If you’re one of the average American households who spends more than $2,000 annually on energy costs, adding a smart thermostat is a fantastic way to keep heating and cooling expenses low. Although the majority of homes use programmable thermostats, yours probably isn’t being maximized because it’s on “hold” permanently.
When upgrading your thermostat, the Nest smart thermostat is one of the top sellers. That’s since it learns your temperature preferences and schedule, and then develops an energy-efficient schedule to match. You can also monitor and adjust it from almost anywhere with your smartphone.
For the average home, Nest says its thermostat saves about 10-12% on heating bills and about 15% on cooling costs. That’s about $131 to $145 saved each year, which helps the product pay for itself faster than two years. And the majority of utility providers provide 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 ensure it will work with your HVAC system. This is especially essential if your equipment is older. If it’s not, you might run into issues, like odd furnace or air conditioner behavior. That’s why it’s critical to have a specialist like Speedy Air Conditioning help you choose a new thermostat and handle your smart thermostat installation.
Here’s how to find out if the Nest can run with your HVAC system.
Nest is Compatible with Most Heating and Cooling Systems
The good news is that Nest created its thermostat to operate with many different 24-volt systems, including old ones.
This involves heating and cooling systems that use:
- Natural gas
Before you purchase a Nest, you can use the Compatibility Checker to provide a smooth transition. Once you’ve confirmed it’s a fit, your Nest will guide you through compatibility and wiring when you set it up.
The Nest Learning Thermostat can run with the biggest number of home comfort systems, like heat pumps, furnaces and air conditioners. It also operates with extremely energy-efficient multistage systems, dual-fuel equipment, humidifiers and dehumidifiers, but you’ll typically need a pro like Speedy Air Conditioning to complete the detailed wiring and setup procedures.
Does the Nest Need a C-Wire?
If you’ve done research on the Nest, you’ve probably come across details about the C-wire, or common wire. This wire runs your smart thermostat when it can’t pull adequate 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 use not much power. Many times, this means they can run normally without this wire.
Have a smart thermostat without a C-wire and noticing strange heating and cooling behavior? An HVAC professional like Speedy Air Conditioning can add a C-wire for you.
Our Pros Make Smart Thermostat Installation Quick
Installing a new thermostat makes it simple to stay on top of your heating and cooling bills while keeping your residences comfy. If you’re considering adding a Nest smart thermostat to your home, Speedy Air Conditioning can help you select the ideal model for your needs and then professionally install it. Reach us at 239-244-3439 to get started now!