The Nest thermostat is one of the most popular smart thermostats on the market today. And for good reason. It picks up on your temperature preferences and creates an energy-efficient schedule to match. And using geofencing with your phone, the Nest Learning Thermostat and Nest E know when you’re at your residence or gone and can raise and lower temps to help you save even more.

The Nest can be used with a vast range of 24-volt heating and cooling systems, but it’s always a good idea to check the Nest thermostat compatibility checker before purchasing one. Don’t forget to contact your energy provider for valuable rebates, as you might 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 contact a HVAC pro like Myers Furnace Company. If you’re putting it in yourself, 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 adequate power from other heating and cooling wires.

In some cases, your heating and cooling system might have to have that C-wire. And here’s why.

Why Your Nest Keeps Losing Power and Other Issues

The Google Nest Thermostat is better than older programmable thermostats that use a combination of wiring and AA batteries for power. It relies on 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 Malfunctions

If it can’t draw adequate electricity, Nest says you might run into some of these issues:

  1. Bad battery life.
  2. Thermostat motion sensing won’t work.
  3. Your thermostat every now and then disconnects from Wi-Fi.
  4. Your system unexpectedly turns on or off, or won’t shut off.
  5. Your system is producing weird 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 notification on your Nest thermostat’s screen, like “heating is delayed for 2:30 minutes.”
  8. The system fan is constantly on, won’t turn on or turns off and on frequently in a short period of time.

You may believe something is suspect with your heating and cooling system, but if you just installed the Nest, it’s best to start with your thermostat first. This is especially timely if the weather is temperate, and you haven’t been running your heat or air conditioning consistently.

Our Specialists Can Resolve Nest Thermostat Troubles

If you’ve gone through Nest thermostat troubleshooting on your own but can’t fix the issue, a smart thermostat specialist such as one from Myers Furnace Company can provide support. We can determine the malfunction and put in a C-wire, if required.

Smart thermostats such as the Nest are made to make your life simpler, by automatic energy-efficient programming and the ability to monitor temperatures while you’re away from home. It’s an annoying experience when yours won’t run properly, but our heating and cooling pros at Myers Furnace Company can fix the issue in no time.

If you’re going through atypical heating and cooling behavior with your new Nest, call us at 816-249-1619 to schedule your appointment right away.