Thermostats are a necessary tool for keeping tabs on the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) unit in your home or business. There are many “smart” thermostats available that allow homeowners to control their HVAC system from anywhere using a mobile app or tablet. These modern thermostats will even let homeowners know when it’s time to change the filter.
Homeowners looking for thermostat installation western springs il and elsewhere should know these tips on installing a thermostat in their home.
Turn Off The Air Conditioning And Furnace Power
Switching off power to the A/C and furnace is the first step in changing a thermostat. This is simple, you just need to go to your breaker box and flip off the respective switches for any units associated with your thermostat. Another option would be to flip off the actual furnace or A/C unit itself using their power button or switch. In order to test whether they are successfully powered off, adjust your thermostat to an extreme hot or cold temperature and make sure the A/C or furnace don’t kick on.
Disconnect Wires From Original Thermostat
In order to successfully install a new thermostat, you must first disconnect the wires. After removing the face of the thermostat, you will use a small screwdriver to untighten the screws holding wires in place. You will want to keep in mind that you will be connecting the new wires after this, so you may want to take a photo for reference before disconnecting the original wiring.
Connect New Wires
This step is relatively easy, most thermostats have letters on the mounts that mark the different colored wiring. For example, “G” would be for green, “R” for red and so on. You will need to insert each wire according to color into its respective receptor. You can screw or push the wires in place, depending on your thermostat model.
Configure New Thermostat
After the wiring, you will place the face of your new thermostat on and secure in place. Once that is done and you have turned back on your HVAC units, the final step is to configure your new thermostat. Every thermostat is unique, so you will need to follow the directions in the manufacturer’s user guide.
Although these can be fairly simple and straightforward steps, you can also use a professional service to assist you in installing your new thermostat.