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How Do I Install a Digital Thermostat?

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How do I install a digital thermostat? 

How Do I Install a Digital Thermostat? - 'How-To's' for Home or Commercial Heating & Cooling - AirBenders - Screen-Shot-2015-06-07-at-01A digital thermostat will enable you to set different preprogrammed temperature settings for different times of the day. Simply program in the day, the times and the desired temperature for each period and your thermostat does the rest.

Important Preparations:

Depending on your unit, it is important you read the manufacturer’s instructions of your new unit before starting the installation process as each model may differ.

Turn OFF the electricity located at the fuse box that controls the power to the room you wish to work in, (to make sure the power is off, test the wires).

Ensure the switch on the wall is in the OFF

Ready for installation

Step 1: Remove your old thermostat. To do this, remove the screws from the terminals, including the wall plate.

Step 2: Label each wire from its terminal on your system in order to note where they were attached in the old thermostat. Ignore the wire color and instead label the wires with the letter of the terminal they came from to distinguish the wire types.

Step 3: Tape each wire to the wall to avoid losing them. Note: Older thermostats may contain mercury. For proper disposal information, visit: http://www.thermostat-recycle.org/zipsearch

Step 4: If you have a new wall plate, install this next. Line up the new bracket with the hole in the wall and assemble the wires to the terminals in the bracket. Note: Check to see that the thermostat has at least 3 wires: the white and black wires which turns the furnace on and off, and another one that powers the thermostat. If you find there are only 2 wires, call an electrician, as this will require an additional wire connection.

Step 5: Pair each wire you previously labeled with the same letter found on your new thermostat terminal. You must connect these wires following the specific manufacturer instructions- this should be included with your unit.

Step 6: Attach the unit to the wall plate. You are now ready to program your thermostat to the desired temperature you wish your house to be at different times of the day.

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How Do I Install a Digital Thermostat? - 'How-To's' for Home or Commercial Heating & Cooling - AirBenders - Screen-Shot-2015-06-09-at-00

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