The Nest thermostat is one of the most popular 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 realize when you’re at your house or out and about and can adjust settings to help you save even more.
The Nest works with a vast range of 24-volt heating and cooling systems, but it’s always a good idea to check the Nest thermostat compatibility checker before getting one. Don’t forget to contact your energy company for valuable rebates, as you might be able to get a Nest for free or close to it.
Once you’ve confirmed it’s compatible, you can either wire it yourself or hire a HVAC specialist like Edington Heating & Cooling Inc. If you’re installing it without help, you’ll notice a terminal for the C-wire, or common wire. This wire is only used for powering your thermostat. If your house or HVAC system is older, you might not have one of these wires. In most cases, Nest says this isn’t an issue as the thermostat can draw ample power from other heating and cooling wires.
Sometimes, 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 aging programmable thermostats that rely on a combination of wiring and AA batteries for power. It uses a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and wiring to sync with Wi-Fi, power its digital display and operate your heating and cooling system.
8 Common Nest Thermostat Issues
If it can’t receive enough power, Nest says you might have some of these issues:
- Short battery life.
- Thermostat motion sensing is disabled.
- Your thermostat every now and then disconnects from Wi-Fi.
- Your system abruptly turns on or off, or won’t turn off.
- Your system is making strange noises, such as 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 continuously working, won’t switch on or turns off and on frequently in a short period of time.
You could think something is wrong with your heating and cooling system, but if you just installed the Nest, it’s best to check your thermostat right away. This is especially timely if the weather is temperate, and you haven’t been relying on your heat or air conditioning much.
Our Specialists Can Solve Nest Thermostat Issues
If you’ve tried Nest thermostat troubleshooting on your own but can’t solve the dilemma, a smart thermostat pro such as one from Edington Heating & Cooling Inc can help. We can pinpoint the problem and put in a C-wire, if necessary.
Smart thermostats including the Nest are created to make your life easier, by automatic energy-efficient programming and the ability to monitor temperatures while you’re out. It’s an annoying experience when yours won’t operate correctly, but our heating and cooling experts at Edington Heating & Cooling Inc can fix the issue fast.
If you’re running into strange heating and cooling behavior with your new Nest, give us a call at 937-558-9478 to schedule your appointment today.