Smart Thermostat Installation Services

smart thermostat installation servicesSmart thermostat installation services is something that AC Electric absolutely loves to do for our Cleveland, Ohio neighbors!  Smart thermostats can be an exciting update to your home.

Not only do they offer the convenience of being able to control your thermostat remotely, but they also have the ability to automatically set the thermostat under certain conditions, such as turning the temperature up or down while you’re sleeping or away at work. However, while convenience is an obvious added bonus, you may not realize how this could help save you money on your heating bill.

If your smart thermostat is subtly lowering or raising the temperature during key times, that can really add up. In fact, studies show that smart thermostats save customers between 10-12 percent on heating and 15 percent on cooling.

Now that we’ve established why a smart thermostat is a good choice for your home, let’s take a look at some of the most commonly asked questions about installation.

Do I Need a Professional to Install a Smart Thermostat?

In today’s world of home renovation reality shows and DIY YouTube videos, tackling home projects yourself can seem like a fair option. However, with smart thermostats, you may want to consider hiring an electrician to handle the initial installation. It all comes down to a single wire, called the C-wire, required for smart thermostat installation.

Homes built with traditional thermostats in mind typically have just one wire powering the thermostat, but smart thermostats require the addition of the C-wire to work correctly. If your home lacks a C-wire, some rewiring will have to be done, which can be a confusing process.

Even identifying an existing C-wire can be quite complicated. In this case, the safest option is to hire a professional electrician to make sure the installation goes smoothly, and to ensure that you end up with a functioning smart thermostat.

Can Smart Thermostats Ruin My Furnace?

Being a relatively new technology, you may be concerned about the risks associated with installing a smart thermostat. Could it do any damage to the furnace or existing wiring? Thankfully, as long as it’s installed correctly, there shouldn’t be any concern as to whether it will malfunction and damage your existing system. It all comes down to the correct wiring, specifically the installation and correct usage of the aforementioned C-wire, which any qualified electrician should be able to take care of.

Smart Thermostat Installation Services

Now that we’ve covered the basics of smart thermostat installation, you may be asking, who can I call to start the installation process? If you’re in the Northeast Ohio area, contact us at AC Electric, a highly-rated company with over 20 years of electrical experience. We’d be happy to answer any additional questions you have and get the ball rolling on installing a brand new smart thermostat in your home.