If you’re among the typical American households who pay more than $2,000 each year on energy expenses, getting a smart thermostat is a great way to keep heating and cooling costs under control. Although most residences rely on programmable thermostats, chances are yours isn’t being used to the full advantage since it’s on “hold” every day.
When installing a new thermostat, the Nest smart thermostat is one of the most popular options. That’s since it learns your temperature preferences and routine, and then develops an energy-efficient schedule to match. You can also monitor and raise it from almost 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 every year, which helps the thermostat pay for itself in less two years. And the majority of utility businesses offer rebate programs that help you get a smart thermostat for free or close to it.
When you’re getting a smart home thermostat, you’ll want to ensure it’s compatible with your HVAC system. This is especially essential if your equipment is aging. If it’s not, you could have issues, like weird furnace or air conditioner behavior. That’s why it’s important to have a specialist like County Line Mechanical LLC help you pick a new thermostat and do your smart thermostat installation.
Here’s how to find out if the Nest can run with your HVAC system.
Nest Works with the Majority of Heating and Cooling Systems
The good news is that Nest made its thermostat to operate with many different 24-volt systems, including aging ones.
This covers heating and cooling systems that use:
- Natural gas
Before you buy a Nest, you can run the Compatibility Checker to provide a simple transition. Once you’ve confirmed it’s a match, your Nest will walk you through compatibility and wiring when you set it up.
The Nest Learning Thermostat can run with the widest types of home comfort systems, including heat pumps, furnaces and air conditioners. It also operates with extremely energy-efficient multistage systems, dual-fuel equipment, humidifiers and dehumidifiers, but you’ll typically need a specialist like County Line Mechanical LLC to complete the complicated wiring and setup process.
Does the Nest Have to Have a C-Wire?
If you’ve looked into the Nest, you’ve potentially run into details about the C-wire, or common wire. This wire powers your smart thermostat when it can’t draw enough power from the other wires.
If you don’t have a C-wire, it’s usually still all right to get a Nest. The company says its thermostats were designed to require little 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 pro like County Line Mechanical LLC can install a C-wire for you.
Our Professionals Make Smart Thermostat Installation Easy
Installing a new thermostat makes it simple to keep track of your energy and cooling expenses while keeping your residences cozy. If you’re thinking about adding a Nest smart thermostat to your residence, County Line Mechanical LLC can help you choose the ideal model for your home and then professionally install it. Reach us at 717-216-0846 to get started right away!