Installing Your Nest Learning ThermostatTM

We know you're excited to get your Learning Nest Thermostat up and working in your home. Thankfully, installing your new Nest is almost as simple as ordering the Comfort and Control energy plan from Direct Energy! Use the directions on this page to get Nest always thinking for your home in a just a few steps.

The Nest Learning Thermostat is very simple to install; however, if you feel you would need someone there to help with installation, Direct Energy can arrange for a certified home service professional to come to your home and perform the installation at a special rate. To have one of our home service agents install your Nest thermostat, you can call 1-877-396-7658 schedule an installer.

VIDEO: Install It Yourself

Watch this quick 4 minute video on how to install your new thermostat yourself with ease. Or, read our detailed instructions below for a simple reference guide while you install.

Will Nest Work in Your Home?

Nest's Compatibility Checker Widget provides you with a checklist for your home's wiring and HVAC system to see if it works with a Nest Learning Thermostat. According to the compatibility checker, Nest works in 95% of homes with low voltage systems.

Nest Compatibility CheckerCheck your home's compatibility

Let Nest Help!

If you're still having trouble installing your new thermostat, Nest provides professional installation! The Nest technician will install your new thermostat properly, recycle your old thermostat, show you how to use your new thermostat, and connect your Nest Learning Thermostat to your home Wi-Fi network.

Nest, Nest Learning Thermostat, Nest Leaf, Airwave, Auto-Away, and the Nest logo are trademarks or service marks of Nest Labs, Inc. You must be a single family homeowner to enroll in the Plan. You will receive the Nest Thermostat within 2 weeks of the date you start receiving electricity and/or natural gas service from Direct Energy. The Nest Thermostat is compatible with most HVAC systems. Check the compatibility of your system here before enrolling in the Plan. If you cancel your Plan early, you must pay a device cost recovery fee of $200 per thermostat.