Nest thermostat is used to control the cooling and heating system of households and offices. It is a wonderful device as it is powered by electricity and can be controlled through WIFI. Sometimes the Nest Thermostat might say delayed.
Today, we are going to discuss and find out what it means and what to do in that situation.
Why does my nest thermostat say delayed?
The nest thermostat can say delayed for several technical reasons. When the battery becomes drained out of power, the nest thermostat says the delayed. Newly installed and rebooted nest thermostat also showcases the delayed message. Missing C wire connection is another reason behind the message.
Your nest thermostat can say delayed for many reasons. Let’s discuss in detail about some of them.
Problem with installation:
A nest thermostat that has been installed very recently will take some time to adjust to the environment of your home or office. That is why it takes adequate time to perform its actions and showcase the delayed message.
This is not a serious problem as the nest thermostat will get used to the environment of your home or office automatically if it gets enough time.
Problem with rebooting:
Rebooting your nest thermostat will mean that the nest thermostat will have to start from zero with no data at all. The nest thermostat will show the delayed message when you start it after rebooting the system.
Over time, the nest thermostat will stop showing the delayed message as it continues to collect data.
Problem with wiring:
The nest thermostat is powered by the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) system of your home or office. The wiring system between your HVAC system and nest thermostat needs to be accurate.
Otherwise the nest thermostat will show a delayed message if the wiring circuit is incomplete. You can check the wiring circuit of your Nest thermostat by going through the settings.
Problem with battery:
Battery drainage can cause your Nest thermostat to show delayed messages. When the battery inside the nest thermostat can not provide adequate power to the thermostat, it takes time to become functional.
The lithium-ion battery inside the thermostat is powered by the HVAC system. Both the HVAC system and the battery will fail to perform if the battery becomes drained.
Why does my google nest say delayed?
Sometimes the google nest thermostat exhibits delayed messages with a time span. Let’s look at these different time spans and find out what it means.
For 5 minutes:
The “delayed for 5 minutes” message showcased by google nest thermostat is described as built in delay. The purpose of built in delay is to protect the important parts of the nest thermostat by giving them a required rest.
The built in delay is found in almost all modern HVAC systems and the google nest thermostat is no exception.
When the delayed for 5 minutes message is on, the temperature of the heating and cooling system rises or declines to adjust to the built in delay.
For 2 hours:
The google nest thermostat can display the delayed for 2 hours message for several reasons. When the battery becomes drained and can not power the thermostat properly, it exhibits the delayed for 2 hours message.
A newly installed or rebooted google nest thermostat will also showcase the delayed for 2 hours message. Because a newly installed or rebooted thermostat takes time to adjust to the environment of your home or office.
A wrongly wired google nest will also exhibit the delayed for 2 hours message because of power issues.
What does it mean when my Nest thermostat says delayed?
It can mean many different things when your Nest thermostat says delayed. Let’s discuss them in detail.
It needs time to adjust:
Your nest thermostat needs time to adjust to the home’s or office’s environment. If the nest thermostat has been recently installed, it will take a significant amount of time to adjust as it needs time to collect data to properly work with the HVAC system of your home or office.
The delayed message often means that you should give your nest thermostat an adequate amount of time to adjust. If you have rebooted your nest thermostat recently, then it will also take some time to adjust and will showcase the delayed message upon starting.
The battery needs attention:
The delayed message often means that you should pay attention to the battery of your nest thermostat. The nest thermostat is powered by a lithium-ion battery and this battery can wear out over time.
When the battery becomes drained, it takes time to become functional and at that moment the delayed message is showcased on the display.
The wiring needs attention:
The delayed message can also indicate a possible wiring mistake in the wiring circuit. The HVAC system and the nest thermostat need to work together to maintain the heating and the cooling of your home.
If there is any missing wire connection in the wiring circuit, the nest thermostat will show the delayed message and it will mean that you should check the wiring circuit between your HVAC system and the nest thermostat.
Do you need your nest thermostat repaired or reprogrammed?
The delayed message shown on the display of your nest thermostat will not always require repairing or reprogramming. But there are some instances that need appropriate action.
For instance, if there is a missing wire connection between your nest thermostat and the HVAC system, then you will need to repair it.
If the nest thermostat’s battery has completely drained out and become faulty, then you will need to replace the battery. After you have done repairing jobs on the nest thermostat, you will need to reprogram and reboot it.
The delayed message is a good indicator about when you need to work on your nest thermostat. The delayed message often indicates a drop in power which will require you to inspect the battery and wiring of the nest thermostat.
How do I fix the delay on my Nest thermostat?
Fixing the delay on your nest thermostat might seem like a daunting task if you do not have any prior experience. However, there are some steps and methods you can follow to fix this problem.
Work on the battery:
Your nest thermostat might be displaying the delayed message because of a drained battery. In that case, you will need to remove your nest thermostat from its spot and find the USB port on the nest thermostat.
You will have to charge the nest thermostat’s battery by connecting a charger to the USB port.
It will take approximately two hours to charge the thermostat’s battery. The nest thermostat will stop showcasing the delayed message after it has been charged fully.
Give it time:
Sometimes doing nothing can get you positive results and that is the case for the Nest thermostat. A newly installed or rebooted thermostat only requires time to stop showing the delayed message.
So you will have to give your nest thermostat some time to adjust instead of working on it.
Work on the wiring:
Sometimes faulty wiring inside the wiring circuit can be the reason behind the delayed message shown on the nest thermostat. You will have to check the state of the wiring by going through the settings of your nest thermostat and opening the equipment section.
This section will show any missing wire and you will have to connect that wire manually yourself or with the help of a professional.
How to install nest c-wire properly?
Installing nest c-wire is not a difficult task if you manage to follow the correct steps and methods. Let’s discuss them in detail.
Make a plan:
First of all, you will need to make a detailed plan about how you want to make the connection and the route of the wiring.
Work on the nest:
You will need to make the first connection on the terminal of your Nest thermostat. The C wire should be connected to the C terminal of the nest thermostat.
Work on the HVAC system:
After you have made a connection to the nest thermostat, you will need to bring the wire to the HVAC system and connect the wire to the C terminal of the HVAC system.
Confirm the connection:
In the final step, you will have to go through the settings of your nest thermostat to find out if the connection has been completed. The equipment menu will display the success of the connection.
A battery drained nest thermostat will display the delayed message and will require charging. Sometimes working on the missing C wire also solves the problem of the delayed message. A newly installed or rebooted nest thermostat does not require any attention when it shows the delayed message.