The Nest thermostat is one of the most popular smart thermostats on the market today. And for good reason. It picks up on your temperature preferences and develops an energy-efficient schedule to match. And using geofencing with your phone, the Nest Learning Thermostat and Nest E know when you’re at your residence or gone and can adjust settings to help you save even more.
The Nest can be used with a vast 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 check with your energy company for valuable rebates, because you may be able to get a Nest for free or close to it.
Once you’ve checked it’s compatible, you can either wire it yourself or contact a HVAC specialist like Tru Air Systems LLC. If you’re putting it in yourself, you’ll notice a terminal for the C-wire, or common wire. This wire is just used for powering your thermostat. If your home 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 as the thermostat can draw enough power from other heating and cooling wires.
Sometimes, your heating and cooling system could require that C-wire. And here’s why.
Why Your Nest Keeps Losing Power and Other Issues
The Google Nest Thermostat is better than outdated programmable thermostats that rely on a combination of wiring and AA batteries for power. It has a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and wiring to connect to Wi-Fi, power its digital display and run your heating and cooling system.
8 Common Nest Thermostat Issues
If it can’t get ample power, Nest says you might run into some of these problems:
- Short battery life.
- Thermostat motion sensing won’t operate.
- Your thermostat sometimes disconnects from Wi-Fi.
- Your system suddenly turns on or off, or won’t turn off.
- Your system is creating odd 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 notice on your Nest thermostat’s screen, like “heating is delayed for 2:30 minutes.”
- The system fan is constantly working, won’t switch on or turns off and on frequently in a short period of time.
You could worry something is wrong with your heating and cooling system, but if you just started using the Nest, it’s best to start with your thermostat right away. This is especially true if the weather is mild, and you haven’t been running your heat or air conditioning frequently.
Our Pros Can Resolve Nest Thermostat Issues
If you’ve gone through Nest thermostat troubleshooting on your own but can’t solve the problem, a smart thermostat professional including one from Tru Air Systems LLC can support you. We can determine the issue and install a C-wire, if necessary.
Smart thermostats like the Nest are designed to make your life easier, through automatic energy-efficient programming and the option to check settings while you’re out. It’s a frustrating experience when yours won’t operate correctly, but our heating and cooling experts at Tru Air Systems LLC can take care of the issue fast.
If you’re experiencing strange heating and cooling behavior with your new Nest, call us at to request your appointment now.