The Nest thermostat is one of the top-selling smart thermostats on the market today. And for good reason. It learns your temperature preferences and makes an energy-efficient schedule to match. And by geofencing with your phone, the Nest Learning Thermostat and Nest E are aware of when you’re at your residence or away and can change temps to help you save even more.
The Nest is compatible with a vast range of 24-volt heating and cooling systems, but it’s always a smart idea to use the Nest thermostat compatibility checker before installing one. Don’t forget to check with your energy company for valuable rebates, since you might be able to get a Nest for free or close to it.
Once you’ve confirmed it’s compatible, you can either hook it up on your own or call a HVAC pro like Pliescott HVAC Services LLC . 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. In the majority of cases, Nest says this isn’t a problem because the thermostat can get ample power from other heating and cooling wires.
Sometimes, your heating and cooling system may 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The Google Nest Thermostat is a step up from outdated programmable thermostats that have a combination of wiring and AA batteries for power.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 relies on a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and wiring to sync with Wi-Fi, power its digital display and turn on your heating and cooling system.
8 Common Nest Thermostat Problems
If it can’t receive enough power, Nest says you may have some of these issues:
- Bad battery life.
- Thermostat motion sensing won’t operate.
- 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 strange noises, like 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, like “heating is delayed for 2:30 minutes.”
- The system fan is continuously working, won’t run or turns off and on repeatedly in a short period of time.
You could think something is up with your heating and cooling system, but if you just got the Nest, we advise you start with your thermostat initially. This is especially timely if the weather is moderate, and you haven’t been relying on your heat or air conditioning much.
Our Specialists Can Solve Nest Thermostat Issues
If you’ve attempted Nest thermostat troubleshooting without help but can’t repair the problem, a smart thermostat specialist including one from Pliescott HVAC Services LLC can support you. We can diagnose the malfunction and install a C-wire, if required.
Smart thermostats including the Nest are made to make your life simpler, through automatic energy-efficient programming and the ability to check settings while you’re away from home. It’s a time-consuming experience when yours won’t work like it should, but our heating and cooling pros at Pliescott HVAC Services LLC can resolve the trouble fast.
If you’re going through strange heating and cooling behavior with your new Nest, give us a call at 410-228-4822 to schedule your appointment right away.