The Nest thermostat is one of the best-selling smart thermostats you can get. And for good reason. It learns your temperature preferences and creates an energy-efficient schedule to match. And by geofencing with your phone, the Nest Learning Thermostat and Nest E realize when you’re at your house or gone and can raise and lower 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 good idea to visit the Nest thermostat compatibility checker before installing one. Don’t forget to contact your energy supplier for valuable rebates, as 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 specialist like Clean Air HVAC. If you’re wiring it without help, 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 the majority of cases, Nest says this isn’t a problem since the thermostat can pull adequate power from other heating and cooling wires.
Sometimes, your heating and cooling system may have to have that C-wire. And here’s why.
Why Your Nest Keeps Losing Power and Other Issues
The Google Nest Thermostat is a step up from outdated programmable thermostats that use a combination of wiring and AA batteries for power. It relies on a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and wiring to sync with Wi-Fi, power its digital display and operate your heating and cooling system.
8 Common Nest Thermostat Issues
If it can’t draw ample juice, Nest says you could experience 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 turn off.
- Your system is producing odd noises, including 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, along the lines of “heating is delayed for 2:30 minutes.”
- The system fan is continuously running, won’t switch on or turns off and on repeatedly in a short period of time.
You could worry something is suspect with your heating and cooling system, but if you just installed the Nest, it’s best to begin with your thermostat right away. This is especially pertinent if the weather is moderate, and you haven’t been relying on your heat or air conditioning much.
Our Specialists Can Fix Nest Thermostat Troubles
If you’ve tried Nest thermostat troubleshooting without help but can’t fix the issue, a smart thermostat pro like one from Clean Air HVAC can assist you. We can determine the issue and add a C-wire, if necessary.
Smart thermostats like the Nest are created 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 time-consuming experience when yours won’t run like it should, but our heating and cooling professionals at Clean Air HVAC can fix the problem in no time.
If you’re going through atypical heating and cooling behavior with your new Nest, reach out to us at 925-233-6238 to request your appointment now.