A programmable thermostat is a great option to add to any home air conditioning or heating system. A programmable option will allow the home owner to preset temperatures, have more customizable features as well save money on electricity bills. Overall, home owners can only benefit from this option. This is why programmable thermostats are the top choice for temperature control in the home. This option can easily be installed in the home with a little time and effort. Below is a simple guide to installing a programmable thermostat in your home.
Remove the Old Unit
First, you will need to remove the old thermostat unit. To begin, turn off the power via the breaker box. Then, use a screwdriver to unscrew the bracket that the thermostat is mounted on. When you see the wires for your thermostat, be sure to label the wires so you know where they go when you add a new unit. You also can tape the wires to the wall so that they are ready for the new installation.
Connecting the New Thermostat
Once you have the old thermostat removed, you are ready to connect the new thermostat. You will need to link up the bracket of the new unit with the hole that is in the wall. The thermostat should require at least three wires: one wire to power the unit off and one to power the unit on as well as one wire that powers the thermostat.
Once you have connected all the wires appropriately, you will be able to turn the power back on to your unit. Once the unit is on and working properly, you will have installed your very first HVAC programmable thermostat!
If you feel as though you cannot handle the job of installing a new programmable thermostat, you always have the option of contacting a professional. A professional HVAC technician will be able to install a new thermostat for you in no time. However, if you do require the assistance of a professional, you will have the fee of the unit thermostat as well as the tech fee. So, it may be more beneficial to you to try and install the thermostat yourself. With a little patience and possible help from friends or relatives, you will be able to accomplish. Remember to always practice safety first and follow the simple instructions to have your new thermostat installed quickly and efficiently.