The Nest thermostat is one of the top-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 using geofencing with your phone, the Nest Learning Thermostat and Nest E realize when you’re at your residence or away and can adjust settings 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 good idea to visit the Nest thermostat compatibility checker before installing 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 contact a HVAC professional like Pepper AC & Htg Inc. If you’re wiring it without help, you’ll notice 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 problem because the thermostat can get 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The Google Nest Thermostat is a step up from outdated programmable thermostats that have a combination of wiring and AA batteries for power. It has a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and wiring to link to Wi-Fi, power its digital display and operate your heating and cooling system.
8 Common Nest Thermostat Malfunctions
If it can’t get enough juice, Nest says you might experience some of these troubles:
- Bad battery life.
- Thermostat motion sensing won’t operate.
- Your thermostat occasionally disconnects from Wi-Fi.
- Your system suddenly turns on or off, or won’t shut off.
- Your system is making weird noises, such as 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 message on your Nest thermostat’s screen, along the lines of “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 begin with your thermostat right away. This is especially timely if the weather is temperate, and you haven’t been using your heat or air conditioning frequently.
Our Pros Can Resolve Nest Thermostat Problems
If you’ve tried Nest thermostat troubleshooting by yourself but can’t solve the problem, a smart thermostat specialist such as one from Pepper AC & Htg Inc can assist you. We can identify the malfunction and install a C-wire, if necessary.
Smart thermostats such as the Nest are created to make your life simpler, by automatic energy-efficient programming and the ability to check temps while you’re out. It’s a time-consuming experience when yours won’t run properly, but our heating and cooling pros at Pepper AC & Htg Inc can take care of the trouble quickly.
If you’re running into strange heating and cooling behavior with your new Nest, call us at 940-202-1184 to schedule your appointment right away.