Trying to figure out if you need to install a C-wire for a smart thermostat? A C-wire allows your smart thermostat to charge and remain connected to Wi-Fi even when your HVAC system isn’t running. While some thermostats can operate without a C-wire by turning on the furnace or another HVAC unit when they need to charge, this can result in an on-off cycle that leaves your home in LaPlace, Louisiana, with fluctuating temperatures. If you don’t have a C-wire, you can have one installed, and here’s what you need to know about the process.

Check If You Have a C-Wire

Remove the smart thermostat from the wall to expose the base and wires and look for the terminal labeled C. If it’s empty, check to make sure there’s not a loose wire that came unattached. You can also check the control board where the wires attach to your HVAC unit and see if you have the wire there. If a wire is there, it is a C-wire, and you just need to connect it.

Hire a Professional to Install a C-Wire (If You Don’t Have One)

If you don’t have a C-wire, you’ll need to have one installed. If you’re having a new smart thermostat installed or you need an HVAC tuneup, that’s the perfect time to have the HVAC technician install the C-wire, too. They will have the experience and tools to do the job quickly and affordably, and you’ll have your new thermostat all set up and ready to go, working efficiently, and with no need for the additional hassle.

If your smart thermostat is missing its C-wire and you’d like to talk with our team at Bryans United Air Conditioning about what we can do for you, call us today. Our team has deep expertise in installing thermostat equipment of any make and model for your LaPlace, LA home.

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