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Nest Thermostat-- can it be setup as a regular ole dumb thermostat without wifi?

457 62 March 22, 2017 at 04:34 PM
I tried googling to get a clear answer without success. So asking here. I just like the aesthetics/looks/display/ergonomics of the Nest thermostat but am not interested in its learning features, nor am i interested in any feature provided via wifi. Also, I want to set it up for temperature-setting on a schedule without ever hooking it up to wifi. Is it doable? For the 3rd gen model. TIA.

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Probably, but it may always be nagging you to connect to the internet making the aesthetics less desirable...

You might try reading the manual:
https://nest.com/support/article/...thermostat
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Nest is a ton easier to program in the browser then the actual device. Not entirely sure you can even program it on the device itself. I put a nest in my parents house and it died in less then 2 years. If you do some searching around they don't seem to last. Personally I would get something else.
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Yes it can be used as a generic thermostat. Just program it with the same temperature 4 times each day all week long. Go to Nest [nest.com], log on and set it up. However I would recommend installing the old thermostat and selling the Nest on eBay When you sell it make sure you remove your nest account, otherwise the new owner may have trouble getting it registered..

Nest thermostats have an unusually long warranty. Something like 5 years.
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