If you’re one of the typical American households who shell out more than $2,000 each year on utility expenses, getting a smart thermostat is a great approach to keep energy bills managed. Although the majority of residences rely on programmable thermostats, yours likely isn’t being used to the full advantage as it’s on “hold” every day.
When getting a new thermostat, the Nest smart thermostat is one of the top sellers. That’s since it adjusts to your temperature preferences and activities, and then makes an energy-efficient schedule to match. You can also monitor and lower 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 costs. That’s about $131 to $145 saved each year, which helps it pay for itself in under two years. And most utility providers offer rebate programs that help you install 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’s compatible with your HVAC system. This is especially essential if your equipment is older. If it’s not, you could have problems, like odd furnace or air conditioner behavior. That’s why it’s critical to have a specialist like Cooler Tymes LLC help you pick a new thermostat and do your smart thermostat installation.
Here’s how to figure out if the Nest is compatible with your HVAC system.
Nest Works with the Majority of Heating and Cooling Systems
The good news is that Nest made its thermostat to work with many different 24-volt systems, including older ones.
This involves heating and cooling systems powered by:
- Natural gas
Before you get a Nest, you can run the Compatibility Checker to make sure you have a smooth transition. Once you’ve confirmed it’s a fit, your Nest will lead you through compatibility and wiring when you start using it.
The Nest Learning Thermostat can run with the biggest types of home comfort systems, such as heat pumps, furnaces and air conditioners. It also operates with very energy-efficient multistage systems, dual-fuel equipment, humidifiers and dehumidifiers, but you’ll typically need a pro like Cooler Tymes LLC to handle the complicated wiring and setup procedures.
Does the Nest Require a C-Wire?
If you’ve looked into the Nest, you’ve potentially found 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 usually still okay to use a Nest. The company says its thermostats were made to use little power. Most of the time, this means they can work correctly without this wire.
Have a smart thermostat without a C-wire and running into strange heating and cooling behavior? An HVAC pro like Cooler Tymes LLC can put in a C-wire for you.
Our Pros Make Smart Thermostat Installation Simple
Installing a new thermostat makes it easier to manage your energy and cooling bills while keeping your home comfy. If you’re considering adding a Nest smart thermostat to your home, Cooler Tymes LLC can help you find the ideal model for your home and then professionally install it. Call us at 623-208-6444 to get started today!