A Programmable Thermostat Can Lower Your Bills: Basic Steps for Installing One

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Heating your home during a cold Cincinnati winter and cooling your home during the heat of summer can be quite expensive. But with a programmable thermostat, you can lower your energy bills

Depending on the type of thermostat you purchase, you may be able to select day and night temperatures, as well as separate settings for each day of the week.

Here are some basic steps for installing your new thermostat:

  • Turn off power to thermostat. Make sure to turn off electricity to the thermostat using the breaker switch in your fuse box or circuit breaker box. Also, make sure to test the wires to confirm that the power has been switched off.
  • Remove your old thermostat. Unscrew the thermostat and remove it along with the wall plate. Make sure to label the wire with the letter of the terminal that it was removed from. Tape the wires to the wall so that you don’t lose them.
  • Install the new wall plate. It might be necessary to drill new holes for the new wall plate. Use a level to mark where holes have to be drilled. If necessary, don’t hesitate to use drywall anchors.
  • Match labeled wires with corresponding letters on new thermostat terminal. Connect these wires in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions that are included with your new programmable thermostat.
  • Mount thermostat unit to new wall plate and restore power. Program your new thermostat as directed by the manufacturer’s instructions.

For more information on programmable thermostats and other HVAC needs, contact the pros at Apollo Home Heating, Cooling and Plumbing. We’re proud to serve the greater Cincinnati area.

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