If you’re amid the typical American households who spends more than $2,000 every year on heating and cooling bills, getting a smart thermostat is a good method to keep energy expenses under control. Although many residences have programmable thermostats, yours probably isn’t being made the most of as it’s on “hold” permanently.
When getting a new thermostat, the Nest smart thermostat is one of the top sellers. That’s due to the fact it picks up on your temperature preferences and routine, and then creates an energy-efficient schedule to match. You can also monitor and raise it from nearly anywhere with your smartphone.
On average, Nest says its thermostat saves about 10-12% on heating costs and about 15% on cooling costs. That’s about $131 to $145 saved annually, which helps it pay for itself in under two years. And most utility businesses have rebate programs that help you install a smart thermostat for free or close to it.
When you’re installing 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 aging. If it’s not, you might run into troubles, like erratic furnace or air conditioner behavior. That’s why it’s essential to have a specialist like Wallpe Heating & Cooling help you pick a new thermostat and do your smart thermostat installation.
Here’s how to find out if the Nest is compatible with your HVAC system.
Nest Runs 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 involves heating and cooling systems powered by:
- Natural gas
Before you purchase a Nest, you can run the Compatibility Checker to provide an easy transition. Once you’ve checked it’s a match, your Nest will lead you through compatibility and wiring when you start using it.
The Nest Learning Thermostat is compatible with the widest types of home comfort systems, such as heat pumps, furnaces and air conditioners. It also works with highly energy-efficient multistage systems, dual-fuel equipment, humidifiers and dehumidifiers, but you’ll likely need a professional like Wallpe Heating & Cooling to complete the in-depth wiring and setup steps.
Does the Nest Require a C-Wire?
If you’ve looked into the Nest, you’ve probably come across information about the C-wire, or common wire. This wire energizes your smart thermostat when it can’t get adequate power from the other wires.
If you don’t have a C-wire, it’s usually still all right to use a Nest. The company says its thermostats were created to use small amounts of power. Most of the time, this means they can run properly without this wire.
Have a smart thermostat without a C-wire and noticing odd heating and cooling behavior? An HVAC specialist like Wallpe Heating & Cooling can put in a C-wire for you.
Our Experts Make Smart Thermostat Installation Simple
Installing a new thermostat makes it a snap to stay on top of your utility and cooling costs while keeping your home comfy. If you’re thinking about adding a Nest smart thermostat to your residence, Wallpe Heating & Cooling can help you choose the best model for your needs and then professionally install it. Reach us at 812-663-7252 to begin today!