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Thinking about a Nest Smart Thermostat? Read This First

Thinking about a Nest Smart Thermostat? Read This First

Admit it, your heating and air bills are driving you crazy, so you’re looking into various ways to save yourself money. Since there are several selections lets consider what the Nest smart thermostat can provide.

While a Nest smart thermostat will almost certainly help you save money with its incredible features – after all, it learns – it’s not compatible with every type of home system or wires.

What Is Nest Compatible With?

While the Nest learning thermostat does not work well with line voltage or millivolt systems, it works almost exclusively with low voltage 24-volt systems. However, there are exceptions, including the fact that Nest won’t work with low voltage heating and air systems that have uncommon or incompatible wires.

Here’s a quick breakdown of other exceptions:

Systems with Remote Sensors

Actually, it might be compatible with systems that have remote sensors; the problem is that Nest won’t be able to communicate with or gather data from the existing remote sensors.

Certain Micro-Controller Systems

If you have a system that features a micro-controller and not a relay, it may run erratically when power sharing. If this is the case, the Nest thermostat probably needs a common wire to make it run more smoothly.

Systems with High Impedance

If your system has high impedance, a Nest thermostat won’t get enough power via the wires of your HVAC system. In this case, you would need a common wire for compatibility.

Proprietary Systems

State-of-the-art systems with proprietary features such as a serial code that facilitates communication between your heating and air system and the thermostat may be convenient and efficient, but the Nest smart thermostat cannot communicate with serial protocols.

Incompatible Hardware

Several systems include control panels or relay panels that need a common wire to mesh with the Nest smart thermostat. Panels that need a common wire are found on systems developed by manufacturers such as Honeywell, Carrier, Nordyne, Bryant, and more.

If you have a unit from one of these manufacturers, talk to one of the experienced team at Texas AC Specialist to see if your model is compatible with the Nest Thermostat.

Call the Texas AC Specialist to Learn More

If you’ve been considering getting a Nest smart thermostat, don’t make a move until you talk to the pros at Texas AC Specialist today. Nest will work well with many low-voltage heating and air systems, but not all of them. If you need to know whether or not your hardware, its wiring, and the system itself will work with this amazing thermostat, then don’t hesitate to contact the Texas AC Specialist today.


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