Thermostat installation: all you need to know (tip!)

Proper thermostat installation

Before you can start with thermostat installation, there are some things to know about. A thermostat is merely a tool that helps to regulate heating and cooling, in your home or in your car. Installing a new thermostat ensures continual regulation. When the thermostat is faulty, it is advisable to replace it, which helps you save money on utility bills or for instance, in your vehicle, keep you safe on the roads. If you are to install a new one or replace it yourself, it is a task that is relatively simple.

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Thermostat learning installation

Before any installation begins, the first thing to do is to read the installation manual. For a newbie, this is very important. For a pro, it may be ignored. The installation manual should give detailed instruction and pictures on how to install the thermostat. Installing the thermostat can either be in the house or in the car. The correct procedure must be followed, and the wiring must be done correctly to ensure the thermostat works perfectly, and you don’t cause injury to yourself.

Thermostat installation requirements

To install a thermostat, there are some pieces of equipment you will need for the installation. They are:

  1. A screwdriver with a small straight-slot (or flathead)
  2. A Phillips screwdriver
  3. A pair of pliers with needle-nose
  4. Wire strippers
  5. For drywall, Plastic wall anchors which come with the thermostat
  6. A drill for making holes to fit the plastic wall anchors
  7. A small level
  8. Pen or pencil
  9. Paper bag to collect dust or debris and masking tape for labeling
  10. Paint for coverage

Thermostat installation procedure

There are necessary procedures to undergo before installing a thermostat and after. It is essential to note that before any installation is done, the electricity must be switched off. This ensures that there is no electric shock and no damage done to the thermostat. The other procedures to be followed are:

  1. using your screwdriver, unscrew the old thermostat from the wall plate or back plate.
  2. Take note of each of the different wires. Each of these wire control a specific relay or contractor. These wires are used to control the fan, heating or cooling depending on what t is specialized for.
  3. Use the tape with you to act as a marker on the wires, i.e., label the wires
  4. Attach each wire to the correct terminal and make sure it is not touching any other thing except the terminal.
  5. Close the thermostat and screw it correctly into the right position
  6. Put on the electricity to test the thermostat.

To replace a car thermostat, these are the following steps to follow:

  1. Locate the position of your car’s thermostat
  2. Place a bucket under the location of the thermostat
  3. Remove the clamp connecting your radiator hose to your thermostat
  4. Remove the hose
  5. Loosen the bolts holding the thermostat in place and remove the old thermostat
  6. Remove the gasket that was in place and replace it with a new one
  7. Place the new thermostat and secure it with the bolts
  8. put back the hose and its clamp
  9. Replace the escaped fluid

Thermostat installation location in cars

In most of the vehicles, the thermostat is located under housing close to the water pump which is on the cylinder head. The housing of the thermostat is connected directly to the top of the cylinder hose. In other cars, the thermostat is located close to the bottom tube.

Thermostat installation location in the house

In most of the cars, the thermostat is located under housing close to the water pump which is on the cylinder head. The housing of the thermostat is connected directly to the top of the cylinder hose. In other cars, the thermostat is located close to the bottom tube.

The thermostat in housing responds to the change in temperature in their surroundings. Therefore it is imperative that the thermostat should not be installed in places with extreme temperatures. It is better to choose a place without direct sunlight to prevent the thermostat from thinking it is scorching. Also, it cannot be installed in draft areas which can make the thermostat think that it is freezing. Do not also install it near air vents.

The best place to install a thermostat is mainly the center of the house. It is best mounted on an interior wall and consideration should be taken forth rooms you and your family members occupy often.

Thermostat installation position

Installing a thermostat at home makes it essential for regulating a room temperature for either cold winter weather or hot summer weather. A thermostat must be placed in a favorable position to ensure it works properly and it can be easily reached. Positioning the thermostat out of reach of everybody’s hands is not a wise option. It should be placed within reach of everybody but out of reach of children and toddlers to prevent any tampering or accident. It should be positioned in an environment with a moderate temperature and not extreme ones. It should be exposed to the general airflow of the room.

If the thermostat is placed very close to the source monitored, then the system will be restarting. When the number of starts and stops becomes too much, it tends to become annoying and later shorten the life cycle of the equipment. It is advisable to use multiple zoned systems as it tends to save energy by regulating the temperature in various spaces.

How to wire a thermostat installation

It is mostly advisable to call a professional when there is an issue with your thermostat especially if you have a multimode system. Systems like these tend to be very complicated, and they require special sub-bases so that the control circuit of the thermostat will work properly. There different controls and each of them has different coloring system of wires. Each of these wires must be inputted into the correct terminal, or the unit will not function properly.

