How do I program my Nest thermostat?

Nest Thermostat Basics

Nest thermostats don’t have a touch screen. Use it just 
like a normal thermostat, turn the ring up when you want it a little warmer, and turn it down when you want it a little cooler.

  • Press your thermostat ring towards the wall to see more options.
  • Turn the ring to select an option.
  • Press the ring again to confirm your selection

Mobile Access for Nest Thermostat

  • Before you can control your thermostat with your phone, it needs to be connected to your Wi-Fi network and the Nest app. You’ll typically do all this during installation and setup, but if you haven’t already, see How to add your Nest thermostat to the app for detailed instructions.
  • After your Nest thermostat is added to your account in the app, you will see it on the app home screen.
  • If you want other people like your spouse to also have control of your thermostat, invite them to share access to your Nest home with the app.

Thermostat Modes

  • Heat
    • Your system will only heat your home. It won't start cooling unless your Safety Temperatures are reached.
    • Your thermostat will start heating to try to maintain any scheduled temperatures or a temperature that you've manually selected.
  • Cool
    • Your system will only cool your home. It won't start heating unless your Safety Temperatures are reached.
    • Your thermostat will start cooling to try to maintain any scheduled temperatures or a temperature that you've manually selected.
  • Heat-Cool
    • Your system will either heat or cool to try to keep your home within the temperature range you’ve manually set.
    • Your thermostat will automatically switch your system between heating and cooling as needed to meet any scheduled temperatures or a temperature that you've manually selected.
    • Heat•Cool mode is useful for climates that consistently require both heating and cooling in the same day. For example, if you live in a desert climate and require cooling during the day and heating at night.
  • Eco
    • Your system will either heat or cool to try to keep your home within the Eco Temperatures range.
    • Note: The high and low Eco Temperatures were set during thermostat installation, but you can change them at any time.
    • If you manually set your thermostat to Eco or you set your home to Away, it won't follow its temperature schedule. You'll need to switch it to a heating or cooling mode before you can change the temperature.
    • If your thermostat automatically set itself to Eco because you were away, it will automatically return to follow your schedule when it notices that someone has arrived home.
  • Off
    • When your thermostat is set to off, it will only heat or cool to try to maintain your Safety Temperatures. All other heating, cooling, and fan control are disabled.
    • Your system will not turn on to meet any scheduled temperatures, and you won’t be able to manually change the temperature until you switch your thermostat to another mode.

How to switch between Thermostat Modes

 

With the Nest thermostat

  1. Press the thermostat ring to open the Quick View menu.
  2. Select a new mode:
    • Nest Learning Thermostat:
      Turn the ring to Mode Thermostat heat icon and press to select. Then choose a mode and press to activate it. Or select Eco Nest thermostat leaf icon and press to select.
    • Nest Thermostat E: Turn the ring to select a mode.
  3. Press the ring to confirm.

 

With the Nest app

  1. Select the thermostat you’d like to control on the app home screen.
  2. Tap the Mode Thermostat heat icon at the bottom of the screen to bring up the mode menu.
  3. Tap on the new mode for your thermostat.