The Nest thermostat is one of the most popular smart thermostats you can buy. 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 realize when you’re at your house or out and about and can change settings to help you save even more.
The Nest can be used with a full range of 24-volt heating and cooling systems, but it’s always a wise idea to use the Nest thermostat compatibility checker before purchasing one. Don’t forget to check with your energy provider for valuable rebates, because 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 hire a HVAC specialist like County Line Mechanical LLC. If you’re wiring it on your own, you’ll spot a terminal for the C-wire, or common wire. This wire is solely 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 an issue as the thermostat can get enough power from other heating and cooling wires.
In some instances, your heating and cooling system could require 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The Google Nest Thermostat is better than outdated programmable thermostats that use a combination of wiring and AA batteries for power. It uses a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and wiring to sync with Wi-Fi, power its digital display and run your heating and cooling system.
8 Common Nest Thermostat Issues
If it can’t get adequate electricity, Nest says you might have some of these problems:
- Bad battery life.
- Thermostat motion sensing won’t operate.
- Your thermostat every now and then disconnects from Wi-Fi.
- Your system unexpectedly turns on or off, or won’t shut off.
- Your system is producing strange 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 notice on your Nest thermostat’s screen, like “heating is delayed for 2:30 minutes.”
- The system fan is always running, won’t switch on or turns off and on frequently in a short period of time.
You could think something is up with your heating and cooling system, but if you just got the Nest, we advise you check your thermostat first. This is especially true if the weather is mild, and you haven’t been relying on your heat or air conditioning frequently.
Our Pros Can Fix Nest Thermostat Troubles
If you’ve gone through Nest thermostat troubleshooting by yourself but can’t repair the issue, a smart thermostat pro like one from County Line Mechanical LLC can provide support. We can pinpoint the issue and put in a C-wire, if necessary.
Smart thermostats such as the Nest are created to make your life more convenient, with automatic energy-efficient programming and the opportunity to check temperatures while you’re away from home. It’s a frustrating experience when yours won’t operate properly, but our heating and cooling pros at County Line Mechanical LLC can resolve the problem in no time.
If you’re going through strange heating and cooling behavior with your new Nest, reach out to us at 717-216-0846 to request your appointment now.