on the Heat Link enables manual control when all else fails. Once thats done and theyre connected, youre ready to start setting up your Nest or ifttt integrations. This works well and saves on heating an empty house. This doesnt make full use of the power this device offers. Observations, a green leaf is displayed when youve chosen a temperature thats energy efficient based on the current weather, which helps save you money. Nest Owners Not Exempt The popular Nest thermostat claims to work without a C-wire, there are some caveats. . In just a week of using it, we cut our energy consumption in half. I cant see any downsides compared to similarly priced basic schedulers, unless youre worried about the privacy of the internet of things.
Its also the least understood. Someone else removed the old thermostat a long time ago so I don't know what the setup used. They all perform a similar duty, adding learning, remote control and intelligence into the standard scheduling thermostat. Thanks to Auto-Away, the days of remembering to turn down your thermostat before leaving in the morning are long gone. The outside metal ring rotates for selecting options and adjusting the temperature. There are no standards for wire color!