The Nest thermostat is one of the top-selling smart thermostats on the market today. And for good reason. It learns your temperature preferences and develops an energy-efficient schedule to match. And through geofencing with your phone, the Nest Learning Thermostat and Nest E are aware of when you’re at your home or gone and can raise and lower temps to help you save even more.
The Nest works 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 check with your energy supplier for valuable rebates, since you may be able to get a Nest for free or close to it.
Once you’ve checked it’s compatible, you can either hook it up on your own or contact a HVAC pro like J.L. Brady Company LLC. If you’re wiring it on your own, you’ll see a terminal for the C-wire, or common wire. This wire is just used for powering your thermostat. If your house or HVAC system is older, you might not have one of these wires. In most cases, Nest says this isn’t a problem as the thermostat can pull ample 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 older programmable thermostats that rely on a combination of wiring and AA batteries for power. It uses a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and wiring to link to Wi-Fi, power its digital display and run your heating and cooling system.
8 Common Nest Thermostat Issues
If it can’t get adequate juice, Nest says you could have some of these issues:
- Short battery life.
- Thermostat motion sensing won’t operate.
- Your thermostat sometimes disconnects from Wi-Fi.
- Your system abruptly turns on or off, or won’t stop running.
- Your system is creating odd noises, like chattering, stuttering, clicking or thumping.
- Heating or cooling is short cycling, or repeatedly turning on and off in a short period of time.
- There is a delay message 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 think something is wrong with your heating and cooling system, but if you just installed the Nest, we advise you begin with your thermostat right away. This is especially pertinent if the weather is moderate, and you haven’t been using your heat or air conditioning frequently.
Our Pros Can Solve Nest Thermostat Troubles
If you’ve tried Nest thermostat troubleshooting by yourself but can’t repair the dilemma, a smart thermostat professional such as one from J.L. Brady Company LLC can provide support. We can diagnose the issue and add a C-wire, if necessary.
Smart thermostats like the Nest are created to make your life more convenient, through automatic energy-efficient programming and the option to check settings while you’re out. It’s a time-consuming experience when yours won’t operate like it should, but our heating and cooling pros at J.L. Brady Company LLC can take care of the problem fast.
If you’re running into odd heating and cooling behavior with your new Nest, reach out to us at 309-517-7511 to request your appointment today.