If you’re one of the usual American households who shell out more than $2,000 each year on energy bills, installing a smart thermostat is an excellent approach to keep heating and cooling costs managed. Although many residences use programmable thermostats, chances are yours isn’t being used to the full advantage as it’s on “hold” every day.
When upgrading your thermostat, the Nest smart thermostat is one of the top sellers. That’s because it picks up on your temperature preferences and routine, and then creates an energy-efficient schedule to match. You can also keep an eye on it and adjust it from just about anywhere with your smartphone.
For the typical home, Nest says its thermostat saves about 10-12% on heating bills and about 15% on cooling bills. That’s about $131 to $145 saved each year, which helps the thermostat pay for itself in less two years. And most utility providers provide 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 make sure it’s compatible with your HVAC system. This is especially true if your equipment is older. If it’s not, you could have issues, like erratic furnace or air conditioner behavior. That’s why it’s critical to have a professional like Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc help you choose a new thermostat and handle your smart thermostat installation.
Here’s how to figure out if the Nest is compatible with your HVAC system.
Nest Works with Most Heating and Cooling Systems
The good news is that Nest made its thermostat to run with many different 24-volt systems, including aging ones.
This covers heating and cooling systems powered by:
- Natural gas
Before you purchase a Nest, you can run the Compatibility Checker to make sure you have an easy transition. Once you’ve confirmed it’s a fit, your Nest will work you through compatibility and wiring when you start using it.
The Nest Learning Thermostat works with the largest range of home comfort equipment, 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 likely need a pro like Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc to complete the complicated wiring and setup procedures.
Does the Nest Require a C-Wire?
If you’ve read up on the Nest, you’ve potentially come across information about the C-wire, or common wire. This wire energizes 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 all right to use a Nest. The company says its thermostats were created to use not much power. In most cases, this means they can operate normally without this wire.
Have a smart thermostat without a C-wire and running into odd heating and cooling behavior? An HVAC specialist like Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc can add a C-wire for you.
Our Professionals Make Smart Thermostat Installation Simple
Upgrading your thermostat makes it simple to manage your utility and cooling expenses while keeping your house comfortable. If you want to add a Nest smart thermostat to your residence, Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc can help you select the right model for your budget and then skillfully install it. Reach us at 602-832-7808 to get started today!