The Nest thermostat is one of the best-selling smart thermostats on the market today. 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 are aware of when you’re at your residence or away and can adjust temps to help you save even more.
The Nest can be used with a wide range of 24-volt heating and cooling systems, but it’s always a wise idea to check the Nest thermostat compatibility checker before installing one. Don’t forget to contact your energy company for valuable rebates, as you could be able to get a Nest for free or close to it.
Once you’ve checked it’s compatible, you can either wire it without help or call a HVAC professional like KDM Service Corporation. If you’re installing 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. Most of the time, Nest says this isn’t a problem since the thermostat can pull adequate power from other heating and cooling wires.
In some cases, your heating and cooling system could need that C-wire. And here’s why.
Why Your Nest Keeps Losing Power and Other Problems
The Google Nest Thermostat is better than outdated programmable thermostats that have a combination of wiring and AA batteries for power. It uses 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 Malfunctions
If it can’t draw adequate electricity, Nest says you could run into some of these problems:
- Bad 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 shut off.
- Your system is creating strange noises, like 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 constantly on, won’t turn on or turns off and on repeatedly in a short period of time.
You might believe something is up with your heating and cooling system, but if you just started using the Nest, we advise you start with your thermostat first. This is especially true if the weather is mild, and you haven’t been running your heat or air conditioning frequently.
Our Professionals Can Solve Nest Thermostat Problems
If you’ve tried Nest thermostat troubleshooting on your own but can’t fix the dilemma, a smart thermostat specialist such as one from KDM Service Corporation can help. We can determine the issue and put in a C-wire, if necessary.
Smart thermostats like the Nest are designed to make your life more convenient, with automatic energy-efficient programming and the option to monitor temperatures while you’re on the go. It’s a time-consuming experience when yours won’t work like it should, but our heating and cooling experts at KDM Service Corporation can fix the problem in no time.
If you’re going through odd heating and cooling behavior with your new Nest, call us at 205-208-8090 to set up your appointment now.