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 and you need to get an ac repair to have and hvac system that is functioning properly.

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.

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