The Nest thermostat is one of the best-selling smart thermostats you can buy. 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 realize when you’re at your residence or away 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 check with your energy supplier for valuable rebates, as 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 hook it up without help or contact a HVAC pro like Mayeuxs AC & Heating. If you’re wiring it yourself, you’ll see a terminal for the C-wire, or common wire. This wire is only 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 a problem as the thermostat can pull adequate power from other heating and cooling wires.
In some cases, your heating and cooling system may require that C-wire. And here’s why.
Why Your Nest Keeps Losing Power and Other Problems
The Google Nest Thermostat is better than aging programmable thermostats that have a combination of wiring and AA batteries for power. It uses a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and wiring to connect to Wi-Fi, power its digital display and operate your heating and cooling system.
8 Common Nest Thermostat Issues
If it can’t draw ample electricity, Nest says you could encounter some of these issues:
- Bad battery life.
- Thermostat motion sensing won’t operate.
- Your thermostat occasionally disconnects from Wi-Fi.
- Your system abruptly turns on or off, or won’t stop running.
- 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 notice on your Nest thermostat’s screen, like “heating is delayed for 2:30 minutes.”
- The system fan is always running, won’t switch on or turns off and on rapidly in a short period of time.
You could think something is up with your heating and cooling system, but if you just installed the Nest, we advise you begin with your thermostat initially. This is especially pertinent if the weather is temperate, and you haven’t been using your heat or air conditioning much.
Our Specialists Can Resolve Nest Thermostat Troubles
If you’ve gone through Nest thermostat troubleshooting without help but can’t repair the problem, a smart thermostat pro like one from Mayeuxs AC & Heating can provide support. We can diagnose the issue and install a C-wire, if required.
Smart thermostats such as the Nest are created to make your life easier, with automatic energy-efficient programming and the opportunity to keep an eye on temps while you’re away from home. It’s a frustrating experience when yours won’t work correctly, but our heating and cooling specialists at Mayeuxs AC & Heating can resolve the trouble in no time.
If you’re experiencing unexplained heating and cooling behavior with your new Nest, give us a call at (985) 764-2426 to book your appointment right away.