The Nest thermostat is one of the most popular smart thermostats you can buy. And for good reason. It picks up on your temperature preferences and creates an energy-efficient schedule to match. And using geofencing with your phone, the Nest Learning Thermostat and Nest E realize when you’re at your house or away and can change settings to help you save even more.
The Nest works with a vast range of 24-volt heating and cooling systems, but it’s always a good idea to check the Nest thermostat compatibility checker before installing one. Don’t forget to contact your energy provider for valuable rebates, because you might 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 pro like Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. If you’re putting it in on your own, you’ll see a terminal for the C-wire, or common wire. This wire is just used for powering your thermostat. If your house or HVAC system is older, you might not have one of these wires. In the majority of cases, Nest says this isn’t a setback since the thermostat can pull adequate power from other heating and cooling wires.
In some cases, your heating and cooling system could have to have that C-wire. And here’s why.
Why Your Nest Keeps Losing Power and Other Problems
The Google Nest Thermostat is better than older programmable thermostats that rely on a combination of wiring and AA batteries for power. It uses a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and wiring to connect to Wi-Fi, power its digital display and turn on your heating and cooling system.
8 Common Nest Thermostat Problems
If it can’t receive adequate juice, Nest says you might encounter some of these problems:
- Poor battery life.
- Thermostat motion sensing won’t operate.
- Your thermostat sometimes disconnects from Wi-Fi.
- Your system abruptly turns on or off, or won’t stop running.
- Your system is making weird noises, like 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 notice on your Nest thermostat’s screen, like “heating is delayed for 2:30 minutes.”
- The system fan is constantly working, won’t switch on or turns off and on frequently in a short period of time.
You could believe something is wrong with your heating and cooling system, but if you just installed the Nest, we advise you start with your thermostat initially. This is especially pertinent if the weather is moderate, and you haven’t been running your heat or air conditioning much.
Our Pros Can Fix Nest Thermostat Troubles
If you’ve attempted Nest thermostat troubleshooting without help but can’t solve the problem, a smart thermostat specialist such as one from Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc can support you. We can identify the problem and put in a C-wire, if needed.
Smart thermostats including the Nest are designed to make your life more convenient, with automatic energy-efficient programming and the ability to monitor settings while you’re on the go. It’s a time-consuming experience when yours won’t work correctly, but our heating and cooling specialists at Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc can fix the issue fast.
If you’re running into atypical heating and cooling behavior with your new Nest, give us a call at 877-389-2465 to set up your appointment right away.