Installing Your Nest Learning ThermostatTM

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

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 Do the Installation for You

Rather have Nest install it for you? No problem. A Nest Certified Professional 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 WiFi 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 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.