How to complete a Thermostat Install correctly
With air conditioners becoming more and more common, it just makes sense to incorporate both your heating and air conditioning controls into one thermostat.
Newer thermostats offer many more options and greater control over the temperature than older models.
Whether you are upgrading an older model or just replacing a broken thermostat, the process is not as difficult as it may seem at first.
As with any electrical work, it takes skills and experience to replace a thermostat the right way.
When doing a thermostat install, our professionals will do the following steps.
1. Turn off the electricity to the area of the house, and turn off the boiler, as well.
2. Remove your old thermostat's faceplate. Unscrew the thermostat from the wall, without disconnecting any of the wires.
3. Note to which screws the terminals of the heating and cooling wires are connected. For a thermostat that connects to both heating and air conditioning, there will probably be four wires, two for each system. Label them with masking tape.
4. Disconnect the wires from their screw terminals and remove the old thermostat's wall plate.
Installing the New Thermostat
1. Screw the new thermostat's wall plate into place. If the screw holes do not match up with those that are already there, drill new holes. Air Conditioning Repair Magnolia
2. Hook the exposed ends of the wires around the appropriate screw terminal.
3. Tighten the screw terminals until the wires are cinched into place.
4. Attach the thermostat to the wall plate. This process will differ depending on your particular model, but will probably involve either snapping the thermostat into place or screwing it into the wall plate.
5. Turn the electricity and the boiler back on.
Hire a professional
There are a lot of steps that need to be done to do the job the right way, and when dealing with a project like this you should hire a professional, we at Utah HVAC do great work and will make sure you are satisfied.