The Nest thermostat is one of the best-selling smart thermostats you can buy. And for good reason. It learns your temperature preferences and makes 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 out and about and can raise and lower temperatures 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 smart idea to visit the Nest thermostat compatibility checker before installing one. Don’t forget to contact your energy supplier for valuable rebates, because you might 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 hire a HVAC specialist like Evenaire 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 only 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 an issue because the thermostat can get ample power from other heating and cooling wires.
In some cases, your heating and cooling system may need that C-wire. And here’s why.
Why Your Nest Keeps Losing Power and Other Problems
The Google Nest Thermostat is better than older programmable thermostats that have a combination of wiring and AA batteries for power. It relies on a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and wiring to sync with Wi-Fi, power its digital display and run your heating and cooling system.
8 Common Nest Thermostat Issues
If it can’t receive adequate electricity, Nest says you might experience some of these issues:
- Short battery life.
- Thermostat motion sensing is disabled.
- Your thermostat every now and then disconnects from Wi-Fi.
- Your system unexpectedly turns on or off, or won’t stop running.
- Your system is making weird noises, such as 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 on, won’t run or turns off and on rapidly in a short period of time.
You could believe something is wrong with your heating and cooling system, but if you just started using the Nest, it’s best to begin with your thermostat right away. This is especially timely if the weather is temperate, and you haven’t been running your heat or air conditioning consistently.
Our Professionals Can Solve Nest Thermostat Problems
If you’ve gone through Nest thermostat troubleshooting on your own but can’t repair the dilemma, a smart thermostat pro like one from Evenaire Heating & Air Conditioning can provide support. We can determine the problem and add a C-wire, if needed.
Smart thermostats including the Nest are made to make your life easier, with automatic energy-efficient programming and the option to keep an eye on temperatures while you’re out. It’s an annoying experience when yours won’t operate correctly, but our heating and cooling professionals at Evenaire Heating & Air Conditioning can take care of the problem fast.
If you’re experiencing odd heating and cooling behavior with your new Nest, give us a call at 512-355-1482 to set up your appointment today.