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 through geofencing with your phone, the Nest Learning Thermostat and Nest E know when you’re at your house or away and can raise and lower temps 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 good idea to check the Nest thermostat compatibility checker before purchasing one. Don’t forget to contact your energy supplier for valuable rebates, since you may 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 hire a HVAC specialist like Marios Air Conditioning. If you’re putting it in on your own, you’ll notice a terminal for the C-wire, or common wire. This wire is just 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 because the thermostat can draw adequate power from other heating and cooling wires.

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The Google Nest Thermostat is better than outdated programmable thermostats that use a combination of wiring and AA batteries for power.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

8 Common Nest Thermostat Problems

If it can’t draw ample power, Nest says you could encounter some of these troubles:

  1. Poor battery life.
  2. Thermostat motion sensing won’t work.
  3. Your thermostat every now and then disconnects from Wi-Fi.
  4. Your system abruptly turns on or off, or won’t shut off.
  5. Your system is making odd noises, such as 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 notice on your Nest thermostat’s screen, such as “heating is delayed for 2:30 minutes.”
  8. The system fan is always running, won’t turn on or turns off and on frequently in a short period of time.

You may believe something is up with your heating and cooling system, but if you just started using the Nest, we advise you begin with your thermostat right away. This is especially timely if the weather is temperate, and you haven’t been running your heat or air conditioning frequently.

Our Pros Can Solve Nest Thermostat Problems

If you’ve tried Nest thermostat troubleshooting on your own but can’t repair the issue, a smart thermostat pro including one from Marios Air Conditioning can support you. We can diagnose the issue and add a C-wire, if required.

Smart thermostats such as the Nest are made to make your life more convenient, through automatic energy-efficient programming and the ability to monitor temps while you’re away from home. It’s a frustrating experience when yours won’t run properly, but our heating and cooling experts at Marios Air Conditioning can resolve the trouble quickly.

If you’re going through weird heating and cooling behavior with your new Nest, reach out to us at 760-314-4766 to set up your appointment today.