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 develops an energy-efficient schedule to match. And through geofencing with your phone, the Nest Learning Thermostat and Nest E realize when you’re at your house or out and about and can raise and lower settings 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 wise idea to check the Nest thermostat compatibility checker before getting one. Don’t forget to check with 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 wire it on your own or contact a HVAC pro like CNR Air Conditioning Inc. If you’re putting it in on your own, you’ll spot a terminal for the C-wire, or common wire. This wire is solely used for powering your thermostat. If your house or HVAC system is older, you might not have one of these wires. Most of the time, Nest says this isn’t a setback as the thermostat can get adequate power from other heating and cooling wires.
In some instances, your heating and cooling system might require that C-wire. And here’s why.
Why Your Nest Keeps Losing Power and Other Malfunctions
The Google Nest Thermostat is a step up from older programmable thermostats that have a combination of wiring and AA batteries for power. It uses 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 Problems
If it can’t get adequate juice, Nest says you could run into some of these troubles:
- Bad battery life.
- Thermostat motion sensing is disabled.
- Your thermostat occasionally disconnects from Wi-Fi.
- Your system abruptly turns on or off, or won’t turn off.
- Your system is creating 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 notice on your Nest thermostat’s screen, along the lines of “heating is delayed for 2:30 minutes.”
- The system fan is always working, won’t run or turns off and on frequently in a short period of time.
You may think something is suspect with your heating and cooling system, but if you just started using the Nest, we advise you begin with your thermostat first. This is especially pertinent if the weather is mild, and you haven’t been using your heat or air conditioning consistently.
Our Specialists Can Solve Nest Thermostat Problems
If you’ve tried Nest thermostat troubleshooting on your own but can’t fix the dilemma, a smart thermostat professional such as one from CNR Air Conditioning Inc can support you. We can pinpoint the problem and put in a C-wire, if needed.
Smart thermostats including the Nest are designed to make your life simpler, through automatic energy-efficient programming and the ability to keep an eye on temps while you’re on the go. It’s a time-consuming experience when yours won’t run correctly, but our heating and cooling specialists at CNR Air Conditioning Inc can resolve the trouble quickly.
If you’re going through odd heating and cooling behavior with your new Nest, call us at 239-241-5318 to set up your appointment right away.