The Nest thermostat is one of the most popular smart thermostats you can buy. And for good reason. It figures out your temperature preferences and makes an energy-efficient schedule to match. And using geofencing with your phone, the Nest Learning Thermostat and Nest E are aware of when you’re at your house or gone and can raise and lower temps to help you save even more.
The Nest can be used with a vast range of 24-volt heating and cooling systems, but it’s always a wise idea to check the Nest thermostat compatibility checker before purchasing one. Don’t forget to contact your energy provider for valuable rebates, as 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 without help or call a HVAC specialist like Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. If you’re installing it on your own, you’ll spot a terminal for the C-wire, or common wire. This wire is only used for powering your thermostat. If your home 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 because the thermostat can pull enough power from other heating and cooling wires.
In some instances, your heating and cooling system may need that C-wire. And here’s why.
Why Your Nest Keeps Losing Power and Other Malfunctions
The Google Nest Thermostat is better than outdated programmable thermostats that have a combination of wiring and AA batteries for power.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 operate your heating and cooling system.
8 Common Nest Thermostat Issues
If it can’t draw ample power, Nest says you might run into some of these issues:
- Poor battery life.
- Thermostat motion sensing is disabled.
- Your thermostat every now and then disconnects from Wi-Fi.
- Your system suddenly turns on or off, or won’t shut off.
- Your system is making 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 notification on your Nest thermostat’s screen, such as “heating is delayed for 2:30 minutes.”
- The system fan is constantly on, won’t turn on 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 begin with your thermostat first. This is especially timely if the weather is moderate, and you haven’t been running your heat or air conditioning frequently.
Our Professionals Can Resolve Nest Thermostat Issues
If you’ve attempted Nest thermostat troubleshooting without help but can’t fix the issue, a smart thermostat pro like one from Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc can support you. We can identify the malfunction and install a C-wire, if necessary.
Smart thermostats like the Nest are made to make your life more convenient, through automatic energy-efficient programming and the opportunity to monitor settings while you’re away from home. It’s a frustrating experience when yours won’t run like it should, but our heating and cooling specialists at Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc can fix the issue fast.
If you’re running into unexplained heating and cooling behavior with your new Nest, give us a call at 251-471-2674 to book your appointment today.