Nest Thermostat Knowledge Center

Now that you've selected the Direct Energy Comfort & Control plan it's time to learn more. The Nest Learning Thermostat™ learns your schedule and programs itself. Teach Nest your schedule and you could save up to 20% on your heating and cooling bills. We've collected a variety of articles, how-to's, blog posts, videos, and additional resources so that your Nest Thermostat can start working for you!






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Nest Technical Specs
Nest Learning Thermostat Technical Specs


Stainless steel


  • 24-bit color LCD
  • 480 x 480 resolution at 229 pixel per inch (PPI)
  • 2.08 in (5.3 cm) diameter


  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Dutch


The Nest Learning Thermostat works with 95% of 24V heating and cooling systems, including gas, electric, forced air, heat pump, radiant, oil, hot water, solar and geothermal.

  • Heating: 1,2, and 3 stages (W1, W2, W3)
  • Cooling: 1 and 2 stages (Y1, Y2)
  • Heat pump: with auxiliary and emergency heat (O/B, AUX, E)
  • Humidifier or dehumidifier (HUM, DEHUM)
  • Fan (G)
  • Power (C, RH, RC)


  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Near-field activity
  • Far-field activity
  • Ambient light


  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n @ 2.4GHz, 5GHz
  • 802.15.4 @ 2.4GHz
  • Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)

Size and weight


  • Mass: 7.25 oz (205.4 g)
  • Diameter: 3.3 in (8.4 cm)
  • Height: 1.06 in (2.69 cm)
  • Mass: 1.35 oz (38.3 g)
  • Diameter: 3 in (7.6 cm)
  • Height: 0.42 in (1.1 cm)
  • Mass: 8.6 oz (243.7 g)
  • Diameter: 3.3 in (8.4 cm)
  • Height: 1.21 in (3.08 cm)


Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery


Less than 1 kWh/month

Remote control

  • Wi-Fi connection with Internet access
  • Nest app on phone or tablet with iOS 8 or later, or Android 4 or later
  • Latest version of Safari, Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer on Mac OS X v10.9 or later and Windows 7 or later


Multi-zone homes You can control up to 20 thermostats per home. They'll work together to save energy and coordinate Auto-Away.

Nest in two homes You can control Nest Thermostat in two locations from one Nest account. Check the temperature in your office and turn up the AC on your way there.


  • 2-year limited warranty. For support, visit
  • Our support team is also available by phone 24/7.

In the box

  • Display
  • Base
  • Optional trim kit
  • Mounting screws and labels
  • Nest screwdriver
  • Installation Guide
  • Welcome Guide
  • Nest Pro installation card

Answering Your Frequently Asked Questions
How do I reduce my energy usage with the Nest Thermostat?

Nest provides you the Nest Leaf on your Nest Thermostat to help you learn how to use energy more effectively in your home so you can reduce your electricity usage. The Nest Leaf appears on the display or in the Nest app when you choose an energy-saving temperature. Nest will personalize the Leaf to your home and schedule. The Leaf will challenge you to choose temperatures that are a little lower or higher than you're used to. Simply setting the thermostat to save one degree can save up to 5% on your heating and cooling bill.

How do I program my Nest Thermostat?

Actually, you don't really program it at all. Once you install Nest and set the thermostat to a setting you like, it begins learning your habits and behaviors. From there, it will automatically adjust usage to match your schedule and habits. While you can continue to manually adjust the temperature, the Nest Learning Thermostat typically takes care of this for you.

Is my HVAC system compatible with the Nest Thermostat?

To learn if your HVAC system is compatible with the Nest Thermostat, we recommend that you use this Compatibility Widget created by Nest.

Can I use multiple Nest Thermostats in my home?

Yes, you can. In fact, we recommend that, if you do have multiple thermostats in your home, all of them be Nest Learning Thermostats so that you maximize your energy efficiency and savings.

Do I need Wi-Fi to use the Nest Thermostat?

The Nest Learning Thermostat doesn't require a Wi-Fi connection to heat and cool your home, but a Wi-Fi connection is recommended if you want to take full advantage of the features available from Nest.

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. Your Nest Learning Thermostat will be shipped to you within 4-6 weeks of the date you start receiving service from Direct Energy.The Nest Thermostat is compatible with most HVAC systems. Check your home's compatibility before enrolling in the plan. If you cancel your Plan early, you must pay a device cost recovery fee of $200 per thermostat. Your cost may be found in your Direct Energy Plan contract, or within Online Account Manager.

* Based on independent studies by Energy Trust of Oregon and Vectren.

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