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 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 gone and can adjust temps 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 use the Nest thermostat compatibility checker before getting one. Don’t forget to contact your energy provider for valuable rebates, because you could 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 yourself or contact a HVAC specialist like Pliescott HVAC Services LLC. If you’re putting it in yourself, you’ll spot a terminal for the C-wire, or common wire. This wire is solely 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 setback since the thermostat can pull ample power from other heating and cooling wires.
In some cases, 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 better than aging programmable thermostats that have a combination of wiring and AA batteries for power. It relies on a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and wiring to connect to Wi-Fi, power its digital display and operate your heating and cooling system.
8 Common Nest Thermostat Issues
If it can’t draw enough juice, Nest says you could run into some of these issues:
- Short battery life.
- Thermostat motion sensing is disabled.
- Your thermostat occasionally disconnects from Wi-Fi.
- Your system abruptly turns on or off, or won’t stop running.
- Your system is producing strange noises, like 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, such as “heating is delayed for 2:30 minutes.”
- The system fan is constantly working, won’t turn on or turns off and on repeatedly in a short period of time.
You may believe something is up with your heating and cooling system, but if you just started using the Nest, we recommend you start with your thermostat right away. This is especially true if the weather is mild, and you haven’t been relying on your heat or air conditioning much.
Our Professionals Can Fix Nest Thermostat Problems
If you’ve attempted Nest thermostat troubleshooting by yourself but can’t solve the issue, a smart thermostat professional like one from Pliescott HVAC Services LLC can provide support. We can pinpoint the malfunction and install a C-wire, if needed.
Smart thermostats such as the Nest are made to make your life easier, by automatic energy-efficient programming and the ability to keep an eye on temps while you’re away from home. It’s a time-consuming experience when yours won’t work correctly, but our heating and cooling experts at Pliescott HVAC Services LLC can fix the trouble quickly.
If you’re running into atypical heating and cooling behavior with your new Nest, call us at to request your appointment now.