The Nest thermostat is one of the best-selling smart thermostats you can buy. And for good reason. It figures out your temperature preferences and makes an energy-efficient schedule to match. And by geofencing with your phone, the Nest Learning Thermostat and Nest E know when you’re at your residence or away 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 use the Nest thermostat compatibility checker before purchasing one. Don’t forget to contact your energy supplier for valuable rebates, as you may 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 call a HVAC specialist like Ohler & Holzhauer Inc.. If you’re putting it in yourself, 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. In most cases, Nest says this isn’t a setback as the thermostat can pull enough power from other heating and cooling wires.

In some instances, your heating and cooling system might require 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 aging programmable thermostats that have 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 operate your heating and cooling system.

8 Common Nest Thermostat Issues

If it can’t receive enough juice, Nest says you might encounter some of these troubles:

  1. Poor battery life.
  2. Thermostat motion sensing won’t work.
  3. Your thermostat sometimes disconnects from Wi-Fi.
  4. Your system abruptly turns on or off, or won’t turn off.
  5. Your system is making weird noises, like chattering, stuttering, clicking or thumping.
  6. Heating or cooling is short cycling, or frequently 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 constantly on, won’t switch on or turns off and on rapidly in a short period of time.

You may worry something is up with your heating and cooling system, but if you just installed the Nest, we recommend you check your thermostat first. This is especially timely if the weather is moderate, and you haven’t been using your heat or air conditioning frequently.

Our Professionals Can Fix Nest Thermostat Troubles

If you’ve tried Nest thermostat troubleshooting by yourself but can’t solve the issue, a smart thermostat specialist like one from Ohler & Holzhauer Inc. can provide support. We can diagnose the problem and add a C-wire, if needed.

Smart thermostats such as the Nest are created to make your life easier, with automatic energy-efficient programming and the option to keep an eye on temperatures while you’re on the go. It’s a frustrating experience when yours won’t run properly, but our heating and cooling pros at Ohler & Holzhauer Inc. can take care of the issue in no time.

If you’re running into atypical heating and cooling behavior with your new Nest, give us a call at 419-465-8722 to book your appointment now.