A Comprehensive Guide Installing thermostats for AC

The cooling of your home and its comfort during summertime depends mainly on the efficiency
of your air conditioning system. One of the most essential factors in this problem is your AC
temperature. It acts like your cooling system’s main control center, which functions through
temperature regulation and the promotion of maximum performance. Are you the one who is
eager to go into a “Do It Yourself” mode and replace the thermostat from your old AC? If so, we
can help you get an AC thermostat setup tutorial through this DIY guide.

Step-by-Step AC Thermostat Installation:
Before we jump to doing this, it’s of utmost importance that we turn off the power supply of your
HVAC system at the breaker box. Safety first! Now, let’s get started:

  1. Gather Your Tools: This includes a Phillips screwdriver, a leveler, a pencil, and,
    depending on the thermostat model, wire strippers.
  2. Identify Wiring and Label:  Take a keen look at the old thermostat’s wiring. These
    thermostats use color-based symbols (such as red, white, green, or yellow) as a visual
    guide for the user. Snap a shot of the wiring setup to reference when reinstalling. Twist
    and keep the wires connecting with the correct terminal by covering masking tapes or
    markers for future easy identification.
  3. Remove the Old Thermostat: Loosen the plate mounting screws from the wall and
    carefully disconnect the wires one after another using a screwdriver or Plier. Be sure not
    to go off the picture and labels, as they will help you manage the future reconnection.
  4. Prepare the New Thermostat: Most used thermostats include a nominal plate attached
    to the wall. Level the base plate and indicate the location of the screws with your
    pencil. To start, drill pilot holes if needed. Next, fasten the base plate into position using
    the specified screws.
  5. Mount the Thermostat: Install the display unit onto the base plate, locking it to fit the
    manufacturer’s instructions.
    Easy AC Thermostat Installation Tips:
    Consult The Manual: Thermostats come in every model from its make and shouldn’t be
    this way. Conform to the instructions provided by the manufacturer concerning the setup
    and operation of the home automation system.
    Take Your Time: Technology faults, such as errors or malfunctions, can suddenly
    disrupt the system’s functioning.
    Don’t Force Wires: To illustrate, let’s assume you have some loose wires connected to
    improper terminals. You should take a photo of the wire colors and make sure that you
    connect them to the respective terminals.

Call a Professional If Needed: Feel free to contact an HVAC-certified technician if you
are uncomfortable with the installation or the steps.

Replacing your air conditioner’s existing thermostat can enhance comfort in your home and
improve efficiency with the help of a new thermostat. Whether you prefer DIY techniques or
require professional assistance, the above information will guide you through installing
thermostats for your AC system. It provides a comprehensive walkthrough for a smooth
installation process.
Kean Heating and Cooling is the premier service provider for heating and cooling solutions in
town. Visit us now for all your heating and cooling needs, and discover how we can help you
achieve optimal comfort and efficiency in your home.


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