The Nest thermostat is one of the best-selling smart thermostats on the market today. And for good reason. It figures out your temperature preferences and develops an energy-efficient schedule to match. And using geofencing with your phone, the Nest Learning Thermostat and Nest E realize when you’re at your residence or gone 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 provider for valuable rebates, because you could be able to get a Nest for free or close to it.

Once you’ve checked it’s compatible, you can either install it without help or hire a HVAC pro like Comfort Concepts Heating & Air Conditioning. If you’re putting it in on your own, you’ll spot 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 the majority of cases, Nest says this isn’t a setback as the thermostat can draw ample power from other heating and cooling wires.

In some instances, your heating and cooling system may need that C-wire. And here’s why.

Why Your Nest Keeps Losing Power and Other Malfunctions

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

8 Common Nest Thermostat Issues

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

  1. Poor battery life.
  2. Thermostat motion sensing is disabled.
  3. Your thermostat occasionally disconnects from Wi-Fi.
  4. Your system abruptly turns on or off, or won’t stop running.
  5. Your system is producing odd noises, such as chattering, stuttering, clicking or thumping.
  6. Heating or cooling is short cycling, or constantly turning on and off in a short period of time.
  7. There is a delay message on your Nest thermostat’s screen, like “heating is delayed for 2:30 minutes.”
  8. The system fan is constantly running, won’t switch on or turns off and on rapidly in a short period of time.

You might think something is suspect with your heating and cooling system, but if you just installed the Nest, we advise you check your thermostat right away. This is especially pertinent if the weather is temperate, and you haven’t been using your heat or air conditioning frequently.

Our Specialists Can Resolve Nest Thermostat Issues

If you’ve gone through Nest thermostat troubleshooting without help but can’t solve the dilemma, a smart thermostat pro including one from Comfort Concepts Heating & Air Conditioning can assist you. We can identify the issue and add a C-wire, if necessary.

Smart thermostats such as the Nest are created to make your life easier, by automatic energy-efficient programming and the opportunity to monitor settings while you’re on the go. It’s a frustrating experience when yours won’t work properly, but our heating and cooling experts at Comfort Concepts Heating & Air Conditioning can fix the problem in no time.

If you’re going through strange heating and cooling behavior with your new Nest, reach out to us at 405-494-7444 to set up your appointment right away.