If you’re one of the average American households who pay more than $2,000 every year on energy expenses, adding a smart thermostat is a great approach to keep energy expenses low. Although many residences rely on programmable thermostats, yours likely isn’t being used to the full advantage since it’s on “hold” every day.
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 activities, and then develops an energy-efficient schedule to match. You can also monitor and adjust it from almost anywhere with your smartphone.
For the average 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 every year, which helps the product pay for itself faster than two years. And the majority of utility companies offer rebate programs that help you get 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 important if your equipment is older. If it’s not, you might experience problems, like weird furnace or air conditioner behavior. That’s why it’s essential to have a professional like Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc help you pick a new thermostat and handle your smart thermostat installation.
Here’s how to find out if the Nest can run with your HVAC system.
Nest Works with Many Heating and Cooling Systems
The good news is that Nest designed its thermostat to run with many different 24-volt systems, including aging ones.
This involves heating and cooling systems that run on:
- Natural gas
Before you purchase a Nest, you can put your details into the Compatibility Checker to ensure a smooth transition. Once you’ve double-checked it’s a fit, your Nest will guide you through compatibility and wiring when you set it up.
The Nest Learning Thermostat can run with the widest range of home comfort equipment, such as heat pumps, furnaces and air conditioners. It also runs with very energy-efficient multistage systems, dual-fuel equipment, humidifiers and dehumidifiers, but you’ll often need a pro like Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc to handle the in-depth wiring and setup procedures.
Does the Nest Need a C-Wire?
If you’ve done research on the Nest, you’ve likely found 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 ok to install a Nest. The company says its thermostats were made to use small amounts of power. In most cases, this means they can work correctly without this wire.
Have a smart thermostat without a C-wire and running into erratic heating and cooling behavior? An HVAC pro like Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc can put in a C-wire for you.
Our Professionals Make Smart Thermostat Installation Easy
Upgrading your thermostat makes it a snap to keep track of your heating and cooling bills while keeping your home comfortable. If you’re thinking about adding a Nest smart thermostat to your house, Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc can help you select the best model for your home and then skillfully install it. Call us at 877-389-2465 to start now!