Forum Thread

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

472 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.



Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Dec 2008
L10: Grand Master
6,210 Posts
2,451 Reputation
Probably, but it may always be nagging you to connect to the internet making the aesthetics less desirable...

You might try reading the manual:
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Why do conservative politicians oppose conservation?

"If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it" -Joseph Goebbels
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Aug 2005
L10: Grand Master
14,347 Posts
5,375 Reputation
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.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Vague questions receive vague answers . . . . . .
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Jul 2003
3,899 Posts
659 Reputation
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 [], 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.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Earth 1st! We'll mine the other planets later. Biker

Did you know?

If it can't be grown its gotta be mined

The best meal I ever ate was Spotted Owl fried in Exxon Oil! Yumshake head

Expand your horizons. Explore something new. Get a RasberryPi and learn something.
Page 1 of 1
Join the Conversation
Add a Comment
Copyright 1999 - 2019. Slickdeals, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Copyright / Infringement Policy  •  Privacy Policy  •  Terms of Service  •  Acceptable Use Policy (Rules)  •  Interest-Based Ads
Link Copied to Clipboard