A brand new thermostat can save you a considerable sum of money spent on heating and cooling bills each year. Most programmable thermostats enable you to set separate temperatures for different times of the day or night, automatically decreasing the amount you spend to heat or cool your home when no one is home. Some thermostats have a setting for every day of this week, or even a vacation setting so you are not over-spending on power costs while from town. Installing a new home thermostat can be completed in under an hour using a few simple hand tools.
Switch off the circuit breaker that offers power to the HVAC unit to that the older thermostat is connected.
Remove the cover plate from the front of the existing thermostat. Unscrew the two mounting screws holding the thermostat body onto the wall.
Unscrew one of those terminal screws onto that the wires are connected to the thermostat’s terminal block, and pull off the wire. Pull the cable through the back of the thermostat body and wrap a piece of masking tape wrap across the end of the cable creating a masking tape flag. Write the letter tagged straight over the terminal where you removed the cable onto the masking tape flag using a pencil. Repeat the procedure by removing each cable and labeling it using the letter from the terminal. Set the thermostat body apart after all wires are labeled and removed.
Slide the wires through the hole at the back of the new home thermostat physique, and position the body against the wall. Mark the hole locations throughout the body onto the wall using a pencil, then eliminate the thermostat body from the wall.
Drill a pilot hole through each of the hole places into the drywall using a power drill. Then tap a drywall anchor into each hole with a hammer.
Slide the wires back through the hole at the back of the thermostat body and position the body against the wall. Mount the body into the wall with the included mounting screws using a screwdriver.
Attach each cable with into this terminal corresponding to the marks on the masking tape flags. Wrap the cable around the proper terminal screw and tighten the screw with a screwdriver.
Install the batteries that came with the thermostat to the battery compartment, then mount the cover above the thermostat body.
Turn the power to the HVAC unit and then test the operation of the thermostat.