April 18, 2022

If you’ve been searching for ways to help lower your monthly bills, one wise investment is a smart thermostat. This type of thermostat will learn your family’s needs and make suggestions for the most eco-friendly use possible. If you’re a DIY homeowner, then installing your own smart thermostat shouldn’t be overly complex.

Turn Off the Power

If you’ve done any reading on replacing thermostats, you’ll know that the thermostat wires are very low voltage. This means that they won’t cause you any bodily harm if you touch them when they’re live. However, it’s very important to note that you the power to your heating and cooling system should be off whenever you do your thermostat replacement. If you leave the power on, internal electrical components of your HVAC system can be damaged if the wires touch one another.

Take Off the Old Thermostat

The first thing you’re going to want to do is to remove the faceplate for your old thermostat and make a note of where each wire is going. Most thermostats will have letters on the backplate that help you to determine which wires go where.

Once you have on record where the wires are, go ahead and disconnect them. Some thermostats may have small terminal screws that need to be backed out, while others may have a push-button system where you can just pull the wires right out. After removing the wires, you’ll want to unscrew the backplate and carefully pull it over the wires and off the wall.

Position Your New Thermostat

Now, go ahead and grab the backplate for your new smart thermostat and put it up against the wall. As you screw it in place, you’ll want to make sure that your screws hit a stud in the wall or that you use an anchor system to ensure that your thermostat will stay in place.

Next, you’ll want to reconnect the wires to the new backplate following your notes from the removal process. Once all your wires are securely in place, it’s time to go ahead and pop on the faceplate. Lastly, you want to go down to your electrical panel box and turn the circuit breaker back on for your HVAC system. Your new smart thermostat should start right up with a prompt to help you connect it to your Wi-Fi network.

Quality HVAC Services

Total Comfort Solutions Heating and Cooling offers quality HVAC services in the Kennesaw, GA, area. We also provide indoor air quality, heat pump, duct cleaning, and commercial refrigeration services. Contact us today to get the professional assistance that you need with your home!

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