The Nest thermostat is one of the most popular smart thermostats you can get. And for good reason. It figures out 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 residence or gone and can change temperatures to help you save even more.
The Nest works with a vast range of 24-volt heating and cooling systems, but it’s always a smart idea to visit the Nest thermostat compatibility checker before purchasing one. Don’t forget to check with your energy company 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 wire it yourself or call a HVAC pro like County Line Mechanical LLC. If you’re putting it in without help, you’ll notice 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. In most cases, Nest says this isn’t a setback since the thermostat can draw adequate power from other heating and cooling wires.
Sometimes, your heating and cooling system could need that C-wire. And here’s why.
Why Your Nest Keeps Losing Power and Other Problems
The Google Nest Thermostat is a step up from aging 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 turn on your heating and cooling system.
8 Common Nest Thermostat Issues
If it can’t draw enough electricity, Nest says you may have some of these troubles:
- 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 stop running.
- Your system is creating weird 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 notification on your Nest thermostat’s screen, such as “heating is delayed for 2:30 minutes.”
- The system fan is continuously working, won’t run or turns off and on rapidly in a short period of time.
You might worry something is up with your heating and cooling system, but if you just got the Nest, we advise you begin with your thermostat initially. This is especially pertinent if the weather is moderate, and you haven’t been running your heat or air conditioning consistently.
Our Professionals Can Solve Nest Thermostat Problems
If you’ve gone through Nest thermostat troubleshooting by yourself but can’t repair the dilemma, a smart thermostat pro like one from County Line Mechanical LLC can support you. We can narrow down the malfunction and add a C-wire, if required.
Smart thermostats like the Nest are created to make your life easier, with automatic energy-efficient programming and the opportunity to keep an eye on temperatures while you’re away from home. It’s a frustrating experience when yours won’t run correctly, but our heating and cooling experts at County Line Mechanical LLC can fix the problem fast.
If you’re experiencing weird heating and cooling behavior with your new Nest, give us a call at 717-216-0846 to request your appointment today.