When I had my yearly seasonal check-up for the Heating and Air Conditioning system, the service contractor warned me about buying “fake” control unit online… He told myself and others that there was no shortage of online sellers that would offer their own “special” version of control units, window A/C units, and more – however these were exhausting investments, as they were made in poor countries and usually broke within a month of use if not less.
Even though I listened when the Heating and Air Conditioning service contractor told myself and others this, I could not fight off the overall temptation of a cheap smart control unit! Since brand-name smart control units can cost thousands of dollars in cash to buy, and even more to install, it seemed prefer a steal to get a “smart control unit” at a fraction of the cost.
When the smart control unit finally arrived in the mail a few weeks later, I began to see what the service contractor was making a big fuss about. Aside from the fact that the box had entirely no english text anywhere describing how to install the smart control unit, the actual equipment inside the box felt entirely light, almost as if there was literally nothing inside of the box. When I looked up a video online showing how to install a smart control system, I found that this equipment had none of the connections shown in the video, but in fact, this equipment had virtually no strong signs of even being a digital control unit! I was pretty steamed about this, since I had still paid just under a single-hundred dollars for this equipment. When I reached out to the seller online, I was told that they had a very controlled policy regarding all sales being final. I felt prefer a fool, however I entirely l gained our lesson. Thermostats are just one of those things that you don’t want to try to save money on!