How to Wire a Thermostat

You need your thermostat wired properly to get it to work in your house; you should know that it is not something which so hard to do however so that you will find wiring your thermostat is quite an easy thing to do.

With this, you will only need a few things to do the job and it won’t even take you an hour or so to do this.  When you are buying your new thermostat you should make sure that it is going to work with your type of furnace.

What you are going to need;

  • Drill
  • Screwdriver
  • Torpedo level
  • New thermostat

Wire Thermostat How to Wire a Thermostat

You are going to need to get yourself a base plate so that there is no trouble when it comes to putting the thermostat in place.  So putting in a new base plate is quite easy to do so take your base plate and pull all of the wires through but don’t get them tangled up.

You need to get a torpedo level so that your plate is level before you attach it to the wall.  You will need to keep it in place with a few screws which you will have to mark out; so take your drill and drill for your screws to be put in place.  Make sure that the plate is level and put it securely into place.

Now you are going to have to attach your wires now so you are going to mark your wires from your old thermostat so that you can attach the wires accordingly though you are going to see that these are color coded.  This will make it easier for you to attach your wires but you should take your instructions to help you with your wiring.

With the terminals to attach your wires then you will find a screw which you will connect your wires to.  So take your wire strippers and strip away a small bit of your insulation around your wires and connect them to your terminals to each one so that the thermostat is wired correctly.

Now you can put your plate onto your furnace; your wires will be attached to these to your plate and please note that when you are putting your plate into its place then you are working with a circuit board and attach this onto your wall again.

Now you have got your thermostat put into place then you can attach the front part which can simply just clip in and then you are finished.

Now you can run a test at your thermostat is working again; you should run it for a few minutes seeing how the temperature is and try adding it a little bit and turn it down after a few minutes again so that you can see how your dial is working and if it is working properly or not.

You should consult your instructions to make sure that everything is in place or not and if you find that the unit is still not working properly then you should call in a professional to see if there may be a problem with your wiring.


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