If you’re among the average American households who spends more than $2,000 annually on heating and cooling bills, installing a smart thermostat is a great approach to keep energy costs managed. Although the majority of houses rely on programmable thermostats, yours likely isn’t being used to the full advantage because it’s on “hold” permanently.
When getting a new thermostat, the Nest smart thermostat is one of the best sellers. That’s due to the fact it adjusts to your temperature preferences and schedule, and then creates 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 bills. That’s about $131 to $145 saved every year, which helps the product pay for itself quicker than two years. And most utility companies have rebate programs that help you purchase 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 might experience issues, like odd furnace or air conditioner behavior. That’s why it’s essential to have a expert like KDM Service Corporation help you select a new thermostat and do your smart thermostat installation.
Here’s how to figure out if the Nest can run with your HVAC system.
Nest Runs with Many Heating and Cooling Systems
The good news is that Nest made its thermostat to run with many different 24-volt systems, including older ones.
This includes heating and cooling systems powered by:
- Natural gas
Before you buy a Nest, you can put your details into the Compatibility Checker to provide an easy transition. Once you’ve checked it will work, your Nest will work you through compatibility and wiring during the setup process.
The Nest Learning Thermostat is compatible with the widest number of home comfort systems, including heat pumps, furnaces and air conditioners. It also operates with highly energy-efficient multistage systems, dual-fuel equipment, humidifiers and dehumidifiers, but you’ll likely need a professional like KDM Service Corporation to complete the in-depth wiring and setup procedures.
Does the Nest Have to Have a C-Wire?
If you’ve read up on the Nest, you’ve probably found info 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 usually still okay to install a Nest. The company says its thermostats were designed to use small amounts of power. In most cases, this means they can operate normally without this wire.
Have a smart thermostat without a C-wire and running into odd heating and cooling behavior? An HVAC specialist like KDM Service Corporation can add a C-wire for you.
Our Pros Make Smart Thermostat Installation Simple
Installing a new thermostat makes it easier to stay on top of your energy and cooling costs while keeping your residences cozy. If you’re thinking about adding a Nest smart thermostat to your home, KDM Service Corporation can help you choose the ideal model for your home and then skillfully install it. Call us at 205-208-8090 to start today!