If you purchased the Nest Thermostat you probably heard about the recent issues and may be living in fear of being left without heat in the dead of winter.
We are here to calm your fears!
For more detailed instructions, please visit Nest Support page. For a quick overview, keep on reading:
Nest Thermostats that were recently updated to software version 5.1.3 or later may have some problems, including becoming unresponsive, not effectively charging the battery, or turning off completely. Nest suggests recharging and restarting your thermostat to rectify the issue and get it up and going again.
Symptoms of this issue include the following:
- the thermostat being offline in the Nest’s mobile app and disconnected from the Wi-Fi
- the thermostat alerts you that the battery is low and it needs to turn itself off
- the thermostat’s animations are slower than usual
- the thermostat shows a message saying, “Please remove the thermostat from its base, then reattach it;”
- the thermostat’s display is dark and unresponsive (you may also have a blinking red or green light above the display)
- the thermostat can’t control the corresponding heating and cooling unit(s)
If your Nest Thermostat will turn on but you can’t control it or it’s acting sluggish, try manually restarting it and turn the thermostat off and then back on again. If your Nest Thermostat is off and won’t turn on, take the thermostat off the base and charge it using a a USB charger plugged into the wall or a computer.
PLEASE READ: Do not try to manually restart your thermostat while it’s still connected to a computer for charging. (They didn’t elaborate why, but if Nest Support says don’t do it, DON’T.)
After approximately 10 minutes of charging, unplug the Nest Thermostat from the USB charger. If the thermostat has turned on during this time, turn it off and then turn it back on again, manually restarting the Nest. Once it has completed the restart, plug it back in to reach full charge. After another 60 minutes of charging, disconnect the Nest Thermostat and reconnect it to its base.
You should be be ready to go and this point, but again, for more thorough instructions and information, please see Nest Support.
If you have tried both of these processes and the Nest Thermostat is still having issues, you will need to bring in some experts. Enter us! If All American Air Service Experts put in your Nest Thermostat, please give us a call at 386-310-2061 or schedule an appointment online. If your Nest Thermostat was not installed by All American Air Service Experts, please connect with Nest Support here.
Also, do not let this occurrence scare you about your Nest’s reliability. By owning and properly operating Nest, your thermostat is honestly saving money for you every day. When set it up properly, Nest intelligently learns your lifestyle, then adapts your heating and cooling use to optimize energy savings daily, which typically results in payback within a year. And, Nest is still one of the only thermostats under $300 on the market that does this. So don’t let one problem get you down. You were smart to invest in a Nest, because a smart thermostat is still one of the top investments in your home that you can make.