The Nest thermostat is one of the most popular smart thermostats you can get. And for good reason. It learns your temperature preferences and makes an energy-efficient schedule to match. And using geofencing with your phone, the Nest Learning Thermostat and Nest E are aware of when you’re at your home or away and can raise and lower temps to help you save even more.
The Nest works with a wide range of 24-volt heating and cooling systems, but it’s always a good idea to use the Nest thermostat compatibility checker before purchasing one. Don’t forget to check with 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 wire it without help or contact a HVAC professional like Western Mechanical, Inc.. If you’re wiring it yourself, you’ll notice a terminal for the C-wire, or common wire. This wire is just 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 because the thermostat can pull ample power from other heating and cooling wires.
In some cases, your heating and cooling system may require that C-wire. And here’s why.
Why Your Nest Keeps Losing Power and Other Issues
The Google Nest Thermostat is a step up from older programmable thermostats that use a combination of wiring and AA batteries for power. It has a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and wiring to connect to Wi-Fi, power its digital display and run your heating and cooling system.
8 Common Nest Thermostat Issues
If it can’t draw ample power, Nest says you might experience some of these problems:
- Poor battery life.
- Thermostat motion sensing won’t operate.
- Your thermostat occasionally disconnects from Wi-Fi.
- Your system suddenly turns on or off, or won’t shut off.
- Your system is making odd noises, including chattering, stuttering, clicking or thumping.
- Heating or cooling is short cycling, or frequently 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 always running, won’t turn on or turns off and on repeatedly in a short period of time.
You may think something is wrong with your heating and cooling system, but if you just installed the Nest, we suggest you start with your thermostat initially. This is especially true if the weather is temperate, and you haven’t been using your heat or air conditioning consistently.
Our Pros Can Solve Nest Thermostat Troubles
If you’ve attempted Nest thermostat troubleshooting without help but can’t repair the dilemma, a smart thermostat specialist including one from Western Mechanical, Inc. can support you. We can pinpoint the malfunction and install a C-wire, if required.
Smart thermostats including the Nest are created to make your life more convenient, through automatic energy-efficient programming and the option to keep an eye on temps while you’re out. It’s an annoying experience when yours won’t run properly, but our heating and cooling pros at Western Mechanical, Inc. can take care of the trouble quickly.
If you’re experiencing weird heating and cooling behavior with your new Nest, give us a call at 435-753-5515 to schedule your appointment right away.