4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Install A Thermostat On Your Own

Thermostat on on a wall

The biggest perk of having an air conditioning or heating system in your home is that you have full and total control of the level of temperature you want through the use of its thermostat panel. For those who don’t have one and are thinking of installing this nifty little device on their own, you may have to think again before you proceed—it’s a lot more difficult than you think!

Because thermostats are connected to your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system (HVAC), their mechanism and wiring are a lot more complicated than your average appliance’s electrical system. As such, the installation of your panel is best left to experts in order to avoid accidents and serious injuries. If you’re in a pinch, then there’s no need to worry—we provide boiler services in the Grampian and Aberdeen areas for those looking to install necessary heating units in their home.

If you still aren’t convinced of the need to hire an experienced technician to do it for you, then here are a few factors as to why installing a thermostat on your own isn’t a good idea. 

You don’t have enough experience.

Installing a thermostat involves more than just following instructions and reading manuals. Not only do you need basic electrical knowledge to pull it off properly, but you will also need an in-depth analysis of each of the tools you’re required to use to do it safely. 

In addition, going ahead with what you want, without thinking about the risks may lead to accidents, such as electrocution or other repercussions that may even result in fatal injuries. 

You may not get the best out of your unit.

In order for your thermostat to perform its best and allow you to reduce energy consumption and save money, we encourage you to hire a professional. A professional can perform a proper installation with fewer chances of encountering nuisances that may appear if you were to do it on your own. This, in turn, allows you to enjoy the full use of your thermostat and HVAC system without issue.

You lose warranty perks.

Having a licensed professional install your unit comes with a “warranty” that allows you to have your thermostat checked, especially if you’re dealing with malfunctions and other problems after installation. On the other hand, if you still choose to configure the machine on your own, should it malfunction, then you won’t have a warranty benefit to fall back on for help.

You may end up spending more.

When it comes to dealing with electrical wiring, you need to have a proper installation process in order to guarantee your safety. Not only will this save you from unwanted injuries and plausible casualties, but it will also greatly help you cut back on costs. In fact, choosing to install a thermostat on your own can lead to even more expenses, especially if you end up with a malfunctioning machine or an electrical short circuit, thus requiring you to purchase a new unit!


For a safe and hassle-free way of installing units that require professional methods, don’t hesitate to call an expert to do the job for you. Not only will you get to avoid injuries, but your savings don’t have to face the consequences of improper handling as well. After all, when it comes to your house and your safety, it’s always better to be safe than sorry!

If you’re looking for a reliable company to manage central heating installation in Aberdeenshire, we at Grampian Boiler Services may just be who you need. Get in touch with us today—we can handle all your installation, repair, and maintenance needs!

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