Are you considering adding a smart thermostat to your home? You may be wondering if you need to hire an electrician to do the job. The answer depends on the type of thermostat you choose. If you opt for a model that requires a C cable, then it's best to hire a professional. This type of thermostat is known to malfunction or cease functioning completely if not installed correctly.
However, there are versions available that don't require a C cable, and these can be installed by following the manufacturer's instructions and this step-by-step guide. Unless there are other issues with your existing climate system, installing programmable thermostats should be relatively straightforward. Just make sure to read the instructions carefully and follow them closely.