The Nest thermostat is one of the best-selling smart thermostats on the market today. And for good reason. It picks up on your temperature preferences and makes 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 home or away and can raise and lower temps to help you save even more.

The Nest works with a vast range of 24-volt heating and cooling systems, but it’s always a wise idea to visit the Nest thermostat compatibility checker before purchasing one. Don’t forget to talk 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 install it on your own or contact a HVAC pro like Refrigeration Systems Ltd.. If you’re putting it in yourself, you’ll spot 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 the majority of cases, Nest says this isn’t a setback since the thermostat can get enough power from other heating and cooling wires.

Sometimes, your heating and cooling system might need that C-wire. And here’s why.

Why Your Nest Keeps Losing Power and Other Malfunctions

The Google Nest Thermostat is better than outdated programmable thermostats that have a combination of wiring and AA batteries for power. It relies on a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and wiring to link to Wi-Fi, power its digital display and turn on your heating and cooling system.

8 Common Nest Thermostat Problems

If it can’t draw adequate juice, Nest says you could have some of these troubles:

  1. Short battery life.
  2. Thermostat motion sensing won’t operate.
  3. Your thermostat every now and then disconnects from Wi-Fi.
  4. Your system abruptly turns on or off, or won’t turn off.
  5. Your system is producing strange noises, like chattering, stuttering, clicking or thumping.
  6. Heating or cooling is short cycling, or repeatedly turning on and off in a short period of time.
  7. There is a delay notification on your Nest thermostat’s screen, like “heating is delayed for 2:30 minutes.”
  8. The system fan is always running, won’t turn on or turns off and on repeatedly in a short period of time.

You may believe something is suspect with your heating and cooling system, but if you just started using the Nest, we advise you start with your thermostat initially. This is especially timely if the weather is moderate, and you haven’t been using your heat or air conditioning frequently.

Our Professionals Can Solve Nest Thermostat Problems

If you’ve attempted Nest thermostat troubleshooting without help but can’t solve the problem, a smart thermostat professional like one from Refrigeration Systems Ltd. can support you. We can determine the malfunction and install a C-wire, if needed.

Smart thermostats like the Nest are designed to make your life more convenient, by automatic energy-efficient programming and the opportunity to check temps while you’re away from home. It’s a frustrating experience when yours won’t work properly, but our heating and cooling experts at Refrigeration Systems Ltd. can resolve the trouble fast.

If you’re running into odd heating and cooling behavior with your new Nest, give us a call at 778-693-2532 to book your appointment now.