The Nest thermostat is one of the best-selling smart thermostats you can get. And for good reason. It learns your temperature preferences and develops an energy-efficient schedule to match. And using geofencing with your phone, the Nest Learning Thermostat and Nest E are aware of when you’re at your house or gone and can change temperatures 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 smart idea to visit the Nest thermostat compatibility checker before getting one. Don’t forget to contact your energy company for valuable rebates, since you could be able to get a Nest for free or close to it.
Once you’ve confirmed it’s compatible, you can either hook it up yourself or call a HVAC pro like Luikart Heating & Cooling. If you’re installing it 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 residence or HVAC system is older, you might not have one of these wires. In most cases, Nest says this isn’t a setback since the thermostat can get enough power from other heating and cooling wires.
In some instances, your heating and cooling system may have to have 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The Google Nest Thermostat is a step up from outdated programmable thermostats that use a combination of wiring and AA batteries for power. It has a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and wiring to sync with Wi-Fi, power its digital display and run your heating and cooling system.
8 Common Nest Thermostat Problems
If it can’t draw ample electricity, Nest says you may encounter some of these problems:
- Bad battery life.
- Thermostat motion sensing is disabled.
- Your thermostat sometimes disconnects from Wi-Fi.
- Your system unexpectedly turns on or off, or won’t shut off.
- Your system is creating strange noises, such as 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 notice on your Nest thermostat’s screen, such as “heating is delayed for 2:30 minutes.”
- The system fan is always on, won’t run or turns off and on frequently in a short period of time.
You may think something is up with your heating and cooling system, but if you just got the Nest, we advise you check your thermostat first. This is especially pertinent if the weather is mild, and you haven’t been relying on your heat or air conditioning frequently.
Our Pros Can Resolve Nest Thermostat Issues
If you’ve attempted Nest thermostat troubleshooting by yourself but can’t solve the dilemma, a smart thermostat pro such as one from Luikart Heating & Cooling can provide assistance. We can identify the issue and install a C-wire, if needed.
Smart thermostats such as the Nest are made to make your life simpler, with automatic energy-efficient programming and the opportunity to check temperatures while you’re out. It’s an annoying experience when yours won’t run correctly, but our heating and cooling specialists at Luikart Heating & Cooling can fix the issue fast.
If you’re running into weird heating and cooling behavior with your new Nest, call us at 740-200-5591 to book your appointment today.