Did any of you order the installation offered by amazon? how does that work? do they send you a voucher? or do you arrange through amazon?

asked on November 27, 2016

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Save your money and skip the installation offer. Nest made installation nearly idiot proof. Read their requirement and check that your thermostat meet the requirement. All that entail is you remove your old thermostat, if you don't see a twisted pair or anything that mentioned 110/220 V on the old thermostat, you can use Nest. They provide a YouTube link that you can follow while installing Nest. I got mine done in about 30 min from start to finish, and I'm not a savvy electrician type.
love2dive
· November 3, 2017
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I've been an HVAC mechanic for 22 years. It's very simple. Red wire goes on R, white wire goes on W, green wire goes on G, yellow wire goes on Y, orange wire if you have one goes on O, Black is the common wire for power and goes on C. Sometimes blue is used for common instead of black. Check the old one and see which is used. Presto, your done.
Rob
· July 2, 2018
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I was charged $168 from a local company after i attemped to do myself and did not have a c wire and did not have any heat.
Rebeccanbob
· October 27, 2017
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Well, seeing that not a single person actually answered your question and just gave opinions as to what you should do here is some information directly from Amazon's 'expert installation' product page:
1. Get free price estimates from pros, and book the one that’s right for you.
Pros are required to offer the same pr… see more
Well, seeing that not a single person actually answered your question and just gave opinions as to what you should do here is some information directly from Amazon's 'expert installation' product page:
1. Get free price estimates from pros, and book the one that’s right for you.
Pros are required to offer the same price on Amazon as they do if you called them directly.
2. After the service is complete, Amazon will charge the card you have on file.
It appears that once you purchase the product with the installation you are put in contact with a local contractor who will do the work. Once the work is complete to your satisfaction Amazon will charge you for the service. It doesn't appear that you will be billed directly from the local contractor.
Hope this helps. see less
Well, seeing that not a single person actually answered your question and just gave opinions as to what you should do here is some information directly from Amazon's 'expert installation' product page:
1. Get free price estimates from pros, and book the one that’s right for you.
Pros are required to offer the same price on Amazon as they do if you called them directly.
2. After the service is complete, Amazon will charge the card you have on file.
It appears that once you purchase the product with the installation you are put in contact with a local contractor who will do the work. Once the work is complete to your satisfaction Amazon will charge you for the service. It doesn't appear that you will be billed directly from the local contractor.
Hope this helps.

Jack Ruby Built The Pyramids
· December 5, 2017
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The thermostat is incredibly easy to install IF you have a common wire. Nest claims you don't need one but many people experience issues with short cycling if the thermostat doesn't have constant power from a "C" or common wire. Many people likely have a spare wire already in the wall behind their thermostat that just needs connected to the furnace. It's really no more difficult than wiring speakers of this is the case, but could be more intimidating for an inexperienced person.

In situations like this the pro-install may be worth it IF it includes the cost of running a C wire.

dsub
· July 16, 2017
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It took me about 5 minutes.,..it is very simple.
Married Lady
· December 24, 2017
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I had the professional installation and was glad I did. Old wires without clear labels made it really hard. He was in and out in and hour and everything works great. Worth the money for sure.
MountainGirl
· January 25, 2018
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No I installed it my self not much to it
Jan whipple
· August 6, 2018
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amazon installer was terrible sent young kid that didnt speak english did not know what he was doing call boss 5 times spent 2 hours doing a 10 minute job
VINCENT
· January 26, 2018
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This is not an answer but a question. The colors of my wires are yellow, green, orange, red and blue. It doesn't seem to me as straightforward to install since the colors on the video are different.
Andrelto
· May 15, 2018
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