The Nest thermostat is one of the top-selling smart thermostats you can get. 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 are aware of when you’re at your residence or out and about and can change temps to help you save even more.
The Nest is compatible 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 talk with your energy supplier for valuable rebates, as you could 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 without help or contact a HVAC professional like The Frazier Company. If you’re putting it in 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 home 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 ample power from other heating and cooling wires.
In some instances, your heating and cooling system could need that C-wire. And here’s why.
Why Your Nest Keeps Losing Power and Other Malfunctions
The Google Nest Thermostat is better than outdated programmable thermostats that rely on a combination of wiring and AA batteries for power.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 operate your heating and cooling system.
8 Common Nest Thermostat Issues
If it can’t receive adequate electricity, Nest says you might experience some of these problems:
- Poor battery life.
- Thermostat motion sensing is disabled.
- Your thermostat sometimes disconnects from Wi-Fi.
- Your system suddenly turns on or off, or won’t stop running.
- Your system is making 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 notification on your Nest thermostat’s screen, such as “heating is delayed for 2:30 minutes.”
- The system fan is always working, won’t switch on or turns off and on repeatedly in a short period of time.
You could worry something is up with your heating and cooling system, but if you just started using the Nest, we recommend you start with your thermostat first. This is especially pertinent if the weather is moderate, and you haven’t been relying on your heat or air conditioning consistently.
Our Specialists Can Fix Nest Thermostat Issues
If you’ve attempted Nest thermostat troubleshooting on your own but can’t fix the problem, a smart thermostat professional like one from The Frazier Company can provide assistance. We can diagnose the issue and put in a C-wire, if required.
Smart thermostats including the Nest are designed to make your life easier, with automatic energy-efficient programming and the ability to monitor temperatures while you’re away from home. It’s a frustrating experience when yours won’t operate correctly, but our heating and cooling professionals at The Frazier Company can fix the trouble quickly.
If you’re experiencing strange heating and cooling behavior with your new Nest, call us at 402-628-0206 to request your appointment now.