There are many variations of thermostat wiring. They are

  1. The 5-wire thermostat

This is known as the most common type of thermostat wiring, and it is majorly used in many central air conditioners that have a gas furnace or an air handler. The 5 wires are end for 24-volt hot, yellow for cooling, blue for common which can be another color, white for heat, and green for the fan.

  1. The 4-wire thermostat

This type of wiring is typically seen in a thermostat that uses battery or a heat only digital thermostat. It has the same color features or control as the 5-wire thermostat, but it excludes the heat alone. In the temperature, the wiring present is a 24-volt hot and familiar (red and blue), a green wire controlling the fan, and a white wire for the heat.

  1. 3-wire thermostat

This type of wiring is mainly typical n a digital thermostat used to control a boiler. This wring has a 24-volt, a 24-volt common, and a wire for heat which is probably white.

  1. 2-wire thermostat

This type of wiring is likely to be found in heat only thermostat that is digital or non-digital. If the thermostat is digital, it has a battery to power the thermostat. The wires in the thermostat are mainly 24-volt for hot and the white wire for heat.

As said before, each of the colored wires must be attached to the correct terminal. Some of the connections are:

The green wire must be connected to the thermostat G terminal. This color of wire controls the fan or the relay of the blower

The yellow wire is to be connected to the thermostat Y terminal. This color is used for the control of the air conditioner

The white wire is to be connected to the W terminal. This color is used for the control of heating

The blue wire serves as the common

The red wire is used for the 24-volt hotness

Thermostat installation pictures

Step 1: turn off the power to prevent an accident.

Step 2: remove the face plate of the thermostat.

Step 3: take a picture of the connection for referral purpose.

Step 4: disconnect the wires from the old thermostat.

Step 5: remove the backplate.

Step 6: install the new backplate and connect the wires using your knowledge or the picture was taken previously.

Step 7: screw the new faceplate to the wall

Step 8: Attach the new thermostat face

Step 9: switch on the power

Step 10: Configure the new thermostat.

Various models of thermostats

Mechanical thermostats

This mainly includes devices which use automated means to sense and control. Steam or hot water based systems majorly use automatic control on their bi-metallic thermostat which helps to regulate the proper flow. Due to the evolution of technology, thermostatic radiator valves (TRV) are now being used in these systems.

Some of the mechanical thermostats are purely used to regulate the dampers in some installed rooftop vents, which helps to reduce the heat that is being lost during a cool or cold period. The thermostatic valve is used in some automobile passenger heating system which regulates the water flow and also the temperature to a comfortable level. The most common application of purely mechanical thermostat is in the internal combustion engine cooling system. It helps in regulating the flow of the coolant into an air-cooled radiator for the maintenance of the engine in its optimum operating temperature.

Electrical and analog electronic thermostats

Heating systems which are based on water and steam had been controlled by using bi-metallic strip thermostats. These thermostats were used to sense the air temperature by using the differential expansion of two metals to act as an off/on the switch. Bimetallic strips have now been replaced by electronic sensors in the central heating systems.

24-volt thermostats

Most of the modern thermostats used for heating, cooling or heat pumps operate on low voltage control circuits (usually 24 volts AC). A control transformer is installed as part of the equipment to provide the 24 volt AC power. This low voltage system has the advantage of being able to operate different electromechanical switching devices, using a stable and safe voltage and current levels. Into the thermostat is built a provision for enhanced temperature control which uses anticipation. This helps the thermostat to be able to sense and anticipate the change in temperature and when to switch.

Line voltage thermostats

This type of thermostat is commonly used in electric space heaters some of which are baseboard heaters or directly wired electric furnace. The system power is switched instantly by the thermostat if a line voltage thermostat is used. A low voltage thermostat cannot be used on a line voltage circuit as this can result in failure of the thermostat and also fire. Other applications like control of fan coil also use line voltage thermostat. Line thermostat can also be used to control circulation pumps in heating applications and also in centralized boilers and chillers.

Digital electronic thermostats

Newly produced digital thermostats mainly rely on thermostats and other semiconductor devices such as a resistance temperature detector (resistance thermometer) because they have no moving parts. Regular batteries must be inserted to operate it. Some digital thermostat (power stealing digital thermostat) tends to use the 24 volt AC circuits as a source of, but they will not work on thermopile powered channels used in some of the furnaces. The thermostat has an LCD screen which shows the current temperature and the setting. Other features displayed are the clock, the present time and date settings for the temperatures, the energy conserved and comfort. Some of the more advanced models have touch screens installed and the ability to operate well with home or building automation system.

Recently, the development in the manufacturing of thermostat has introduced a lucrative market of which there are various brands. Some of these brands are

  • Honeywell
  • Venstar
  • Ecobee
  • Nest
  • Carrier
  • Lennox
  • Schneider Electric
  • Lux
  • Emerson
  • LockState

Thermostat with installation

Before going out to buy a thermostat and installing it, there are some things to consider

You have to choose between a non-connected thermostat, a programmable thermostat, and a smart thermostat and buy the one you are interested in.

