An easy job you can do yourself
If you have a problem with your thermostat, you should be able to easily replace it on your own. Make sure your new unit is compatible with your home’s circuitry and then take the following steps.
- Turn off the power to the thermostat at the circuit breaker. You should consider placing a piece of masking tape over the switch so no one will turn it back on. Then, take off the old unit. Snap off or unscrew the cover and then slide the old unit off of its mounting plate. Be very careful that you do not damage the wiring.
- Next, undo the wiring from the old model. Make sure that you wrap each wire around a pencil so that it cannot fall back inside your wall. Make sure you note which wire goes to which terminal just in case they are not marked.
- Take off the old mounting plate and put the new one in the same spot. Pull the correct wire through the correct hole in the back of the new plate and then screw the plate into the wall. Make sure it is square and level before you tighten the screws.
- Connect the wires exactly as they were connected in the old unit. If you are at all unsure, call a professional immediately. Slide the new thermostat on the mounting plate, slide it into place, attach the new cover and turn the breaker back on.
Call Approved Comfort today if you have any problems whatsoever attaching your new thermostat.