If you’re among the typical American households who pay more than $2,000 each year on heating and cooling bills, installing a smart thermostat is a great approach to keep heating and cooling expenses under control. Although the majority of homes have programmable thermostats, yours probably isn’t being used to the full advantage since it’s on “hold” permanently.
When installing a new thermostat, the Nest smart thermostat is one of the top sellers. That’s due to the fact it adjusts to your temperature preferences and routine, and then creates an energy-efficient schedule to match. You can also keep an eye on it and raise it from almost anywhere with your smartphone.
For the typical home, Nest says its thermostat saves about 10-12% on heating expenses and about 15% on cooling expenses. That’s about $131 to $145 saved annually, which helps the thermostat pay for itself in less two years. And many utility companies provide rebate programs that help you get 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 important if your equipment is aging. If it’s not, you could run into problems, like erratic furnace or air conditioner behavior. That’s why it’s important to have a expert like SchagrinGAS Company help you pick a new thermostat and handle your smart thermostat installation.
Here’s how to find out if the Nest will work with your HVAC system.
Nest Runs with Many Heating and Cooling Systems
The good news is that Nest designed its thermostat to run with many different 24-volt systems, including old ones.
This covers heating and cooling systems that use:
- Natural gas
Before you purchase a Nest, you can put your details into the Compatibility Checker to ensure an easy transition. Once you’ve checked it’s a fit, your Nest will guide you through compatibility and wiring when you start using it.
The Nest Learning Thermostat works with the largest number of home comfort equipment, including 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 professional like SchagrinGAS Company to complete the in-depth wiring and setup process.
Does the Nest Need a C-Wire?
If you’ve done research on the Nest, you’ve probably run into info about the C-wire, or common wire. This wire powers your smart thermostat when it can’t pull enough power from the other wires.
If you don’t have a C-wire, it’s probably still okay to use a Nest. The company says its thermostats were created to use not much power. Most of the time, this means they can operate properly without this wire.
Have a smart thermostat without a C-wire and experiencing odd heating and cooling behavior? An HVAC pro like SchagrinGAS Company can add a C-wire for you.
Our Experts Make Smart Thermostat Installation Simple
Installing a new thermostat makes it simple to keep track of your heating and cooling expenses while keeping your house comfortable. If you want to add a Nest smart thermostat to your home, SchagrinGAS Company can help you select the ideal model for your needs and then expertly install it. Call us at 302-231-1380 to start right away!