The Nest thermostat is one of the best-selling smart thermostats on the market today. And for good reason. It figures out your temperature preferences and develops an energy-efficient schedule to match. And by geofencing with your phone, the Nest Learning Thermostat and Nest E realize when you’re at your residence or out and about and can change settings 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 wise idea to check the Nest thermostat compatibility checker before getting one. Don’t forget to contact your energy supplier for valuable rebates, since you could be able to get a Nest for free or close to it.
Once you’ve made sure it’s compatible, you can either hook it up without help or contact a HVAC pro like AW Heating & Air Conditioning. 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 home or HVAC system is older, you might not have one of these wires. Most of the time, Nest says this isn’t a problem since the thermostat can pull ample power from other heating and cooling wires.
In some instances, your heating and cooling system could require that C-wire. And here’s why.
Why Your Nest Keeps Losing Power and Other Issues
The Google Nest Thermostat is better than outdated programmable thermostats that rely on a combination of wiring and AA batteries for power.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 turn on your heating and cooling system.
8 Common Nest Thermostat Problems
If it can’t receive adequate juice, Nest says you could have some of these troubles:
- 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 stop running.
- Your system is creating strange noises, including 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 notification on your Nest thermostat’s screen, along the lines of “heating is delayed for 2:30 minutes.”
- The system fan is always running, won’t turn on or turns off and on frequently in a short period of time.
You may believe something is suspect with your heating and cooling system, but if you just got the Nest, it’s best to check your thermostat initially. This is especially pertinent if the weather is mild, and you haven’t been running your heat or air conditioning consistently.
Our Pros Can Fix Nest Thermostat Troubles
If you’ve gone through Nest thermostat troubleshooting on your own but can’t fix the issue, a smart thermostat pro like one from AW Heating & Air Conditioning can assist you. We can identify the issue and add a C-wire, if needed.
Smart thermostats including the Nest are created to make your life more convenient, through automatic energy-efficient programming and the opportunity to monitor temps while you’re away from home. It’s a time-consuming experience when yours won’t run correctly, but our heating and cooling specialists at AW Heating & Air Conditioning can take care of the trouble in no time.
If you’re going through strange heating and cooling behavior with your new Nest, give us a call at 402-438-7992 to book your appointment today.