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How to Replace a Cooling Thermostat

A lot of people have a cooling thermostat in their homes because it helps them keep track of what the temperature in our homes really are and they can be a really good tool to have but there are some times when you will get some problems with your cooling thermostat.

Sometimes it can be that when you have problems with your thermostat then you are going to have to see what you can do to get it working again, either fixing or even most of the times replacing the actual thermostat.  When that happens then it really is hard to do and get your head around because not everyone will know how this unit works and how you really should be removing this and replacing the old one with a new one.  If you do your installation wrong then you are going to have to do a lot of correcting when it comes to your thermostat and if you get it wrong then you are going to have a lot of trouble.

Replace Cooling Thermostat How to Replace a Cooling Thermostat

You could do a lot of damage to your unit so if you really are unsure about this then call in a professional but if you think you could handle the process then read on and understand these few steps to help you with replacing the cooling thermostat.

What different materials and tools that you are going to need;

  • Masking tape
  • Plastic anchors
  • Screwdriver
  • Pliers
  • Replacement Thermostat
  • Wire cutters
  • Screws
  • Spirit level

Your first step will be to prepare for your work; so start by switching your power supply off first and then make sure the thermostat is also disconnected.  You will need to look for your off switch which instructs you if the thermostat is off or not; you need all power cut to your unit especially the thermostat.  You might have to look for your circuit breaker which supplies all the power into the room and disconnect from there; you don’t want any live electricity flowing through your unit.

Your second step will be to take out your old thermostat; now this is simple to do however because you are going to have to remove your screws in that thermostat and taking it off from your thermostat plate.  There will be wires connecting to your old thermostat so you are going to have to remove them first to remove the thermostat first.

Now you will have to install your thermostat; all of your wires connecting the thermostat should be done correctly to your thermostat mounting plate.  Now wiring them is very tricky thing to do perhaps especially when you are working with electrical; you need to put your green wires to your green plug then to your yellow and red wires the same.  If you are unsure about any wiring issues then you should think about getting someone who really knows what they are doing with electricity.
Your last step will be to finish your installation; you have to put your wires into place to connect to the thermostat to your unit.  You need to make sure that your thermostat is secure which will usually be a few screws; if you don’t install this right then you will probably have to reinstall the thermostat again.

You need to put your spirit level in carefully so be careful.

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.

How to Wire a Cooling Thermostat

Many of us will have air conditioning systems in our homes to help keep us cool but a lot of them will have a cooling thermostat which helps to get the temperature in a room perfectly.  They will have two different wires; these will be for your blower which keeps your room cool and your second will be the power.

You could get an electrician in or you could just try yourself, it is not that difficult and it is very safe as long as you follow a few of these steps to help you complete the task properly.

Wire Cooling Thermostat How to Wire a Cooling Thermostat

What you are going to need;

  • Some wires
  • A wire cutter
  • A few wire connectors
  • A screwdriver
  • A measuring tape
  • And a thermostat

The first step will be to start your preparation work for the task in hand; you have to make sure that your power has been turned off for your thermostat so that you can start your work without a lot of fuss.

Now you can start your installation of the wires; you will need to get them from the AC unit which you should find be there on your thermostat.  You should take your instruction manual that should be with your unit so that you can remove your old thermostat.

You are going to have to start off with taking your wire stripper and removing a small part of the insulation that covers the bare wires to protect them.  You will need to cut them a little so that you can connect them.

If there is any damage to the wires then you should remove them because you don’t want faulty wiring so you will need to remove all damaged wires so that you can start connecting them together.

So connect them together, you are going to have to make sure that all and any damaged wire has been removed because you don’t want any accidents to happen as a result of this so remember to take away all damaged wiring.

You should find that there are two different wires that you should have with your thermostat; there will be a red or black and the second should be white or yellow – these can vary however.  You will need to put the wires into the right terminals but they should be easy to do.  If you have a red then it will be marked with an ‘r’ or will be the color red and the same for the rest.

Now that you have put in all of your wires into the thermostat then you can finish off by putting your thermostat into its place.  You will have your mounting plate already installed which should have all of the different wires from there and then they you should be connected to your circuit board.  Make sure that you take your screwdriver and put the thermostat into place carefully because you don’t want that to come lose again.

You could get a protective grille if you would like to keep the plate and thermostat safe but that is up to you

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