How to Install a Wireless Thermostat in the Home

With a wireless thermostat, you are looking at better control of your heating and cooling and more savings regarding energy costs. If you have just remodelled your home, or you have installed a new HVAC unit, you need a thermostat that works well for you. Let us look at the installation of the wireless thermostat and how you can make the home to be as cost-efficient as possible.

Check Out the User Manual

Each wireless thermostat comes with a user manual detailing how you can install it. Because different thermostats come with different designs, you need to take a look at the user manual before you can do anything. In truth, there is no single standard installation manual out there for all thermostats – each one is different. The user manual points you in the right direction. If you don’t have one, just start here to grab one.

For a wireless thermostat, you need to have a compatible router. This will be described in the manual as well.

Installing the App

Most of these thermostats work via an app that you install on your Smartphone. So, first get the app from the app store for the specific phone model that you own. Once the app is fired up, it is time to follow the on-screen prompts.

Installation of the Thermostat

You need a few tools for this task. The major one is a screwdriver set. Have a set because it allows you to use different screwdriver sizes for various screw sizes. The screwdrivers allow you to remove the old screws and attach new ones instead.

The first thing is to remove the existing thermostat that is if you had one in the first place. Once you remove it, you need to attach the wires to the new thermostat, and then mount it to the wall. The installation is usually simple and doesn’t take more than an hour.

Hint: before you start the installation, it is wise to turn off the power to the thermostat at the circuit breaker. If the thermostat comes with backup batteries, remove the batteries to make sure the thermostat is entirely powered off.

After installation, you need to program the thermostat to your needs. Take time to read the manual and understand how the thermostat works and how the app runs. Since it is wireless, make sure the connection is always on all the time so that you don’t have issues with the thermostat.

The Conclusion

Take time to get the right thermostat to help regulate the heat in the home. A wireless one can do the trick for you.