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The Only Thermostat Replacement Guide a Homeowner Will Ever Need

Understanding your thermostat and making sure it's working properly are vital. Did you know that turning your thermostat back 7-10F for 8 hours or more than save you 10%?

In this article, you'll discover the ultimate guide on your thermostat replacement. Read on to discover the top tips and tricks to replacing your old thermostat today.

1. Thermostat Replacement Costs

Think you can only hire an electrician to replace thermostats? Think again! Some plumbers will offer heating and cooling services as well. They can help you in replacing your old thermostat with only 2 wires.

Don't suffer from heating or AC issues, extreme weather can cause harm to you and your loved ones. To replace a thermostat can range from the high $900s to mid-$1000s. This includes labor and the thermostat itself.

2. How to Replace an Old Thermostat?

First, you'll want to turn off power to the thermostat. You can do this by locating the circuit-breaker box.

Next, remove the screws that hold your thermostat to the wall. Pull the thermostat off the wall. You should then see wires. Pay attention to how the old thermostat is wired.

See where the wires are connected. There should be a wire for the AC, and one for the heat connected to the thermostat's screws.

You'll see the screws marked with letters. Before removing any wiring, you'll want to wrap masking tape around each wire. Write the letter from the screw onto the tape.

You can use a screwdriver to loosen the screws. Take the wires out from the screw.

Take off the mounting-plate screws and remove the thermostat from the wall. Recycle your old thermostat.

Placing the New Thermostat

Your new thermostat should come with stickers. Place the stickers onto the wires. You can reference the old thermostat's wiring, and check your new manual. You'll then need to loosen the terminal screws.

Place the new base over the wires and make sure it's level.

Next, drill the holes making sure to follow the directions in the manual. Place the plastic inserts into your wall.

You can then use a combination stripper to trim the wires if necessary.

Once it's connected you can activate the power back on.

Ensure It's Working

Once you've figured out how to replace the analog thermostat with a digital thermostat, you're almost ready to go. First, make sure it's working.

You can set the thermostat to your furnace. The AC will come at a different time. Let them have 5 minutes to activate. If it's not working correctly take a look at what you did and make sure no steps were missed.

You might need to hit the reset button on your new thermostat.

Once it's good to go, you'll want to program your thermostat. Every type of thermostat has different ways of being programmed, so check the manual.

A programmable thermostat is your best bet. It can also save you energy as well.

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Exploring Thermostat Replacement

After reading this guide you should have a better understanding of thermostat replacement.

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