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How to Replace a Thermostat

Remove Old Thermostat

Remove the cover of your existing thermostat and loosen the screws that secure the base of the product to the wall. Thermostat wires are low voltage, but it’s always advisable to turn off power running to the unit before disconnecting the wires.

Label Wires

Make a note or use masking tape to label which wire is which before you disconnect to make reattaching the wires easier.

Once the wires are disconnected, if necessary, use needle-nose pliers and wire cutters to prepare the wire for being attached to the new product.

Assess Needed Wall Repair

If the footprint of the new thermostat is different from that of your old thermostat, there are a few options to consider. Your new thermostat may come with a wall plate that sits between the base of the product and the drywall. Wall plates will cover a wider surface, sometimes completely eliminating the need to do extra wall refinishing.

Repair Drywall

If you choose to avoid using the wall plate, there may be holes that need to be patched and sanded and paint that needs to be touched up. Use lightweight wall spackling compound and a putty knife to repair holes and sandpaper to create a smooth surface. Use a paintbrush to perform touch-ups. Allow the paint to dry completely before installing the new product.

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Attach New Thermostat

Follow instructions to attach the base of your new thermostat to the wall. Using a level (it may be built in to the thermostat itself!) mark the holes for new screws and then pre-drill into the wall using the drill and a 1/8” bit (or recommended size). Use the screwdriver to attach the base of the thermostat to the wall.

How to replace a thermostat.

How to replace and install a new smart thermostat in your home.

Connect Wires to New Thermostat

Thermostat wires for a typical heating unit will be required to connect to the W and R spaces on your product. With the NEST product shown here, the straight copper wires are inserted into two plugs, rather than wrapping around screws.

Once again, follow directions provided with your product if your HVAC system is more complex. 

The front of the new thermostat will simply plug into the base. If you’re using a smart home product, follow directions on the screen to set up the product, and then test it to be sure that it correctly activates your HVAC.

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To remove the cover from a Honeywell programmable thermostat, pull the lower right corner of the thermostat to loosen and detach it from the body of the thermostat attached to the wall.

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In this way, how do you change a round thermostat?

Consider this your big picture guide through the process.

  1. Turn Off Power to A/C and Furnace.
  2. Remove Face of Old Thermostat.
  3. Take a Picture of the Wires.
  4. Disconnect Wires from Old Thermostat.
  5. Remove Old Mount.
  6. Put on the New Thermostat Mount and Connect Wires.
  7. Screw Faceplate Mount to Wall.
  8. Attach New Thermostat Face.

Also Know, how do you reset a Honeywell thermostat? How to Reset a Honeywell Programmable Thermostat

  1. Set the thermostat switch to "Off."
  2. Insert a coin into the slot on the battery door to push it open.
  3. Remove the batteries.
  4. Insert the batteries backward, so that the negative pole lines up with the positive terminal.
  5. Remove the batteries and put them back in the correct way, then close the battery door.

One may also ask, how do you change a non programmable thermostat?

To begin, go to your breaker box and turn off the power to your heating and cooling system to prevent any risk of taking an electric shock later on in the thermostat installation process. Remove the old thermostat from its mount, then unscrew the old thermostat mount, being careful to not harm the thermostat's wiring.

How do I troubleshoot my Honeywell thermostat?

Problem With Furnace or Air ConditionerVerify the thermostat is in COOL mode by pressing the SYSTEM button, and lower the temperature to its lowest setting with the fan set to AUTO. Wait five minutes, and listen for the unit to come on. Repeat these steps for heat, with the fan set to AUTO.

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5 Ways to Camouflage Your Thermostat

Thermostats, while useful tools to help control the efficiency of your home heating and cooling system, can also become unsightly when they break up the flow or decoration of your home.  I spoke with our service manager, Kevin, about what we need to know when approaching this conundrum.  He said, “Thermostats won’t work correctly without proper air flow around them.  A frame around it would be alright but a box with no holes for the air to get through may cause problems with readings, especially if your thermostat is also monitoring humidity.”  With that advice in mind, I’ve been tracking down some great creative ways to help blend your thermostat into your décor.  Here are my favorites.  (Note: I’ve included links below each image so you can easily get more details.)

1. Hide in Plain Sight

Collect photos and various wall art to place around it.  I love the example below, a simple theme of the letter “L” keeps it interesting, eclectic but still cohesive and you really have to search to find the thermostat.

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{Found on jonesdesigncompany}

2. Frame It

Simple and elegant, choose a color that matches your thermostat or add contrast to make it pop.  This idea can also easily be incorporated into the idea above, especially if you are using similar or matching frames.

the2seassons - framed thermostat

{Found on the2seasons}

3. Add Depth

A block of wood, hinges, and a framed picture, add depth and create easy accessibility.

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{Found on apartmenttherapy}

4. Reverse Shadow Box or Artist’s “Wood Canvas”

This one is a little bit bigger project but I love the idea.  Free hand painting of letters can be really difficult, so I recommend using letter stickers, like those used for scrapbooking with Mod Podge to seal them on. Also, with all of the holes around the outside, there should be enough airflow without the holes in the front, if that doesn’t work with your quote of choice.

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{Found on Frankfully}

5. Shelve It

Installing a series of floating shelves with knickknacks and leaning pictures is a wonderful way to add texture and depth to a wall while camouflaging your thermostat.

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{Found on myloveofstyle}


I came across this one and loved it so much I just had to include it, even though I’d already found my top five.  This one is a bit more labor intensive but I love that they are repurposing wood from around their property to create it.

vin'yetetc - floating bookcase

{Found on Vin’yetEtc}

While I was doing my research I came across many great looking ideas, old distressed boxes with doors for access and canvas pictures with hinges among others.  While these kinds of things are great for hiding your thermostat, don’t forget to take airflow into consideration.  You may find you will need to drill holes in the bottoms of boxes or use a block of wood to bring the canvas far enough out from the wall for air to still get through.

I hope this helps give you some simple and creative ways to camouflage your thermostat.

Do you have any ideas on ways to hide your thermostat?  Questions about other home conundrums?  Share your comments below.

Profile Image Andrea PohlsanderAndrea Pohlsander is an administrative assistant for Resource Services, Inc.  She’s fairly new to the HVAC industry but is backed with the support or expert technicians, including Resource Services’ owner Dennis Sult, who has over 45 years of industry experience.  She enjoys reading, writing, and pursuing creative endeavors like scrapbooking and experimenting with new recipes.

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