Friday, July 11, 2008

How To Install A Programmable Thermostat

1. Turn Off the Power Supply To The Thermostat.

2. Remove The Old Thermostat, including the wall plate.

3. Label The Wires. Your thermostat will have either 2 or 4 wires depending on whether your heating and cooling systems are separate or one unit. Label the wires, noting where they were attached to the old thermostat. Tape them to the wall to prevent them from falling back into the wall.

4. Install The New Wall Plate. You may need to drill new holes for the new model. Use a level and a pencil to mark where the holes are to be drilled. Use anchors if necessary.

5. Connect The Wires. (as directed by the manufacturers instructions that came with your new unit).

6. Install Batteries. If Required.

7. Mount The New Unit To The Wall Plate.

8. Restore The Power.

9. Program Your New Thermostat As Directed.

That's it. You're done! Wasn't so hard was it? Just think about the money you saved on labor, and the hundreds of dollars a year you will save in energy costs!
If this article was helpful you may want to check out another I wrote: "10 ways to cut energy costs around the home"

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