The Nest thermostat is one of the most popular smart thermostats on the market today. And for good reason. It learns your temperature preferences and creates an energy-efficient schedule to match. And through geofencing with your phone, the Nest Learning Thermostat and Nest E are aware of when you’re at your home or out and about and can change temps 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 wise idea to use the Nest thermostat compatibility checker before purchasing one. Don’t forget to contact your energy company for valuable rebates, as you may 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 Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. If you’re installing it yourself, you’ll notice a terminal for the C-wire, or common wire. This wire is solely 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 an issue as the thermostat can get adequate power from other heating and cooling wires.
In some instances, 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 have a combination of wiring and AA batteries for power. It uses a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and wiring to link to Wi-Fi, power its digital display and turn on your heating and cooling system.
8 Common Nest Thermostat Issues
If it can’t receive ample electricity, Nest says you could run into some of these problems:
- Poor battery life.
- Thermostat motion sensing won’t operate.
- Your thermostat occasionally disconnects from Wi-Fi.
- Your system unexpectedly turns on or off, or won’t stop running.
- Your system is producing odd noises, like 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, such as “heating is delayed for 2:30 minutes.”
- The system fan is constantly running, won’t run or turns off and on frequently in a short period of time.
You might believe something is suspect with your heating and cooling system, but if you just installed the Nest, we advise you start with your thermostat first. This is especially pertinent if the weather is mild, and you haven’t been using your heat or air conditioning frequently.
Our Pros Can Resolve Nest Thermostat Troubles
If you’ve tried Nest thermostat troubleshooting without help but can’t solve the problem, a smart thermostat specialist including one from Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc can assist you. We can determine the issue and install a C-wire, if necessary.
Smart thermostats including the Nest are designed to make your life more convenient, through automatic energy-efficient programming and the opportunity to keep an eye on temps while you’re away from home. It’s a frustrating experience when yours won’t operate like it should, but our heating and cooling experts at Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc can resolve the issue in no time.
If you’re running into strange heating and cooling behavior with your new Nest, call us at 251-471-2674 to book your appointment right away.