The Nest thermostat is one of the top-selling smart thermostats on the market today. And for good reason. It figures out your temperature preferences and makes an energy-efficient schedule to match. And by geofencing with your phone, the Nest Learning Thermostat and Nest E know when you’re at your home or out and about and can change 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 smart idea to visit the Nest thermostat compatibility checker before getting one. Don’t forget to check with your energy company for valuable rebates, as 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 yourself or hire a HVAC professional like H & H Service Company. If you’re wiring it without help, you’ll see a terminal for the C-wire, or common wire. This wire is solely used for powering your thermostat. If your residence or HVAC system is older, you might not have one of these wires. Most of the time, Nest says this isn’t a problem as the thermostat can get adequate power from other heating and cooling wires.
Sometimes, 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 an improvement from 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 Malfunctions
If it can’t receive ample electricity, Nest says you may experience some of these issues:
- Short battery life.
- Thermostat motion sensing is disabled.
- Your thermostat sometimes disconnects from Wi-Fi.
- Your system abruptly turns on or off, or won’t shut off.
- Your system is producing weird noises, including 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 running, won’t switch on or turns off and on rapidly in a short period of time.
You could believe something is suspect with your heating and cooling system, but if you just started using the Nest, we advise you start with your thermostat initially. This is especially timely if the weather is mild, and you haven’t been running your heat or air conditioning consistently.
Our Specialists Can Resolve Nest Thermostat Troubles
If you’ve gone through Nest thermostat troubleshooting on your own but can’t fix the problem, a smart thermostat specialist such as one from H & H Service Company can help. We can diagnose the problem and install a C-wire, if required.
Smart thermostats such as the Nest are designed to make your life simpler, with automatic energy-efficient programming and the option to monitor temperatures while you’re on the go. It’s a time-consuming experience when yours won’t operate properly, but our heating and cooling professionals at H & H Service Company can resolve the trouble quickly.
If you’re going through atypical heating and cooling behavior with your new Nest, give us a call at 717-220-4502 to schedule your appointment now.