If you’re amid the usual American households who pay more than $2,000 every year on utility expenses, getting a smart thermostat is a fantastic method to keep heating and cooling costs managed. Although many houses have programmable thermostats, chances are yours isn’t being maximized because it’s on “hold” all the time.
When installing a new thermostat, the Nest smart thermostat is one of the top sellers. That’s since it adjusts to your temperature preferences and schedule, and then creates an energy-efficient schedule to match. You can also check and adjust it from almost anywhere with your smartphone.
On average, Nest says its thermostat saves about 10-12% on heating bills and about 15% on cooling expenses. That’s about $131 to $145 saved each year, which helps it pay for itself faster than two years. And most utility providers provide rebate programs that help you purchase a smart thermostat for free or close to it.
When you’re installing a smart home thermostat, you’ll want to be sure it works with your HVAC system. This is especially essential if your equipment is aging. If it’s not, you could run into troubles, like erratic furnace or air conditioner behavior. That’s why it’s essential to have a pro like H & H Service Company help you select a new thermostat and take care of your smart thermostat installation.
Here’s how to find out if the Nest is compatible with your HVAC system.
Nest Runs with Many Heating and Cooling Systems
The good news is that Nest made its thermostat to run 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 put your details into the Compatibility Checker to make sure you have an easy transition. Once you’ve checked it will work, 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 units, like heat pumps, furnaces and air conditioners. It also runs with extremely energy-efficient multistage systems, dual-fuel equipment, humidifiers and dehumidifiers, but you’ll likely need a professional like H & H Service Company to handle the in-depth wiring and setup procedures.
Does the Nest Have to Have a C-Wire?
If you’ve read up on the Nest, you’ve likely come across details about the C-wire, or common wire. This wire runs 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 okay to install a Nest. The company says its thermostats were designed to use small amounts of power. Many times, 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 professional like H & H Service Company can add a C-wire for you.
Our Professionals Make Smart Thermostat Installation Easy
Installing a new thermostat makes it easier to manage your energy and cooling bills while keeping your home cozy. If you’re thinking about adding a Nest smart thermostat to your residence, H & H Service Company can help you select the best model for your home and then skillfully install it. Give us a call at 717-220-4502 to get started right away!