Nest Thermostat: Ease of Install
I finally got around to installing my Nest Thermostat over the weekend. It is about 24 hours since I have started using it so I cannot speak to how well it learns and automates the air-conditioning at my home.
The setup process of the Nest – was a breeze. From unboxing to having it on my call up & running was less than half an hour. It is obvious that a ton of thought, effort and development has been put into the ease of install. There are three things that stood out as a part of the install process:
- Inclusion of screwdriver as a part of the package – very nice to hold, and custom.
- A built-in bubble level to ensure a horizontal or straight install
- And a base plate that fit perfectly to cover up the mess left after the removal of the old thermostat.
The thermostat feels like a large hockey puck. And the outside of the Nest is actually like a dial – you can rotate it for navigating through menus in setup or for entering information during WiFi setup or to dial up/down the target temperature.
I had tried installing a Trane and a Radio CT30 thermostat but unfortunately did not have a C wire. The Nest has an interesting design that can be installed without the need for a C wire.
Nest Thermostat on Flickr: