If you’re one of the average American households who spends more than $2,000 each year on utility costs, getting a smart thermostat is a great way to keep energy bills under control. Although the majority of homes rely on programmable thermostats, yours probably isn’t being used to the full advantage since it’s on “hold” all the time.
When upgrading your thermostat, the Nest smart thermostat is one of the best sellers. That’s due to the fact it picks up on your temperature preferences and routine, and then makes an energy-efficient schedule to match. You can also monitor and raise it from just about anywhere with your smartphone.
On average, Nest says its thermostat saves about 10-12% on heating expenses and about 15% on cooling bills. That’s about $131 to $145 saved annually, which helps it pay for itself in less two years. And many utility companies have 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 ensure it will work with your HVAC system. This is especially essential if your equipment is getting old. If it’s not, you could have troubles, like odd furnace or air conditioner behavior. That’s why it’s important to have a pro like Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces help you select a new thermostat and handle your smart thermostat installation.
Here’s how to figure out if the Nest will work with your HVAC system.
Nest is Compatible with the Majority of 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 includes heating and cooling systems powered by:
- Natural gas
Before you purchase a Nest, you can use the Compatibility Checker to provide an easy transition. Once you’ve double-checked it’s a match, your Nest will guide you through compatibility and wiring when you start using it.
The Nest Learning Thermostat works with the biggest range of home comfort units, including 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 Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces to complete the detailed wiring and setup procedures.
Does the Nest Require a C-Wire?
If you’ve looked into the Nest, you’ve probably found info about the C-wire, or common wire. This wire runs your smart thermostat when it can’t pull adequate power from the other wires.
If you don’t have a C-wire, it’s likely still okay to get a Nest. The company says its thermostats were designed to use little power. Many times, this means they can operate correctly without this wire.
Have a smart thermostat without a C-wire and experiencing erratic heating and cooling behavior? An HVAC specialist like Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces can add a C-wire for you.
Our Experts Make Smart Thermostat Installation Quick
Upgrading your thermostat makes it simple to manage your utility and cooling bills while keeping your house cozy. If you want to add a Nest smart thermostat to your residence, Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces can help you select the best model for your home and then skillfully install it. Reach us at 308-321-4703 to begin today!