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Nest Not Controlling Temperature? Troubleshooting Your Nest Learning Thermostat (UK Edition)

Is your Nest Learning Thermostat (3rd gen) misbehaving? You’re not alone. Many UK users encounter situations where the thermostat doesn’t seem to be regulating heating or hot water as expected. Here are some common problems and solutions to get your Nest back on track:

Common Problems:

  • Temperature Not Reaching Target: This can be frustrating! The room might feel cooler or warmer than desired despite adjusting the thermostat.
  • Schedule Not Followed: The programmed heating or hot water schedule isn’t being adhered to, leaving your comfort at risk.
  • Short Cycling: The boiler keeps turning on and off in bursts, or staying on constantly maybe leading to inefficiency or potential straining the system.

Possible Solutions:

  • Check the Basics: First things first, ensure your thermostat is set to “Heat” or “Hot Water” mode depending on what you’re trying to adjust. Also, verify the target temperature is set correctly.
  • Verify Schedule: Double-check your programmed schedule. Did you accidentally disable heating or hot water for a specific time? Ensure your schedule aligns with your desired comfort periods and hot water schedule is enabled on your display. 
  • Auto-Schedule Blues: The Nest Learning Thermostat can adjust your schedule automatically based on your habits. While convenient, it might not always align with your preferences. Try turning off Auto-Schedule and set your ideal program manually.
  • Location, Location, Location: The Nest display uses sensors to monitor temperature and then regulate the heating. Make sure furniture or other objects aren’t smothering it, which could providing inaccurate readings.
  • Crossed Wires (Literally): While uncommon, there could be a wiring issue between your Nest and the boiler or heating wiring centre. If you’re not comfortable checking wiring yourself, consult a qualified.Nest Pro installer.
  • Reboot and Refresh: Sometimes, a simple restart can work wonders. Try turning off your Nest, waiting a minute, then powering it back on. You can also try resetting your Nest to factory settings (consult the Nest app for instructions).

Additional Tips:

  • App Power: Ensure your Nest app is up-to-date and your phone’s location services are enabled for optimal functionality.
  • Internet Blues: A weak Wi-Fi connection can disrupt communication between your Nest and the app. Check your Wi-Fi signal strength and consider restarting your router if necessary.
  • Professional Help: If none of these solutions work, there might be a deeper issue. Consider contacting a Nest Pro installer to diagnose and fix the problem.

Remember: For complex issues or concerns about electrical wiring, always seek help from a qualified professional. With a little troubleshooting, you can get your Nest back to keeping your home comfortable and energy-efficient.

Written by – NPL Team 8 June 2024