The Nest thermostat is one of the most popular 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 realize when you’re at your home or away and can change temperatures to help you save even more.
The Nest is compatible with a full range of 24-volt heating and cooling systems, but it’s always a good idea to use the Nest thermostat compatibility checker before installing one. Don’t forget to talk with your energy company 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 on your own or hire a HVAC pro like ACE Solutions. If you’re putting it in 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 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 since the thermostat can pull enough power from other heating and cooling wires.
Sometimes, your heating and cooling system could require that C-wire. And here’s why.
Why Your Nest Keeps Losing Power and Other Issues
The Google Nest Thermostat is better than outdated programmable thermostats that rely on a combination of wiring and AA batteries for power.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 operate your heating and cooling system.
8 Common Nest Thermostat Malfunctions
If it can’t draw adequate power, Nest says you may have some of these troubles:
- 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 stop running.
- Your system is creating strange 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 continuously working, won’t switch on or turns off and on frequently in a short period of time.
You might think something is wrong with your heating and cooling system, but if you just started using the Nest, it’s best to start with your thermostat right away. This is especially timely if the weather is moderate, and you haven’t been running your heat or air conditioning much.
Our Professionals Can Solve Nest Thermostat Problems
If you’ve attempted Nest thermostat troubleshooting by yourself but can’t fix the issue, a smart thermostat pro like one from ACE Solutions can provide assistance. We can pinpoint the issue and install a C-wire, if needed.
Smart thermostats including the Nest are created to make your life more convenient, through automatic energy-efficient programming and the ability to keep an eye on temperatures while you’re on the go. It’s an annoying experience when yours won’t operate like it should, but our heating and cooling professionals at ACE Solutions can fix the trouble fast.
If you’re running into weird heating and cooling behavior with your new Nest, reach out to us at 201-579-2562 to book your appointment now.