 2018 at 4:09 am

    I thought you need C for constant power

  33. Richard Soto

    September 25, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    let's see – my 2 cents: After installing two of these 3rd gen Nest stats in my home – I am rather disappointed. Here is my short list 1) changing the temperature for a temporary period nest doesn't allow you to specify an override time rather, do this a few times and it will make changes to your schedule screwing it up to the point that I needed to manually delete and reset schedule time/temperatures repeatedly 2) your video does not explain the "C" wire use. I guess you assume that if it is already wired installers will find it but, I insist, you should mention that it provides power. As I understand it, if "c" is not wired then the Nest repeatably cycles the heat or fan circuit momentarily to power its self and charge its battery. I think most poeple will see the problem with that solution 3) The nest features seem quite outdated with no options to control accessories such as air cleaners, humidifiers, of fresh air makeup units. Wait – what year is this Nest? There are a lot more options often connected to HAVC systems these days. Finally, one of my stats is dead after only two years of service and Nest customer service left me hanging without any warranty or repair option. I think given the high cost of the Nest product better quality or at least warranty is essential. I my case the cost to replace the dead nest has wiped out any savings it generated due to its short life cycle. It is a shame because the available technology today should have lead you guys to make a better product. Maybe Nest gen 4? Improvement is WAY over due.

  34. thewirah1

    October 9, 2018 at 12:52 am

    That was useful.

  35. Jason Guo

    October 10, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    My house has two thermostats for controlling temperatures for upstairs and downstairs. Will I need to purchase two separate Nests to control upstairs and downstairs, or just one to control both?

  36. clark gochenour

    October 16, 2018 at 1:38 am

    Nest can’t tell me ? I have two story house with thermo upstairs and another on main floor…. I have the wiring on main floor that goes to AC/Furnace… I have another set of two wires that need connected somewhere to Nest… I suspect these two wires goes to upstairs thermo ? So both are not calling for heat or cooling at same time..

  37. Sharon Guir

    October 19, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    Do you need 2 nest units if your home has 2 zones or can 1 nest unit control both zones?

  38. fabrixx2

    October 19, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    You need a 220 power or batteries?

  39. rentaspoon

    October 30, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    Pretty sure the old red wire was on rc not rh

  40. Darren Bruce

    November 1, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    Where can I buy just the round back part where you connect the wires to? We have used the usb plug thus far and dont know where the original box/other items are. Thansk

  41. Dan Stromstad

    November 11, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    I have a wire designated E and there is no place for an E on the Nest. What do I do?

  42. Dan Stromstad

    November 11, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    I have installed all the wires properly and turned the power back on and nothing happens. Black screen.

  43. bete bet

    November 17, 2018 at 7:39 am

    these units are stupid: they dont allow basic access from a computer or web browser, have no built in http access and require a subscription, a SMARTPHONE, or central server at Honeywell or NEst or who ever makes it and they spy on you. Just buy a direct IP theremostat like this one.

  44. Rob L.

    November 22, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    If your existing setup doesn’t include a C wire, good luck. You’re in for a world of frustration. 😉

  45. WebDev

    November 23, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    Not to be nit picky but it would be better if there was a "W" and "Y" sticker to match the W and Y screws instead of W1 and Y1, just makes it more clear in my opinion

  46. Gregorio Muñoz

    November 26, 2018 at 11:38 pm

    This thermostat has serious issues as you can see on the Nest Forum. If you are planning to buy go and read all the problems:

  47. James Faivre

    November 29, 2018 at 3:18 am

  48. Pablo Esco

    December 3, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    Why is a red light blinking on my nest thermostat?

  49. Linda Boucher

    December 8, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    I noticed that on my original thermostat, there are TWO wires connecting to RH. Is that correct? What do I do when I switch to the Nest?

  50. Jaap Van der Horst

    December 9, 2018 at 10:25 am

    No screwdriver anymore in the kit.

  51. mehran arabpour

    December 11, 2018 at 3:01 am

    I have near 12 wires some of them don’t have corresponding attachment point, any idea what I should do?

  52. Robbin Hood

    December 11, 2018 at 5:15 am

    HELP! I opened my nest and only 3 wires are connected – one is just hanging there (the white one?) is this correct? Or is it suppose to be connected to something ?! Trying to figure out which one but having no help….

  53. NoTengoIlusiones

    December 18, 2018 at 11:13 am

    Don't understand this design. It's absolutely a design flaw having a very complex configuration in the device itself. Fancy display, to much color,… A simple, elegant design with 2 or 3 info is more than enough. Then INVEST in the APP!! I'm away, or confortably in the sofa doing my configs instead of infinite minutes staring to a circle. Bah.

