Does nest work with Cadet heaters?

Asked By: Medardo Whittaker | Last Updated: 8th February, 2020
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Technically it is possible to use a smart thermostat such as the Nest with electric baseboard or wall heaters, but we no longer recommend it.

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Then, does nest work with electric heaters?

There are a lot of homes that have electric heating only, but the Nest Learning Thermostat isn't designed to control these and is built to work with hot water systems only. Thanks to this device, it's possible to get your Nest to control an electric radiator, or an entire electric heating system.

Additionally, can you use a Nest thermostat with radiators? Google Nest Thermostat works together with your existing radiator valves to help you stay comfortable and save energy. Once you've adjusted your radiator valves to your liking, you'll use your Nest Thermostat to control the temperature - so you won't have to adjust your valves often.

Also to know, will a Nest thermostat work with a wall heater?

If you have one of the system types below, it won't work with a Nest thermostat. Millivolt systems are typically wall heaters or floor heaters and use electricity or natural gas. These systems use much less electricity than low voltage systems and can't deliver the right amount of power to Nest thermostats.

What kind of thermostat do I need for baseboard heater?

Make sure you buy a high-voltage thermostat designed for electric baseboard heat. Thermostats for electric-baseboard heaters operate at the same voltage as the heater—usually 240 volts. Low-voltage thermostats designed for gas, oil, or heat pumps won't work and are extremely dangerous on a high-voltage system.

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Can I use a Nest thermostat with only 2 wires?

The Nest Thermostat is compatible with 2 wire low voltage HVAC systems that are either heat only systems or cooling only systems.

Can you install Nest yourself?

It's easy to install a Nest thermostat yourself on most systems. But if you'd like some help, you can have a Nest Pro install your thermostat. After they've installed your Nest thermostat, they can give you a demo and answer any questions you have.

Can I use a Nest thermostat with baseboard heaters?

Technically it is possible to use a smart thermostat such as the Nest with electric baseboard or wall heaters, but we no longer recommend it.

Can you put a thermostat on a baseboard heater?

The thermostat can be mounted directly on the heater itself, or it can be mounted on the wall so that the circuit wiring passes through the thermostat first on the way to the baseboard heater. A new line-voltage thermostat will need to be connected as part of the installation of the new baseboard heater.

Does nest work with low voltage?


While the Nest learning thermostat does not work well with line voltage or millivolt systems, it works almost exclusively with low voltage 24-volt systems. However, there are exceptions, including the fact that Nest won't work with low voltage heating and air systems that have uncommon or incompatible wires.

Can I use a line voltage thermostat for low voltage?

Line voltage thermostats are typically used for radiant, convection or resistance heaters that are powered by electricity. Line-voltage thermostats typically have two or four wires coming out of the back of them, which are much larger than the wires you'll see on low-voltage thermostats.

How many Nest thermostats do I need?

You can have up to six Temperature Sensors in the same house running from the same Nest Thermostat. If you do have multiple Nest Thermostats in one home, that means you can have 18 Temperature Sensors.

Will a smart thermostat work in my home?

The devices most commonly called “smart thermostats”, such as thermostats from Nest, Ecobee, Honeywell, etc., are only compatible with “low voltage” 24v HVAC systems. You should be certain that your HVAC is compatible before you try to hook up a smart thermostat.

What is the difference between nest and nest E?

The Nest Thermostat has a full-color display and a feature called Farsight that will show you the time, weather, or temperature from across the room. The Nest Thermostat E has a frosted display that only shows the indoor temperature. The Nest Thermostat works with 95 percent of homes.

Where do you connect the C wire on a boiler?


To get a C wire to one or more of the thermostats, you'll simply run a wire from the other side of the transformer on the wall. The original wire from the transformer should be connected to the R terminal on the thermostat, while the new C wire should be connected to the C terminal on the new thermostat.

How does Nest Thermostat get power?

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Without a C-wire, the Nest gets its power from your heating or cooling system… assuming it's running. When it's not running, the Nest still needs to get power. The Nest will “pulse” the heat wire, turning on the furnace to pull a bit of power to keep itself going.

How do you remove a Nest thermostat from the wall?

  1. Before disassembling your Nest Thermostat, be sure that your HVAC system is powered off.
  2. Grasp the display's metal outer ring with your fingers and pull directly away from the wall, leaving the base behind.

Does Nest thermostat work with 2 stage furnace?

Best answer: Yes. The third-generation Nest Learning Thermostat supports up to three stages of heating and two stages of cooling for most homes.

Can you put thermostats on all radiators?

You should have thermostatic radiator valves (TRVs) on all radiators but not in the same area as a wall thermostat, it is possible that this room may never get warm enough to turn the boiler off via the wall thermostat if the temperature in this area is being controlled independently by a TRV.

Does Nest thermostat work with hot water heat?


The 3rd gen Nest Thermostat can control your domestic hot water as well as your heating. If your current thermostat controls both your heating and your hot water, you can simply have a 3rd gen Nest Learning Thermostat installed. There's no need to install a separate hot water programmer.

How do you control individual radiators?

The easiest way to take control of your heating and provide room by room control is to screw-fit a Lightwave Radiator valve (LW922) to your radiator. These devices link directly to the LightwaveRF App, and allow you to monitor, schedule and control each individual radiator independently.

Can you use a smart thermostat with a boiler?

Wireless/WiFiBoiler Thermostats
If you're looking for an affordable modern thermostat, then WiFi enabled boiler thermostats are a good choice. Just like smart thermostats for boilers, these WiFi enabled models are good to use as a gas boiler thermostat or as an oil boiler thermostat.