5 things to consider when it comes to smart thermostats

Ready to replace your existing thermostat with a brand new one? We have compiled a list of things that you need to consider to help you when it comes to considering a smart thermostat. After learning some of these the hard way, Castle Heating Kent wanted to make sure you do not make any of these mistakes, find out everything you need to know by reading through this blog. 

smart thermostat considerations

What do I need to know before installing a smart thermostat?

Have enough wires

Even though many smart thermostats are fully compatible with a range of heating systems, it does not mean that you will have enough wires for it. For many smart thermostats, there is a chance that you will need a wire to plug into the C-terminal so that your thermostat can receive continuous power. This is because thermostats that require a wifi connection tend to require more power than regular thermostats. So make sure you have enough wires before you choose your thermostat. 

Take a picture of your existing wiring 

This is very important especially if something goes wrong with your new thermostat and you need to replace it temporarily with your old one. If you get this done by a professional heating engineer, then you will not have to worry about doing this. 

Use the right tools 

Did you know the wires that come along with smart thermostats are really a thing and easy to break? Also, whilst in the process of removing your existing thermostat, there may be chances that a few of these wires may have their tips snapped off. If this happens, you will need to make new tips so you can insert them into your new thermostat. It is handy to use tools like a wire stripper for this. 

Low voltage

Make sure the smart thermostat you choose is compatible with low voltage, 24v, heating systems. Thermostats such as Nest and Honey have low voltage so you will not have to worry about this.

Hire a professional

Not only will a qualified engineer carry out a thorough check, have the correct tools to use and move your new thermostat to a new location if you wanted. If you would like to find out more about smart thermostat installation services, call Castle Heating Kent on 01634 247525 or  07763 236640