Are you having problems keeping your Nest Thermostat powered up? Well according to 9to5Google, a Google Nest Power Connector is being offered by Google to help with that. This is good news for anybody who has found themselves struggling to provide enough power to their Nest Thermostats.
Last month Google began selling a $25 accessory to aid in this problem. Now though, the search giant is providing users with a free Nest Power Connector. If you are not sure if your thermostat is having any problems, Google will alert you.
On your device, you will receive a notification that something is wrong with your Nest Thermostat. Google will also alert you through the mobile app, and over email. The company is making sure that you know you are having an issue.
For the email, you should look for a subject line that starts with “Your Nest thermostat needs more power.” If you see an email with that then you should check it out as soon as possible. Within the email, it will tell you to “properly power your thermostat with a C-wire or Google Nest Power Connector.”
The free Google Nest Power Connector will help properly power your Nest Thermostat
Now, within that email is a link which will take users to the Google Store. There will be a promotional code that users can enter to get their free Google Nest Power Connector. Make sure you act quickly though. The free offer is only available while supplies last, or until July 7, 2021.
Here is what the email says:
“To properly power your thermostat, you can install a C-wire or get a Google Nest Power Connector, which is available for free until July 7, 2021, or while supplies last. This offer is non-transferable and we may verify your account or thermostat details to process the request.”
One thing to note is that this offer is only available for U.S. and Canadian users. So for users elsewhere, you will have to pay for your power connector.
However, Google does point out that this a more affordable alternative to “hiring an electrician to install a new C wire through walls.” Thankfully, everything you need to set up your power connector is in the kit.
This includes an instruction booklet with diagrams for various cooling and heating configurations. It is good that Google is providing users with a free alternative to having to hire an electrician. Unfortunately, users outside the U.S. or Canada will have to purchase the power connector. But, as mentioned it will still be cheaper than hiring an electrician.
The Nest Power Connector works with the 3rd-gen Nest Learning Thermostat, Thermostat E, and the new Nest Thermostat which cost $129.