If you’re amid the average American households who pay more than $2,000 annually on heating and cooling expenses, getting a smart thermostat is an excellent way to keep utility bills under control. Although the majority of houses have programmable thermostats, chances are yours isn’t being maximized because it’s on “hold” every day.
When upgrading your thermostat, the Nest smart thermostat is one of the most popular options. That’s due to the fact it adjusts to your temperature preferences and schedule, and then develops an energy-efficient schedule to match. You can also keep an eye on it and lower it from nearly 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 quicker than two years. And the majority of utility businesses have 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 be sure it will work with your HVAC system. This is especially true if your equipment is older. If it’s not, you might run into troubles, like weird furnace or air conditioner behavior. That’s why it’s essential to have a expert like A2Z Air Inc help you select a new thermostat and handle your smart thermostat installation.
Here’s how to determine if the Nest is compatible with your HVAC system.
Nest Runs 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 aging ones.
This covers heating and cooling systems that run on:
- Natural gas
Before you get a Nest, you can run the Compatibility Checker to make sure you have a simple transition. Once you’ve double-checked it will work, your Nest will lead you through compatibility and wiring during the setup process.
The Nest Learning Thermostat works with the largest types of home comfort units, like heat pumps, furnaces and air conditioners. It also works with highly energy-efficient multistage systems, dual-fuel equipment, humidifiers and dehumidifiers, but you’ll likely need a specialist like A2Z Air Inc to complete the detailed wiring and setup steps.
Does the Nest Need a C-Wire?
If you’ve read up on the Nest, you’ve likely found details about the C-wire, or common wire. This wire powers your smart thermostat when it can’t get ample power from the other wires.
If you don’t have a C-wire, it’s probably still ok to install a Nest. The company says its thermostats were made to use not much power. Most of the time, this means they can operate correctly without this wire.
Have a smart thermostat without a C-wire and noticing odd heating and cooling behavior? An HVAC professional like A2Z Air Inc can put in a C-wire for you.
Our Professionals Make Smart Thermostat Installation Simple
Getting a new thermostat makes it a snap to keep track of your utility and cooling costs while keeping your home cozy. If you’re thinking about adding a Nest smart thermostat to your residence, A2Z Air Inc can help you find the ideal model for your home and then professionally install it. Reach us at 561-270-6228 to begin today!