The Nest thermostat is one of the most popular smart thermostats you can get. And for good reason. It learns your temperature preferences and makes 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 raise and lower settings to help you save even more.
The Nest works 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 getting one. Don’t forget to contact your energy company for valuable rebates, since you may be able to get a Nest for free or close to it.
Once you’ve confirmed it’s compatible, you can either install it on your own or contact a HVAC pro like Miller Climate Control LLC. If you’re putting it in on your own, you’ll notice a terminal for the C-wire, or common wire. This wire is solely used for powering your thermostat. If your house or HVAC system is older, you might not have one of these wires. In most cases, Nest says this isn’t an issue since the thermostat can get adequate power from other heating and cooling wires.
In some cases, your heating and cooling system might have to have that C-wire. And here’s why.
Why Your Nest Keeps Losing Power and Other Problems
The Google Nest Thermostat is an improvement from older 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 sync with Wi-Fi, power its digital display and operate your heating and cooling system.
8 Common Nest Thermostat Malfunctions
If it can’t receive ample electricity, Nest says you could have some of these issues:
- Bad battery life.
- Thermostat motion sensing won’t work.
- Your thermostat occasionally disconnects from Wi-Fi.
- Your system abruptly turns on or off, or won’t turn off.
- Your system is making weird noises, including chattering, stuttering, clicking or thumping.
- Heating or cooling is short cycling, or constantly turning on and off in a short period of time.
- There is a delay message on your Nest thermostat’s screen, like “heating is delayed for 2:30 minutes.”
- The system fan is continuously running, won’t run or turns off and on repeatedly in a short period of time.
You might think something is up with your heating and cooling system, but if you just got the Nest, it’s best to check your thermostat first. This is especially pertinent if the weather is temperate, and you haven’t been running your heat or air conditioning consistently.
Our Professionals Can Resolve Nest Thermostat Issues
If you’ve tried Nest thermostat troubleshooting by yourself but can’t fix the dilemma, a smart thermostat pro like one from Miller Climate Control LLC can provide support. We can identify the issue and install a C-wire, if needed.
Smart thermostats such as 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 on the go. It’s a time-consuming experience when yours won’t work correctly, but our heating and cooling specialists at Miller Climate Control LLC can fix the problem fast.
If you’re going through odd heating and cooling behavior with your new Nest, reach out to us at 512-937-2001 to set up your appointment today.