If you’re amid the usual American households who pay more than $2,000 annually on utility expenses, installing a smart thermostat is an excellent way to keep energy costs managed. Although most residences rely on programmable thermostats, yours likely isn’t being used to the full advantage as it’s on “hold” permanently.
When upgrading your thermostat, the Nest smart thermostat is one of the most popular options. That’s since it picks up on your temperature preferences and activities, and then makes an energy-efficient schedule to match. You can also check and adjust it from almost anywhere with your smartphone.
For the typical home, Nest says its thermostat saves about 10-12% on heating costs and about 15% on cooling expenses. That’s about $131 to $145 saved each year, which helps the product pay for itself quicker than two years. And most utility companies have rebate programs that help you get a smart thermostat for free or close to it.
When you’re getting a smart home thermostat, you’ll want to be sure it works with your HVAC system. This is especially essential if your equipment is getting old. If it’s not, you might experience problems, like weird furnace or air conditioner behavior. That’s why it’s important to have a specialist like Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc help you pick a new thermostat and take care of your smart thermostat installation.
Here’s how to determine if the Nest can run with your HVAC system.
Nest is Compatible with Many Heating and Cooling Systems
The good news is that Nest made its thermostat to run with many different 24-volt systems, including old ones.
This covers heating and cooling systems that run on:
- Natural gas
Before you buy a Nest, you can put your details into the Compatibility Checker to make sure you have a smooth transition. Once you’ve double-checked it’s compatible, your Nest will work you through compatibility and wiring when you set it up.
The Nest Learning Thermostat is compatible with the biggest number of home comfort equipment, like heat pumps, furnaces and air conditioners. It also runs with highly energy-efficient multistage systems, dual-fuel equipment, humidifiers and dehumidifiers, but you’ll often need a pro like Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc to handle the in-depth wiring and setup steps.
Does the Nest Require a C-Wire?
If you’ve read up on the Nest, you’ve probably come across info about the C-wire, or common wire. This wire energizes your smart thermostat when it can’t get ample power from the other wires.
If you don’t have a C-wire, it’s probably still all right to get a Nest. The company says its thermostats were created to require little power. Many times, this means they can operate normally without this wire.
Have a smart thermostat without a C-wire and noticing strange heating and cooling behavior? An HVAC specialist like Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc can put in a C-wire for you.
Our Pros Make Smart Thermostat Installation Simple
Getting a new thermostat makes it a snap to keep track of your heating and cooling costs while keeping your home comfortable. If you’re thinking about adding a Nest smart thermostat to your home, Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc can help you find the right model for your needs and then skillfully install it. Reach us at 251-471-2674 to start today!