The Nest thermostat is one of the best-selling smart thermostats on the market today. And for good reason. It figures out your temperature preferences and develops 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 home or away and can adjust temperatures 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 smart idea to visit the Nest thermostat compatibility checker before purchasing one. Don’t forget to contact your energy provider for valuable rebates, because you could 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 pro like Phelps Heating & Cooling, Inc.. If you’re wiring it on your own, you’ll spot 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 problem because 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 a step up from 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 run your heating and cooling system.
8 Common Nest Thermostat Problems
If it can’t get ample juice, Nest says you could have some of these issues:
- Short battery life.
- Thermostat motion sensing won’t work.
- Your thermostat sometimes disconnects from Wi-Fi.
- Your system unexpectedly turns on or off, or won’t turn off.
- Your system is making odd noises, such as chattering, stuttering, clicking or thumping.
- Heating or cooling is short cycling, or frequently turning on and off in a short period of time.
- There is a delay notice on your Nest thermostat’s screen, such as “heating is delayed for 2:30 minutes.”
- The system fan is constantly working, won’t turn on or turns off and on rapidly in a short period of time.
You might believe something is wrong with your heating and cooling system, but if you just started using the Nest, it’s best to begin with your thermostat initially. This is especially true if the weather is mild, and you haven’t been running your heat or air conditioning frequently.
Our Specialists Can Fix Nest Thermostat Problems
If you’ve tried Nest thermostat troubleshooting by yourself but can’t repair the issue, a smart thermostat specialist including one from Phelps Heating & Cooling, Inc. can assist you. We can identify the issue and add a C-wire, if required.
Smart thermostats like the Nest are made to make your life easier, by automatic energy-efficient programming and the opportunity to monitor settings while you’re on the go. It’s an annoying experience when yours won’t work properly, but our heating and cooling pros at Phelps Heating & Cooling, Inc. can resolve the problem in no time.
If you’re going through weird heating and cooling behavior with your new Nest, call us at to request your appointment now.