Thermostat was not installed correctly

A few weeks ago, my wife and I decided to buy a new thermostat for our home.

The old thermostat was a dial machine with barely readable numbers.

My wife and I thought it would be a great idea to buy one of those smart thermostats. Unfortunately, we didn’t really know a lot of information about smart thermostats. We decided to go to the hardware store and talk to one of the knowledgeable sales clerks. We were lucky because the hardware store had several different smart thermostats in stock. The sales clerk showed us three or four different models and explained some of the major differences. The sales clerk also told us that it would be very easy to install the new smart thermostat. My wife and I believe this was true, so we purchased a thermostat from the sales clerk. As soon as we got home and opened the box, I knew the job was going to take a few hours. The smart thermostat needed to be hooked up to the Internet and some of the wiring what’s complicated. I spent three hours trying to install the new smart thermostat, before I finally had all of the problems worked out. The next time we decide to buy a smart machine for our home, I’m going to hire a professional to work on the installation. I think a professional HVAC technician could have installed that thermostat in less than 30 minutes. Then I could have spent the rest of the day on more important projects like trimming the hedges or mowing the lawn.