The Nest thermostat is one of the best-selling smart thermostats you can get. And for good reason. It picks up on your temperature preferences and makes an energy-efficient schedule to match. And by geofencing with your phone, the Nest Learning Thermostat and Nest E are aware of when you’re at your residence or away and can adjust settings 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 smart idea to check the Nest thermostat compatibility checker before installing one. Don’t forget to contact your energy company for valuable rebates, as 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 install it on your own or call a HVAC specialist like Jett's Heating & Air Inc.. If you’re putting it in on your own, you’ll spot a terminal for the C-wire, or common wire. This wire is only 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 problem since the thermostat can draw enough power from other heating and cooling wires.
In some cases, your heating and cooling system could require that C-wire. And here’s why.
Why Your Nest Keeps Losing Power and Other Problems
The Google Nest Thermostat is better than aging programmable thermostats that rely on a combination of wiring and AA batteries for power. It relies on a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and wiring to link to Wi-Fi, power its digital display and operate your heating and cooling system.
8 Common Nest Thermostat Issues
If it can’t draw ample power, Nest says you could experience some of these issues:
- Bad battery life.
- Thermostat motion sensing won’t work.
- Your thermostat sometimes disconnects from Wi-Fi.
- Your system suddenly turns on or off, or won’t turn off.
- Your system is making 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 notification on your Nest thermostat’s screen, like “heating is delayed for 2:30 minutes.”
- The system fan is always on, won’t switch on or turns off and on rapidly in a short period of time.
You might worry something is suspect with your heating and cooling system, but if you just started using the Nest, it’s best to begin with your thermostat first. This is especially true if the weather is mild, and you haven’t been relying on your heat or air conditioning consistently.
Our Professionals Can Fix Nest Thermostat Issues
If you’ve tried Nest thermostat troubleshooting without help but can’t solve the problem, a smart thermostat professional such as one from Jett's Heating & Air Inc. can support you. We can determine the issue and put in a C-wire, if required.
Smart thermostats including the Nest are designed to make your life simpler, with automatic energy-efficient programming and the option to monitor settings while you’re on the go. It’s a time-consuming experience when yours won’t operate properly, but our heating and cooling experts at Jett's Heating & Air Inc. can fix the issue in no time.
If you’re going through weird heating and cooling behavior with your new Nest, reach out to us at 815-410-1128 to schedule your appointment today.