If you’re one of the usual American households who spends more than $2,000 each year on utility bills, installing a smart thermostat is a good approach to keep heating and cooling expenses managed. Although most residences have programmable thermostats, chances are yours isn’t being maximized since it’s on “hold” all the time.
When getting a new thermostat, the Nest smart thermostat is one of the most popular options. That’s due to the fact it adjusts to your temperature preferences and routine, and then creates an energy-efficient schedule to match. You can also check and raise it from nearly anywhere with your smartphone.
For the typical home, Nest says its thermostat saves about 10-12% on heating expenses and about 15% on cooling bills. That’s about $131 to $145 saved every year, which helps the product pay for itself in less two years. And most utility companies have rebate programs that help you purchase a smart thermostat for free or close to it.
When you’re upgrading to a smart home thermostat, you’ll want to be sure it will work with your HVAC system. This is especially essential if your equipment is getting old. If it’s not, you could have issues, like weird furnace or air conditioner behavior. That’s why it’s important to have a expert like Four Seasons Air Conditioning and Heating LLC help you pick a new thermostat and do your smart thermostat installation.
Here’s how to find out if the Nest will work with your HVAC system.
Nest Works with Most Heating and Cooling Systems
The good news is that Nest designed its thermostat to operate with many different 24-volt systems, including old ones.
This includes heating and cooling systems powered by:
- Natural gas
Before you purchase a Nest, you can put your details into the Compatibility Checker to make sure you have a simple transition. Once you’ve checked it’s a fit, your Nest will work you through compatibility and wiring during the setup process.
The Nest Learning Thermostat is compatible with the biggest types of home comfort units, like heat pumps, furnaces and air conditioners. It also works with extremely energy-efficient multistage systems, dual-fuel equipment, humidifiers and dehumidifiers, but you’ll often need a pro like Four Seasons Air Conditioning and Heating LLC to complete the detailed wiring and setup procedures.
Does the Nest Have to Have a C-Wire?
If you’ve looked into the Nest, you’ve potentially come across info about the C-wire, or common wire. This wire runs your smart thermostat when it can’t get ample power from the other wires.
If you don’t have a C-wire, it’s likely still okay to use a Nest. The company says its thermostats were designed to use not much power. Many times, this means they can work normally without this wire.
Have a smart thermostat without a C-wire and experiencing erratic heating and cooling behavior? An HVAC specialist like Four Seasons Air Conditioning and Heating LLC can add a C-wire for you.
Our Experts Make Smart Thermostat Installation Quick
Upgrading your thermostat makes it easier to keep track of your heating and cooling costs while keeping your residences comfortable. If you’re thinking about adding a Nest smart thermostat to your home, Four Seasons Air Conditioning and Heating LLC can help you select the ideal model for your home and then professionally install it. Give us a call at 361-214-1203 to start now!