Installing a furnace thermostat
Before starting the installation process, turn off the power to the furnace and call an electrician to inspect your wiring.
Installing a new furnace thermostat is easy and can be done by anyone handy with tools. All you need are a few basic tools, patience, and about an hour to do the job right.
Here are some steps to installing a furnace thermostat.
- Inspect the wall where the furnace is and find out if there is any pre-existing wiring for your thermostat. If there is, bypass it and start step two. If not, proceed with step two.
- Determine the type of connector you need for your particular thermostat [ex: wire nut, ring terminal set].
- Connect the wires in the right order corresponding to your connector type [ex: black wire connects to red terminal]
- Ensure that your wires are securely connected by tightening them with pliers
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