The Nest thermostat is one of the best-selling smart thermostats on the market today. 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 home or gone and can change settings to help you save even more.
The Nest is compatible with a vast range of 24-volt heating and cooling systems, but it’s always a good idea to check the Nest thermostat compatibility checker before installing one. Don’t forget to contact your energy company for valuable rebates, because you might 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 without help or call a HVAC pro like All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. If you’re putting it in 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 residence or HVAC system is older, you might not have one of these wires. In the majority of cases, Nest says this isn’t a setback since the thermostat can pull ample power from other heating and cooling wires.
In some instances, your heating and cooling system might need that C-wire. And here’s why.
Why Your Nest Keeps Losing Power and Other Problems
The Google Nest Thermostat is better than older programmable thermostats that have 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 operate your heating and cooling system.
8 Common Nest Thermostat Problems
If it can’t get enough electricity, Nest says you might have some of these troubles:
- Poor battery life.
- Thermostat motion sensing won’t operate.
- Your thermostat every now and then disconnects from Wi-Fi.
- Your system suddenly turns on or off, or won’t stop running.
- Your system is creating weird 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 message on your Nest thermostat’s screen, such as “heating is delayed for 2:30 minutes.”
- The system fan is always running, won’t turn on or turns off and on frequently in a short period of time.
You could think something is wrong with your heating and cooling system, but if you just got the Nest, we recommend you check your thermostat right away. This is especially timely if the weather is temperate, and you haven’t been running your heat or air conditioning frequently.
Our Professionals Can Fix Nest Thermostat Problems
If you’ve gone through Nest thermostat troubleshooting on your own but can’t solve the problem, a smart thermostat pro including one from All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc can assist you. We can pinpoint the issue and add a C-wire, if necessary.
Smart thermostats like the Nest are made to make your life more convenient, through automatic energy-efficient programming and the ability to keep an eye on temperatures while you’re out. It’s a frustrating experience when yours won’t run correctly, but our heating and cooling experts at All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc can fix the issue quickly.
If you’re going through atypical heating and cooling behavior with your new Nest, reach out to us at to book your appointment right away.