If you’re one of the average American households who spends more than $2,000 each year on energy expenses, getting a smart thermostat is a great method to keep energy costs under control. Although many homes use programmable thermostats, chances are yours isn’t being maximized as it’s on “hold” permanently.
When installing a new thermostat, the Nest smart thermostat is one of the top sellers. That’s because it adjusts to your temperature preferences and schedule, and then develops an energy-efficient schedule to match. You can also monitor and change it from almost anywhere with your smartphone.
On average, Nest says its thermostat saves about 10-12% on heating bills and about 15% on cooling expenses. That’s about $131 to $145 saved each year, which helps the product pay for itself faster than two years. And most utility businesses provide rebate programs that help you purchase a smart thermostat for free or close to it.
When you’re getting a smart home thermostat, you’ll want to make sure it’s compatible with your HVAC system. This is especially essential if your equipment is older. If it’s not, you could have issues, like weird furnace or air conditioner behavior. That’s why it’s important to have a expert like Siloam Springs Heating & AC help you pick a new thermostat and handle your smart thermostat installation.
Here’s how to find out if the Nest can run with your HVAC system.
Nest is Compatible with Most Heating and Cooling Systems
The good news is that Nest designed 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 purchase a Nest, you can use the Compatibility Checker to make sure you have a smooth transition. Once you’ve checked it’s compatible, your Nest will guide you through compatibility and wiring during the setup process.
The Nest Learning Thermostat is compatible with the biggest range of home comfort equipment, such as heat pumps, furnaces and air conditioners. It also works with extremely energy-efficient multistage systems, dual-fuel equipment, humidifiers and dehumidifiers, but you’ll likely need a professional like Siloam Springs Heating & AC to do the in-depth wiring and setup process.
Does the Nest Require a C-Wire?
If you’ve read up on the Nest, you’ve probably run into info about the C-wire, or common wire. This wire energizes your smart thermostat when it can’t get adequate power from the other wires.
If you don’t have a C-wire, it’s likely still all right to get a Nest. The company says its thermostats were created to use small amounts of power. Many times, this means they can operate correctly without this wire.
Have a smart thermostat without a C-wire and noticing erratic heating and cooling behavior? An HVAC pro like Siloam Springs Heating & AC can put in a C-wire for you.
Our Experts Make Smart Thermostat Installation Quick
Getting a new thermostat makes it simple to manage your heating and cooling bills while keeping your residences comfortable. If you’re considering adding a Nest smart thermostat to your residence, Siloam Springs Heating & AC can help you choose the ideal model for your needs and then skillfully install it. Reach us at 479-308-8176 to begin today!