Getting a pro to replace a broken thermostat can be costly, but if you pay close attention, you can learn how to replace it yourself.
You Will Need
* A Phillips screwdriver
* Masking tape
* A pen
* A new thermostat
* A level
* A drill with a 3/16-inch bit
* Drywall anchors
* A hammer
Turn off the main electrical power switch to the heating and air conditioning unit.
Pry the cover from your old thermostat. Unscrew the wall mount to separate the thermostat's wiring from the wall.
Using masking tape, label each wire as you disconnect it from its terminal connector. Then slip the sub-base over the wires and remove it from the wall.
Loosely knot the wires together to prevent them from slipping back inside the wall as you remove the sub-base.
Pull the wires through the feed hole in the new thermostat and place it flat against the wall. Use a level to position it, and then mark the top, sides, and screw holes with a pen.
Make sure the new thermostat is level so it will work properly.
Drill the screw holes and hammer the drywall anchors into the holes until they are flush with the wall.
Carefully connect each wire to the new terminal and screw the new thermostat sub-base to the wall.
Replace the outside cover of the new thermostat and restore power to the furnace.
Fact: If geothermal systems were installed nationwide, they could save several billion dollars annually in energy costs and substantially reduce pollution.
Want to master Microsoft Excel and take your work-from-home job prospects to the next level? Jump-start your career with our Premium A-to-Z Microsoft Excel Training Bundle from the new Gadget Hacks Shop and get lifetime access to more than 40 hours of Basic to Advanced instruction on functions, formula, tools, and more.
Other worthwhile deals to check out:
- 97% off The Ultimate 2021 White Hat Hacker Certification Bundle
- 98% off The 2021 Accounting Mastery Bootcamp Bundle
- 99% off The 2021 All-in-One Data Scientist Mega Bundle
- 59% off XSplit VCam: Lifetime Subscription (Windows)
- 98% off The 2021 Premium Learn To Code Certification Bundle
- 62% off MindMaster Mind Mapping Software: Perpetual License
- 41% off NetSpot Home Wi-Fi Analyzer: Lifetime Upgrades