Glendale, Ariz. (December 28, 2017) – Thousands of people were expected to receive Nest thermostats over the holidays. They’re affordable, and simple to use – but they’re a little more challenging to install. One reason why Forrest Anderson Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. (Forrest Anderson), a family-owned business serving the Phoenix area since 1961, receives more service calls regarding Nest installations this time of year.
Here are a few tips so you don’t find yourself tangled up in anything more than Christmas lights this holiday season:
- Get the wiring right:
Don’t rely on the wires to be color coded. A previous installer may have color coded the wires randomly, not realizing future homeowners would be relying on the colors in the future. Make sure you have the proper wires in place before installing or you could see the temperatures get warmer, even though you’re trying to cool down your home.
- Figure out where power source is:
In some homes, the power wire will run directly behind the thermostat. In others, it can be connected to the furnace and won’t be able to reach the thermostat without professional help.
- Don’t be afraid to call a professional before installing the Nest:
While the Nests are designed to be fairly simple for homeowners to install on their own, it is best to call a certified “Nest Pro” to ensure proper installation. Costly damages can easily incur if you mix up the wiring or try to extend the power source without professional assistance.
“Forrest Anderson is a certified ‘Nest Pro’ and has been installing smart thermostats for years,” said Terry Church, a manager at Forrest Anderson. “During that time we’ve seen a lot of mistakes during Nest installations, but the most common problem is wiring issues. If they are wired improperly they can burn up a transformer or other controls within the furnace of the air conditioner. So the simple, ‘I can change my own thermostat,’ now changes into a pretty costly venture.”
To request a quote, please contact Forrest Anderson at 623-428-0215 or visit http://forrestanderson.net.
About Forrest Anderson:
Forrest Anderson Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. has been providing exceptional service to the Phoenix area since 1961. A third-generation family business with over 68 years of experience, Forrest Anderson remains committed to its founder’s core beliefs: treat your customers right, treat your employees right, do your best work, and always do the right thing. Forrest Anderson technicians operate under a four-point service model (understand, discuss, solve and deliver) to provide a consistent, high-quality experience each and every time. ROC: O68884, O80357, O68784, O32411. For more information, call 623.428.0215 or visit http://forrestanderson.net/.