Originally Posted by Mojodmonky1
so i've been thinking of swapping out my thermostats for nest thermostats but now yall got me spooked. i thought its plug and play? what would an HVAC specialist do different that I cant do?
the thermostats that came with my place are either broken and/or possessed. I will set it to 74 and then the damn thing will go on turbo mode turning the house into a freezer. when i get up to check it it will be at 69 and still blowing. My damn electricity bill is up 60% year or year ever since my thermostat started acting crazy. Hopefully the nest (or any new therrmostat) can fix it. I was just drawn to the nest because I just got a new Harmony remote for my home entertainment setup and saw that you can also control smart thermostats with the app.
Man it is really a simple process not hard to do at all. I will say this before going out and buying a new thermostat look at the wires on your current thermostat. Check to see if your current thermostat is using a C wire (known a Common wire this powers the thermostat) it will be labeled C inside of the thermostat.
If your current thermostat is using C it will be a very easy process, if it isn't using C I would call an HVAC unless you are comfortable performing the task yourself.
I had to strip and connect my C wire in my furnace and at the thermostat , because the old thermostat did not use the C it was being powered off of batteries.
(picture was taken before I realized there was no wire hooked up to my furnace's panel. My C wire is actually blue not black)
I would suggest watching a few installation videos on YouTube before doing it yourself. Took me about 3 hours because I had to understand and figure out why the thermostat wouldn't turn on
. The companies have a technical support number to call if you need help. I had never done anything electrical related before this, it helped me set up my ceiling fan afterwards too.Edited by BeezyGotSole - 10/8/15 at 2:48pm