If you’re one of the typical American households who pay more than $2,000 every year on utility bills, installing a smart thermostat is a good approach to keep energy bills under control. Although the majority of houses have programmable thermostats, yours probably isn’t being made the most of because it’s on “hold” permanently.
When installing a new thermostat, the Nest smart thermostat is one of the best sellers. That’s due to the fact it picks up on your temperature preferences and activities, and then creates an energy-efficient schedule to match. You can also check and adjust it from just about anywhere with your smartphone.
For the typical home, Nest says its thermostat saves about 10-12% on heating expenses and about 15% on cooling expenses. That’s about $131 to $145 saved annually, which helps the product pay for itself in under two years. And many utility providers provide rebate programs that help you purchase a smart thermostat for free or close to it.
When you’re upgrading to a smart home thermostat, you’ll want to ensure it will work with your HVAC system. This is especially true if your equipment is aging. If it’s not, you might experience troubles, like odd furnace or air conditioner behavior. That’s why it’s important to have a pro like Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. help you choose a new thermostat and do your smart thermostat installation.
Here’s how to determine if the Nest is compatible with your HVAC system.
Nest is Compatible with the Majority of Heating and Cooling Systems
The good news is that Nest created 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 purchase a Nest, you can run the Compatibility Checker to make sure you have a smooth transition. Once you’ve checked it’s a match, your Nest will lead you through compatibility and wiring when you start using it.
The Nest Learning Thermostat is compatible with the biggest range of home comfort equipment, such as heat pumps, furnaces and air conditioners. It also runs with highly energy-efficient multistage systems, dual-fuel equipment, humidifiers and dehumidifiers, but you’ll likely need a specialist like Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. to handle the detailed wiring and setup procedures.
Does the Nest Require a C-Wire?
If you’ve done research on the Nest, you’ve potentially come across details about the C-wire, or common wire. This wire energizes 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 ok to use a Nest. The company says its thermostats were designed to consume not much power. Most of the time, this means they can run properly without this wire.
Have a smart thermostat without a C-wire and running into strange heating and cooling behavior? An HVAC professional like Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. can add a C-wire for you.
Our Pros Make Smart Thermostat Installation Simple
Getting a new thermostat makes it simple to stay on top of your utility and cooling expenses while keeping your house comfortable. If you’re considering adding a Nest smart thermostat to your home, Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. can help you choose the right model for your budget and then expertly install it. Give us a call at 956-630-3522 to start now!