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 know when you’re at your house or gone and can raise and lower temperatures to help you save even more.
The Nest can be used with a full range of 24-volt heating and cooling systems, but it’s always a wise idea to visit the Nest thermostat compatibility checker before purchasing one. Don’t forget to talk with your energy supplier for valuable rebates, because you may be able to get a Nest for free or close to it.
Once you’ve confirmed it’s compatible, you can either install it yourself or call a HVAC professional like Air Temperature Control. If you’re installing it on your own, you’ll spot a terminal for the C-wire, or common wire. This wire is just used for powering your thermostat. If your home or HVAC system is older, you might not have one of these wires. In most cases, Nest says this isn’t a setback because the thermostat can draw adequate power from other heating and cooling wires.
In some cases, your heating and cooling system may require that C-wire. And here’s why.
Why Your Nest Keeps Losing Power and Other Issues
The Google Nest Thermostat is better than aging programmable thermostats that use a combination of wiring and AA batteries for power. It uses a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and wiring to sync with Wi-Fi, power its digital display and run your heating and cooling system.
8 Common Nest Thermostat Problems
If it can’t get adequate juice, Nest says you might have some of these troubles:
- Poor battery life.
- Thermostat motion sensing is disabled.
- Your thermostat sometimes disconnects from Wi-Fi.
- Your system suddenly turns on or off, or won’t turn off.
- Your system is producing strange noises, such as chattering, stuttering, clicking or thumping.
- Heating or cooling is short cycling, or frequently turning on and off in a short period of time.
- There is a delay notice on your Nest thermostat’s screen, like “heating is delayed for 2:30 minutes.”
- The system fan is continuously running, won’t run or turns off and on frequently in a short period of time.
You may think something is suspect with your heating and cooling system, but if you just installed the Nest, we suggest you check your thermostat right away. This is especially pertinent if the weather is temperate, and you haven’t been running your heat or air conditioning frequently.
Our Professionals Can Resolve Nest Thermostat Troubles
If you’ve gone through Nest thermostat troubleshooting without help but can’t repair the dilemma, a smart thermostat professional like one from Air Temperature Control can support you. We can determine the malfunction and install a C-wire, if needed.
Smart thermostats such as the Nest are made to make your life more convenient, by automatic energy-efficient programming and the opportunity to monitor temperatures while you’re away from home. It’s a frustrating experience when yours won’t work properly, but our heating and cooling specialists at Air Temperature Control can fix the problem in no time.
If you’re running into weird heating and cooling behavior with your new Nest, call us at 478-202-3170 to book your appointment now.