  54. jehuty47

    December 19, 2018 at 12:05 am

    Maybe I just got the short end of the stick on this. First they send me a damaged one. After they send the new one it only works for 5 min, Then the stupid thing just keep telling you Code E74. The customer service is useless they basically just tell you to go through the troubleshooting again(why don’t you try disconnect the Y1 and insert Rh again?) in the end they will just ask you to call the local are for a nest pro. But keep in mind, you have to pay for it yourself even our thermostat is the problem. Very frustrated……..very disappointing with their services. Best part is, after wasting 45 minute on the phone with these people. They will tell you if you want your money back you have to call where you bought it from. Nightmare experience is a understatement for this.

  55. gamal zahran

    January 3, 2019 at 7:50 am

    it works on 12 volts D C

  56. Why It?

    January 6, 2019 at 12:42 am

    Install was pretty easy, works to spec (in the short run.) The hardest part is having to matching the 20 year old paint, which I am going to call 'Navajo dirt floor' for demonstration purposes. I sure hope that this thing lasts.

  57. Minou Jss

    January 16, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    get yours now

  58. Tim Bonham

    January 17, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    I have Myson control panel for my heating and hot water with timer program ability directly below my boiler but its simple on or off with no thermostat ability. This is linked to a separate thermostat in the hall. Watching the above video it looks like this replaces my control panel, but then what do I do with the thermostat in the hall? Thanks!

  59. Justin Barratt

    January 24, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    A level built within the back-plate? An included screw driver? Wow! The nest product is astonishingly overly engineered to the point of being daft.

  60. HardCore Racer

    January 28, 2019 at 3:26 am

    Doesn’t the red wire go into the Rc terminal? And not the Rh

  61. dreb2g

    January 28, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    Does turning off the power to the heating and cooling system, mean just the power for the wires to the thermostat or the power to the thermostat and the AC/Furnace?

  62. Lain cribb

    January 28, 2019 at 10:59 pm

    Can someone help me.
    I want to install the dial in my hallway on the wall but the link installed on my boiler.
    Is this possible

  63. Curt Smith

    January 29, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    If you just have a Red wire, hook it to either Rh or Rc, doesn't mater… Unlike most thermostats, the Nest Learning Thermostat does not require a jumper wire between Rh and Rc. Nest knows that if you've got heating and cooling, and just one R wire, the power source is shared between them. … Nest Thermostat connectors are built so that only one wire can be inserted per connector.

  64. Mattjammar

    February 3, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    Worst thing nest has done is convince everyone that installing your own thermostat is simple to do by yourself. 2nd worst thing they've done (especially in this video) is show the thermostat running without the "C" wire. While yes it can work, it can also make the system perform erratically (blower/inducer motors turning on and off rapidly). This can cause excess wear and tear and will drastically reduce the life expectancy of your systems components.
    If you have no idea what a "c" wire does, and/or you don't have one; do not install this thermostat by yourself!

  65. Teena Austin

    February 4, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    Great video. This old lady did it in 15 minutes.

  66. Andrey K.

    March 9, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    Good guide, was a bit worried about red wire, there was a fork RC RH or w/e they called. Tossed fork away, put red into RH just like in the video. Yellow green and white were a breeze. It’s all worked out like a charm. I really like this thermostat. Got it for about $200 from amazon on sale and there is no stupid subscription for this item. And it works with my HUE lights system. GREAT PRODUCT, I highly recommend and thank you Nest Labs for this detailed guide. ❤️

  67. Ixionos

    March 12, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    I just had my Nest thermostat installed a couple of days ago and my house is cooling like there's no tomorrow. This is great as I live in Southwest Florida. I love it!

  68. R Bo

    March 13, 2019 at 6:27 pm


  69. Jim Long

    March 14, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    A common line or should I say a fifth Line maybe needed. The line to be stripped & connected on both the nest and furnace well.

  70. zach Gibson

    March 24, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    Liked subscribed and rang the bell. Love your videos!

  71. deadpool2369

    April 7, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    Hello I have a ritetemp thermostat 8050 my wires are blue is C. RC & RH are jumped white is O. green is G but here’s the question the yellow wire is jumped from W & Y I did hook it up to Y is that right. The thermostat I tried had heat only It’s a Goodman heat pump. Wish I could post a picture of the wires.

  72. Ron Manizza

    April 9, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    If I lose power will I have to reset the unit?

  73. Bret Harris

    May 4, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    These are the worst instructions ever. They do not explain anything and there are no instructions in the box. This is a disaster.

