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Thermostats | Frequently Asked Questions

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Thermostats | Frequently Asked Questions

Can I replace my thermostat myself? Yes, you can replace your thermostat yourself.  The following steps will give you a brief overview of how to do so:  1. Locate breaker box and turn off breaker's labeled at AC, furnace, or air handler2. Remove your thermostat's screen to locate the wires going into the wall. 3. Take a picture of the colored wires and make note of what color goes to what lettered terminal4. Using a small screwdriver, unscrew the wires from the thermostat.  Then unscrew the thermostat from the wall and remove.  5. Following the instructions that came with your new thermostat, install...

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Where Do I Install My New Thermostat?

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Where Do I Install My New Thermostat?

The builder grade thermometer has worn out in your house or office.  When you install the new thermostat is the location of the old thermostat the best choice?  Here are some considerations for evaluating if you may need to move the location of your new thermostat location. Is the current location of your thermostat…. …on an outside wall? …in a closed, unvented room? …on a wall with a chimney or hot water pipes behind the wall-board? …next to a damper (floor or ceiling) where cold or hot air is being supplied to the room? …where electronics or office machines (copiers)...

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