The last thing that you would want when dealing with wirings and circuitry is to mess it all up. Electrical components such as thermostats are delicate but not overly complicated – although, this only applies in some cases. If you want to have older thermostat models without the bells and whistles, you can get away with setting it up on limited knowledge. However, if you are planning to add extra features like Wi-Fi connectivity and a new display panel, you might want to contact Wilmington Electrician Pros to have it installed for you.
Always call an electrician for complex electrical installations
When talking about thermostats, you can find various models out in the market. However, all of them fall in two categories. Some thermostats have a “c-wire” and others don’t. A c-wire is basically an added wire that runs electricity to the system. Older thermostats don’t have this wire because they don’t have all the added functionalities that are in modern variants.
What’s all the fuss about this c-wire?
In older thermostats, you don’t really need to think about a lot of things during the installation. The process for the installation is easy and straightforward. All you need to do is find the corresponding wires and terminals and you’re good to go. However, with modern thermostats, things are a bit different. With all the added functionality comes additional wiring and other components. This makes the installation a bit difficult. This is the primary reason why you should hire an electrician to have a smart thermostat installed.
How to tell if there’s a c-wire?
Although a c-wire adds complexity to the installation, it’s rather easy to spot. You can easily tell if there’s a c-wire by checking the electronics section of the thermostat and looking at the wire connections. A c-wire is normally labeled with a “c”, hence the name. Be careful with handling thermostat wiring, though. You should always first consider hiring a residential electrician to have it set up for you instead of doing it on your own.
Why should an electrician be hired?
First of all, there’s the issue of complexity. Wiring and circuitry are sensitive pieces of technology. To add up to that, they run electricity through them. One false move and you have a fried piece of circuitry on your hand and a non-working air conditioning unit. If you want to have your thermostat properly installed, it’s always best to hire an expert electrical contractor.
DIY is an option but…
While there’s no denying the fact that there are tons of tutorial videos out there nowadays, you can’t DIY everything. And there’s certainly no easy way out when it comes to electrical components. First of all, electrical components are difficult to deal with. Having no prior knowledge of experience dealing with such components will lead to failure and a bunch of other nasty stuff that you really don’t want to encounter. To be on the safe side, it’s always a wise decision to hire an electrician to keep problems at bay.
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WHS Electricians LLC
Wilmington, NC 28409