  74. Big Chris

    May 28, 2019 at 8:57 am

    Does this come with Google's complimentary spying device?

  75. Ethel Norris

    May 29, 2019 at 5:17 am

    Be sure to read honest and real reviews of Nest Learning on my blog before you buy. Go to gohonestreviews. com/nest-learning-review/ Thanks, Morlee.

  76. DSG Fan

    May 30, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    If my thermostat has three wires, how can I install Nest Learning Thermostat 2nd generation?

  77. Calvin Brady

    May 30, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    Honeywell T9 is way better and supports remote motion-detector room sensors.

  78. Ami du Canada

    June 2, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    I just installed mine. While impressed with the gadgets and whistles…..I am very disappointed that you cannot run the fan with the thermostat off. Every HVAC guy I have spoken with stresses running the fan all year round, especially in the Summer. It eliminates the high fluctuations in heating and cooling and causing the furnace and Central AC to kick on less. I even use it on days where it is cool but humid and I keep the windows closed and just run the fan and it stays cool and not stuffy. You really need to address this.

  79. jef

    June 3, 2019 at 4:25 am

    Yo I'm so irrationally excited to get mine. Just checked compatibility and bought a 3rd Gen with a $50 discount. So hyped, idk why.

  80. happyhappyjoyjoy9999

    June 14, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    I bought one of these, and the first month it was in place my bill soared from 450 dollars to more than 1250 dollars. I called, and they said, "that happens sometimes." They told me how to turn off the "smart" features of the thermostat, and I paid my insane electric bill. I later found out my kids were coming home from school and cranking the ac down in the heat of summer when nobody was home, so that's what it started doing. Can't blame the company for that, but oh my goodness was that a sad discovery. It doesn't seem to shut off reliably when the temperature is reached (it gets way chilly) as well. Can't say I recommend this product because now it's just a pretty thermostat. There needs to be a warning on the box.

  81. JC H

    June 16, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    Why am i watching this i don't even have a nest

  82. aware24

    June 23, 2019 at 1:26 pm

    They didn’t show how painful it was to put in an extremely long Wi-Fi password.

  83. Dane Wilcher

    June 27, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    I'm assuming if you have a thermostat for upstairs and another for downstairs you will need 2 nests, correct?

  84. mrfudd13

    July 1, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    None of the instructions I've seen so far have mentioned if you can use the Nest with an old, low voltage 2-wire system. The thermostat I am trying to replace is an old mercury switch unit with 2 wires only. Will this work?

  85. Aidan CP Rail

    July 2, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    My dad has one

  86. Warwagon

    July 3, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    The rating of that app they showed at 4:58 in the google play store made me laugh out loud.

  87. Larry Gerthoffer

    July 4, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    The part of the video that explains the heating/cooling system disconnect at the electrical panel is misleading and incomplete.
    Most forced air systems and hydroponic ( hot water) systems will have a 15 or 20 amp single pole ( space ) circuit breaker or fuse. The video shows as its example a two pole 30 amp circuit breaker as may be used in geothermal heat pump or air to air heat pump

  88. Andriy Atomick

    July 5, 2019 at 3:03 am


  89. Mr. gamer-man 64

    July 14, 2019 at 9:09 am

    I have that exact thermostat that you removed in the video!

  90. oldkid6

    July 21, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    This looks easy but I keep thinking I'm going to screw it up.

  91. Joseph M

    July 28, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    Very helpful thanks 👍🏻


    August 30, 2019 at 8:27 pm

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  93. Wanda Elliott

    September 10, 2019 at 4:19 am

    Does the 1/2 moon sticker at the bottom of the 3rd generation nest thermostat come off?

  94. carlito benny blonco

    September 28, 2019 at 2:42 am

    Little help please. My old thermostat has three wires Red-RC; White-Y; Green-G.
    Do I have all that I need to install it, the wires?!
    Much appreciated

  95. John Contos

    October 13, 2019 at 12:50 am

    What a sweet thermostat! Control it with your phone, what’ll they think up next.

  96. Shannon Pedersen

    October 24, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    Installed with no problem after watching this, and I have zero electrician experience. Thank you!

  97. DéLay LéMor

    October 30, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    Thanks! Do you need to insert batteries into the Nest Thermostat?

  98. Hashim Iqbal

    October 31, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    I have nest but with the charging base. Why do I not have this??

  99. mcheartw

    November 4, 2019 at 1:59 am

    What will happen if WiFi is down?

  100. gabriele tedeschi

    November 6, 2019 at 12:14 am

    "Ir Mazzei" brought me here

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