The Nest thermostat is one of the top-selling smart thermostats you can get. And for good reason. It figures out your temperature preferences and creates 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 house or away and can raise and lower settings 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 smart idea to check the Nest thermostat compatibility checker before getting one. Don’t forget to talk with your energy provider for valuable rebates, because you might be able to get a Nest for free or close to it.
Once you’ve made sure it’s compatible, you can either hook it up yourself or call a HVAC pro like 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.. If you’re wiring it yourself, 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. In the majority of cases, Nest says this isn’t a problem as the thermostat can pull adequate 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 Problems
The Google Nest Thermostat is better than aging programmable thermostats that use 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 run your heating and cooling system.
8 Common Nest Thermostat Malfunctions
If it can’t get enough power, Nest says you could have some of these problems:
- Bad battery life.
- Thermostat motion sensing won’t operate.
- Your thermostat occasionally disconnects from Wi-Fi.
- Your system unexpectedly turns on or off, or won’t shut off.
- Your system is creating strange noises, such as 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 on, won’t run or turns off and on frequently in a short period of time.
You could believe something is up with your heating and cooling system, but if you just installed the Nest, we advise you begin with your thermostat first. This is especially timely if the weather is temperate, and you haven’t been running your heat or air conditioning frequently.
Our Specialists Can Fix Nest Thermostat Issues
If you’ve attempted Nest thermostat troubleshooting without help but can’t repair the problem, a smart thermostat pro like one from 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. can help. We can determine the malfunction and install a C-wire, if needed.
Smart thermostats like the Nest are made to make your life simpler, by automatic energy-efficient programming and the ability to monitor temps while you’re away from home. It’s a frustrating experience when yours won’t run like it should, but our heating and cooling professionals at 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. can resolve the problem fast.
If you’re going through atypical heating and cooling behavior with your new Nest, give us a call at 949-204-0859 to set up your appointment right away.