If you’re amid the usual American households who spends more than $2,000 each year on heating and cooling bills, installing a smart thermostat is a good method to keep heating and cooling expenses managed. Although the majority of homes have programmable thermostats, chances are yours isn’t being used to the full advantage as it’s on “hold” every day.
When installing a new thermostat, the Nest smart thermostat is one of the top sellers. That’s due to the fact it learns your temperature preferences and schedule, and then creates an energy-efficient schedule to match. You can also check and adjust it from almost anywhere with your smartphone.
On average, Nest says its thermostat saves about 10-12% on heating costs and about 15% on cooling bills. That’s about $131 to $145 saved every year, which helps it pay for itself faster than two years. And many utility companies provide rebate programs that help you purchase a smart thermostat for free or close to it.
When you’re installing a smart home thermostat, you’ll want to ensure it works with your HVAC system. This is especially true if your equipment is older. If it’s not, you might run into issues, like erratic furnace or air conditioner behavior. That’s why it’s critical to have a pro like Temperature Doctors Heating & Cooling, Inc help you choose a new thermostat and do your smart thermostat installation.
Here’s how to figure out if the Nest will work with your HVAC system.
Nest Works with the Majority of Heating and Cooling Systems
The good news is that Nest designed its thermostat to work with many different 24-volt systems, including older ones.
This covers heating and cooling systems that run on:
- Natural gas
Before you get a Nest, you can use the Compatibility Checker to make sure you have a simple transition. Once you’ve checked it’s a fit, your Nest will lead you through compatibility and wiring when you start using it.
The Nest Learning Thermostat works with the largest range of home comfort equipment, including heat pumps, furnaces and air conditioners. It also works with very energy-efficient multistage systems, dual-fuel equipment, humidifiers and dehumidifiers, but you’ll likely need a specialist like Temperature Doctors Heating & Cooling, Inc to do the detailed wiring and setup procedures.
Does the Nest Need a C-Wire?
If you’ve done research on the Nest, you’ve likely run into information about the C-wire, or common wire. This wire runs your smart thermostat when it can’t pull enough power from the other wires.
If you don’t have a C-wire, it’s probably still all right to install a Nest. The company says its thermostats were created to require not much power. In most cases, this means they can operate correctly without this wire.
Have a smart thermostat without a C-wire and running into strange heating and cooling behavior? An HVAC specialist like Temperature Doctors Heating & Cooling, Inc can install a C-wire for you.
Our Pros Make Smart Thermostat Installation Easy
Upgrading your thermostat makes it easier to manage your heating and cooling costs while keeping your house comfortable. If you’re considering adding a Nest smart thermostat to your residence, Temperature Doctors Heating & Cooling, Inc can help you select the ideal model for your budget and then professionally install it. Reach us at (815)914-6197 to get started today!