The Nest thermostat is one of the best-selling smart thermostats on the market today. And for good reason. It picks up on your temperature preferences and creates an energy-efficient schedule to match. And through geofencing with your phone, the Nest Learning Thermostat and Nest E know when you’re at your residence or away and can change temperatures to help you save even more.
The Nest is compatible with a full range of 24-volt heating and cooling systems, but it’s always a good idea to visit the Nest thermostat compatibility checker before installing one. Don’t forget to check with your energy provider for valuable rebates, as you could be able to get a Nest for free or close to it.
Once you’ve checked it’s compatible, you can either install it without help or contact a HVAC pro like Speedy Air Conditioning. If you’re wiring it without help, you’ll notice 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 problem because the thermostat can draw ample power from other heating and cooling wires.
In some instances, your heating and cooling system might require that C-wire. And here’s why.
Why Your Nest Keeps Losing Power and Other Issues
The Google Nest Thermostat is a step up from aging programmable thermostats that have a combination of wiring and AA batteries for power. It has 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 get adequate power, Nest says you may encounter some of these troubles:
- Bad battery life.
- Thermostat motion sensing is disabled.
- Your thermostat sometimes disconnects from Wi-Fi.
- Your system abruptly turns on or off, or won’t turn off.
- Your system is producing weird noises, including chattering, stuttering, clicking or thumping.
- Heating or cooling is short cycling, or constantly 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 always running, won’t run or turns off and on rapidly in a short period of time.
You might think something is up with your heating and cooling system, but if you just installed the Nest, we advise you begin with your thermostat right away. This is especially pertinent if the weather is mild, and you haven’t been using your heat or air conditioning consistently.
Our Professionals Can Fix Nest Thermostat Troubles
If you’ve attempted Nest thermostat troubleshooting on your own but can’t fix the problem, a smart thermostat pro including one from Speedy Air Conditioning can support you. We can pinpoint the malfunction and put in a C-wire, if needed.
Smart thermostats such as the Nest are created to make your life more convenient, with automatic energy-efficient programming and the option to monitor temps while you’re out. It’s an annoying experience when yours won’t work like it should, but our heating and cooling experts at Speedy Air Conditioning can resolve the issue fast.
If you’re going through strange heating and cooling behavior with your new Nest, reach out to us at to book your appointment today.