7 Ways To Fix NEST Delayed

NEST Delayed
NEST Delayed

NEST Thermostats are undoubtedly the best ones out there, and that makes it just the perfect choice for you to have for your home.

Everything from the pricing and features is great, and you will not have to worry about paying a hefty price for this system.

Needless to say, the aesthetic design that makes your place look a lot more modernistic and allows you great control over the thermostat with all those cool options.

You also get to enjoy great connectivity and wireless command options through any smartphone device or web interface, allowing you to control the temperature at your place before you leave for home from work.

There are also loads and loads of features there like delayed turning on to keep your parts from wear and tear and to ensure optimal energy is being used and none wasted during the process. 

So, you will have a great experience overall with all that, and that is something hard to live without once you are hooked up to it.

Although the system is pretty flawless, and there are not any significant errors on the NEST interface, you might be facing an issue or two, such as delayed command processing, and here is how you can fix it in no time at all.

NEST Delayed

  1. Check the Delay Settings

The first thing that you need to check on is the settings for delay intervals in your application. The delay interval determines how long your NEST Thermostat takes to start up the heating or cooling system once you turn it on.

So, all you need to do here is make sure that the delay is only set to the lowest settings with nothing there that can delay turning it on.

Make sure that you don’t go below the recommended time there, and that will help you not get any components to go bad or develop any wear or tear on them.

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Once you adjust the timer, restart your NEST thermostat, and that will ensure all the settings are in order to make it work for you perfectly as you want it to.

Now, you also might have to consider some other factors that can contribute to the delay, and you need to have them fixed.

These factors might have nothing to do with the delay, as you have that fixed up already, so the things you will need to check afterward are mentioned below.

  1. Ensure the Stability of the Internet Connection

Now, you will need to give a closer look at the internet settings to ensure that there is not any delay there.

You know the drill, as the NEST thermostat is connected over the Wi-Fi connection, and all the communication takes place there from your device to the thermostat. 

You need to ensure that your thermostat and the device you are using to control the thermostat are getting the right internet coverage and speed, so there are no delays there.

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You might also need to rule out the possibility of having any VPN enabled on your router or the device to ensure that that is not messing up any commands on your NEST Thermostat.

Once you have taken care of all that, you will be able to get the NEST Thermostat to work out faster for you.

  1. Update the Application

You will need to update the application on your phone if you are using that to control your NEST Thermostat.

An outdated application or one that might have developed some kind of error can be the culprit here, and updating the application will solve it for you.

You need to start by clearing up the data on your application and then uninstalling the application from your phone. 

Once you have it uninstalled, you will be able to install the latest version of the application from your relevant app store.

The application update will fix up any issue that you might have been facing with the delay, and you can have the best of your Thermostat again.

  1. Reset the Thermostat

Now, if nothing else has worked for you yet, you will need to get the old leaf out of the book and reset the thermostat.

The NEST Thermostats are designed to update automatically, but they can also develop some errors, and that might be the problem here.

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Once you have reset the thermostat, it will not only wipe out all the settings but will also trigger an update, and that way, you can make it work perfectly once it is restarted again.

  1. Fix the Wiring

The next thing that you need to check is the wiring side of things. There might be issues with the wiring and the power connections. So, you have to sort them out accordingly when the response from the unit is not good enough.

You have to make sure that the unit is receiving sufficient power from the wiring and that the batteries are not under load.

That will help you with the power issues, and the delayed message will disappear. So, when you’re stuck in these errors, be sure to check up on the wiring side of things.

All that you’re trying to do here is make sure that the power connections are not loose and the wiring is not frayed. If you do find there to be damage to the wiring and the power connections, you should hire an expert. 

There is no point in trying to fix the wiring yourself, and seeking help from the experts is always the better idea.

You will be able to save yourself a ton of hassle when an expert is helping you out. So, be sure to reach out when you’re stuck.

From there, you can hire an expert every six months to check up on the wiring.

The response from the unit will be suboptimal, and the system will not get engaged when the power output is not enough. Moreover, you will risk electrocuting yourself when you try to fix the wiring on your own. 

  1. Check On The Battery

After checking the wiring side of things, you also have to adjust the battery installed in this system. The situation with the battery can be a bit serious, and you will have to get the battery replaced.


Luckily, battery replacement is not that expensive, and you should be able to accommodate the expense.

Keep in mind that you will have to cycle through a few guides and online tutorials when it comes to replacing the battery.

Otherwise, you will remain stuck in these errors, and fixing the unit will be pretty challenging for you, to say the least. 

A good idea here is to take the thermostat to the local repair center and have an expert disassemble the unit, and install the new battery. That will have you sorted out, and you will not have to bother with the same complications again. 

  1. Call Customer Care 

Lastly, you should just call it a day and reach out to the official support team about this issue. The experts working on the support forums will be more than happy to help you out, and you will avoid a ton of hassle down the road.

All it takes on your end is to check up on the hardware and make sure that the unit itself is not damaged.

If you find the unit to be in rough shape or you can’t seem to get through the programming errors, getting official support is a good idea.

You just have to engage the official support team, and they will be more than happy to help you out. The support behind this brand is beyond amazing, and you can rely on the officials when you get stuck in these errors. 

So, there is no point in wasting hours of your time trying to fix the unit yourself, and getting help from the officials will have you sorted out.

Wrapping Up

The situation with the delayed message on the NEST system doesn’t always mean that your unit is defective. You can almost always trace this issue back to faulty wiring or a drained battery.

So, if you’re stuck in the same error, just adjust the power side of things.

It might seem like a hassle, but you will be sorted out in no time when it comes to adjusting the power to the system.

Most of the time, it will take you less than a few minutes to check up on the battery status and to fix the wiring. You can further use a multimeter to help you here.


With that said, there are other factors that can also play into the same errors.

These factors are mostly related to the programming side of things, and you should focus on refreshing the programming by rebooting the system or power cycling it completely. 

From there, you need to let the thermostat adjust the temperature for a few hours and then check on the system for the delayed message again.

Chances are that you will not have to deal with this complication again when you’re talking about fixing the system. 

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