The Nest thermostat is one of the most popular smart thermostats you can get. And for good reason. It learns your temperature preferences and creates an energy-efficient schedule to match. And by geofencing with your phone, the Nest Learning Thermostat and Nest E realize when you’re at your house or gone and can raise and lower temperatures to help you save even more.
The Nest is compatible with a vast range of 24-volt heating and cooling systems, but it’s always a smart idea to use the Nest thermostat compatibility checker before installing one. Don’t forget to contact your energy supplier for valuable rebates, as you could be able to get a Nest for free or close to it.
Once you’ve made sure it’s compatible, you can either wire it without help or call a HVAC specialist like Cooler Tymes LLC. If you’re putting it in on your own, you’ll see a terminal for the C-wire, or common wire. This wire is solely used for powering your thermostat. If your residence or HVAC system is older, you might not have one of these wires. In the majority of cases, Nest says this isn’t an issue since the thermostat can get ample power from other heating and cooling wires.
In some instances, your heating and cooling system could have to have that C-wire. And here’s why.
Why Your Nest Keeps Losing Power and Other Issues
The Google Nest Thermostat is an improvement from aging programmable thermostats that have a combination of wiring and AA batteries for power. It relies on a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and wiring to connect to Wi-Fi, power its digital display and operate your heating and cooling system.
8 Common Nest Thermostat Problems
If it can’t receive enough electricity, Nest says you might encounter some of these troubles:
- Poor battery life.
- Thermostat motion sensing won’t work.
- Your thermostat every now and then disconnects from Wi-Fi.
- Your system abruptly turns on or off, or won’t stop running.
- Your system is creating strange noises, including chattering, stuttering, clicking or thumping.
- Heating or cooling is short cycling, or repeatedly turning on and off in a short period of time.
- There is a delay notification on your Nest thermostat’s screen, such as “heating is delayed for 2:30 minutes.”
- The system fan is always on, won’t switch on or turns off and on repeatedly in a short period of time.
You may worry something is suspect with your heating and cooling system, but if you just installed the Nest, it’s best to check your thermostat right away. This is especially timely if the weather is moderate, and you haven’t been using your heat or air conditioning consistently.
Our Professionals Can Fix Nest Thermostat Problems
If you’ve attempted Nest thermostat troubleshooting by yourself but can’t solve the problem, a smart thermostat pro such as one from Cooler Tymes LLC can provide support. We can narrow down the malfunction and put in a C-wire, if necessary.
Smart thermostats such as the Nest are designed to make your life more convenient, with automatic energy-efficient programming and the option to check settings while you’re on the go. It’s a frustrating experience when yours won’t run correctly, but our heating and cooling pros at Cooler Tymes LLC can fix the trouble fast.
If you’re running into odd heating and cooling behavior with your new Nest, call us at 623-208-6444 to set up your appointment now.