If you’re one of the average American households who spends more than $2,000 every year on energy costs, adding a smart thermostat is a fantastic approach to keep energy expenses managed. Although the majority of homes use programmable thermostats, chances are yours isn’t being maximized as it’s on “hold” every day.
When installing a new thermostat, the Nest smart thermostat is one of the best sellers. That’s because it picks up on your temperature preferences and activities, and then develops an energy-efficient schedule to match. You can also monitor and raise it from nearly anywhere with your smartphone.
On average, Nest says its thermostat saves about 10-12% on heating costs and about 15% on cooling costs. That’s about $131 to $145 saved every year, which helps the thermostat pay for itself in under 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 ensure it works with your HVAC system. This is especially true if your equipment is getting old. If it’s not, you could run into troubles, like weird furnace or air conditioner behavior. That’s why it’s important to have a pro like Premium Air Services LLC help you pick a new thermostat and take care of your smart thermostat installation.
Here’s how to find out if the Nest will work with your HVAC system.
Nest Works with Many Heating and Cooling Systems
The good news is that Nest designed its thermostat to operate with many different 24-volt systems, including older ones.
This covers heating and cooling systems powered by:
- Natural gas
Before you buy a Nest, you can run the Compatibility Checker to ensure a simple transition. Once you’ve confirmed it will work, your Nest will work you through compatibility and wiring when you start using it.
The Nest Learning Thermostat is compatible with the largest types of home comfort systems, such as heat pumps, furnaces and air conditioners. It also operates with very energy-efficient multistage systems, dual-fuel equipment, humidifiers and dehumidifiers, but you’ll typically need a professional like Premium Air Services LLC to do the in-depth wiring and setup procedures.
Does the Nest Have to Have a C-Wire?
If you’ve looked into the Nest, you’ve probably run into information about the C-wire, or common wire. This wire energizes your smart thermostat when it can’t pull adequate power from the other wires.
If you don’t have a C-wire, it’s usually still all right to install a Nest. The company says its thermostats were created to use not much power. Most of the time, 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 specialist like Premium Air Services LLC can put in a C-wire for you.
Our Experts Make Smart Thermostat Installation Quick
Getting a new thermostat makes it a snap to manage your utility and cooling costs while keeping your house cozy. If you’re considering adding a Nest smart thermostat to your residence, Premium Air Services LLC can help you find the right model for your home and then expertly install it. Call us at 713-364-9957 to get started right away!