If you’re among the typical American households who pay more than $2,000 annually on heating and cooling expenses, installing a smart thermostat is a great approach to keep utility bills under control. Although the majority of houses use programmable thermostats, chances are yours isn’t being maximized as it’s on “hold” all the time.
When installing a new thermostat, the Nest smart thermostat is one of the most popular options. That’s due to the fact it learns your temperature preferences and routine, and then makes an energy-efficient schedule to match. You can also keep an eye on it and adjust it from nearly anywhere with your smartphone.
For the typical 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 each year, which helps the product pay for itself in less two years. And the majority of utility businesses have rebate programs that help you get a smart thermostat for free or close to it.
When you’re upgrading to a smart home thermostat, you’ll want to be sure it will work with your HVAC system. This is especially important if your equipment is older. If it’s not, you could have issues, like odd furnace or air conditioner behavior. That’s why it’s important to have a pro like Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning help you select a new thermostat and take care of your smart thermostat installation.
Here’s how to determine if the Nest is compatible with your HVAC system.
Nest is Compatible 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 covers heating and cooling systems that run on:
- Natural gas
Before you get a Nest, you can put your details into the Compatibility Checker to ensure a smooth transition. Once you’ve double-checked it’s compatible, your Nest will lead you through compatibility and wiring when you set it up.
The Nest Learning Thermostat can run with the biggest range 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 often need a pro like Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning to handle the detailed wiring and setup steps.
Does the Nest Require a C-Wire?
If you’ve done research on the Nest, you’ve probably found details about the C-wire, or common wire. This wire powers your smart thermostat when it can’t pull ample power from the other wires.
If you don’t have a C-wire, it’s usually still all right to use a Nest. The company says its thermostats were created to require little power. In most cases, this means they can run correctly without this wire.
Have a smart thermostat without a C-wire and running into odd heating and cooling behavior? An HVAC specialist like Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning can put in a C-wire for you.
Our Professionals Make Smart Thermostat Installation Quick
Upgrading your thermostat makes it easier to manage your utility and cooling expenses while keeping your residences comfortable. If you want to add a Nest smart thermostat to your residence, Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning can help you find the right model for your needs and then expertly install it. Give us a call at 204-272-8128 to begin now!