The Nest thermostat is one of the top-selling smart thermostats you can buy. And for good reason. It learns your temperature preferences and creates an energy-efficient schedule to match. And using geofencing with your phone, the Nest Learning Thermostat and Nest E know when you’re at your home or out and about and can raise and lower settings 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 smart idea to visit the Nest thermostat compatibility checker before getting one. Don’t forget to check with your energy provider for valuable rebates, since you may be able to get a Nest for free or close to it.
Once you’ve made sure it’s compatible, you can either install it yourself or call a HVAC professional like Solar Air Inc.. If you’re installing it on your own, you’ll spot a terminal for the C-wire, or common wire. This wire is just 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 setback as the thermostat can draw adequate power from other heating and cooling wires.
In some instances, 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 relies on a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and wiring to connect to Wi-Fi, power its digital display and operate your heating and cooling system.
8 Common Nest Thermostat Malfunctions
If it can’t get enough juice, Nest says you could have some of these troubles:
- Bad battery life.
- Thermostat motion sensing is disabled.
- Your thermostat occasionally disconnects from Wi-Fi.
- Your system suddenly turns on or off, or won’t turn off.
- Your system is making strange 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 notification on your Nest thermostat’s screen, along the lines of “heating is delayed for 2:30 minutes.”
- The system fan is constantly working, won’t turn on or turns off and on rapidly in a short period of time.
You could believe something is up with your heating and cooling system, but if you just got the Nest, we advise you check 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 Resolve Nest Thermostat Troubles
If you’ve gone through Nest thermostat troubleshooting without help but can’t repair the issue, a smart thermostat specialist including one from Solar Air Inc. can support you. We can identify the malfunction and add a C-wire, if needed.
Smart thermostats such as the Nest are created to make your life simpler, with automatic energy-efficient programming and the option to monitor temps while you’re away from home. It’s an annoying experience when yours won’t run correctly, but our heating and cooling experts at Solar Air Inc. can fix the trouble in no time.
If you’re experiencing weird heating and cooling behavior with your new Nest, reach out to us at 954-320-7398 to request your appointment now.