A non-connected thermostat will be okay for those who prefer simple programming and do not have enough funds. A smart thermostat will appeal to those who are interested in controlling the thermostat with voice command or through an app. If you are also interested in giving up control of the thermostat and you want it to learn your habits, then a smart thermostat is for you.

Consider Your HVAC System

Not all models of thermostat can work on conventional heating and cooling systems. There are exceptions as not all models can support all types of HVAC systems. It may be imperative to install a separate thermostat for the cooling and heating systems if they are distinct, as well as in each different zone.

Scope out Your Wiring

Open up your existing thermostat to see the type of wiring in place. Some of the non-connected, programmable thermostats will be able to work with 2-wire thermostat wiring which is majorly common in older heating systems. Newer thermostat requires a standard wire which is known as a C-wire which provides a continuous flow of power for things like the display and Wi-Fi. If you don’t have a C-wire, a technician will need to be consulted.

There are options for those who do not have a C-wire but need to install a smart thermometer

Some models or brands allow you to add a c-wire by using a power adapter or extender. Example of such is the Ecobee.

You can buy and install a third-party add-a-wire adapter.

Some of these brands like Nest and Emerson both claim that you do not require a C-wire for most systems. The caution has been issued against this arrangement as it can cause damage to your equipment.

It has been advised that you should have a C-wire installed by a professional technician.

Installation thermostat apartment

Installing a thermostat in your residence is not a tedious task. Before installation,

  • Know the type of thermostat to buy and how it is going to work effectively for your apartment
  • Learn about the nature of wiring needed for that type of thermostat to prevent any accident
  • Get the tools and equipment required for the installation
  • Read the user manual before performing any installation
  • Switch off the electricity at the circuit breaker before any installation.
  • Follow the step by step instructions outlined in the manual and connect the wires to the terminals correctly
  • Close the housing of the thermostat and screw it close
  • Switch back on the electricity and test the thermostat.

Installation thermostat Honeywell

Honeywell thermostat has a different number of wiring systems. In installing a wiring system for a 4-wired Honeywell thermostat, there are four wires to consider.

G is for the Fan (green wire)

R is the 24 VAC / Rc and R or Rh (red wire)

Y is for the Compressor/air conditioner (yellow wire)

W represents the control for Heat (white wire)

In installing a two wired thermostat

  1. The wire connection should be seen outside the wall
  2. Switch off the power going to the thermostat
  3. Use the back plate to locate the position for the screw and use the drill to create the holes
  4. Screw the back plate into the wall
  5. Connect the wires. Whether there are two, four or five wires, they all have the same type of labeling as any other thermostat. The constant two wires to be found in any thermostat are the R and W terminals. The R which stands for red is the hot wire that comes from the 24-volt transformer which powers the application switch.
  6. If you are having issues in determining which wire is which then check the control panel on the appliance or consult the wiring diagram
  7. After connecting the cables, connect the faceplate and close the thermostat.
  8. You can now switch the power back on and test the thermostat.

Below is a diagram detailing the connection wiring for installation?

Thermostat installation Vaillant

One of the products of Vaillant is the vSMART which is compatible with Vaillant boilers which uses the Ecotec range explicitly. Its mode of installation is straightforward. You need to the smart and plug it into the front of any boiler using and available in the Vaillant Ecotec range. This is made accessible due to the communication units’ line connection it has. Once the communication unit has been put in place, you can then set up your thermostat by connecting to your home Wi-Fi connection. The device can either be mounted on a wall, or it can be placed on a stand. One of its features is that it is battery powered and when you want to use it just insert three batteries at the back of the thermostat, and it begins working.

Installation thermostat Wi-Fi

To install a thermostat with Wi-Fi, these are the following steps to be taken.

1. Put off your HVAC System

It is essential to put off your entire HVAC system at the panel breaker before removing the old thermostat. This prevents the power from flowing, and it keeps you from accidentally short-circuiting the electrical components of the entire system when you are with the thermostat and working on the wires. Some of the old thermostats which are battery powered may still be working so, ensure all are turned off before starting.

2. Remove the faceplate

To get to the low-voltage wiring and the back plate, you will need to take away the faceplate of the old thermostat. It is relatively easy to remove the faceplate with ease but if it seems a little bit stuck then look for around it for there might be a screw or two for you to loosen.

After removing the faceplate, it is advisable to take a picture of the wiring to have a record of which line is connected to which Terminal. Some thermostats have stickers which are used to label the wires. Know where they should be placed before disconnecting the cables.

3. Remove the back plate

Depending on the model of the thermostat, the method of removal will be different. You might have to unscrew the small screws holding the wire in place or to release the cords, cables, press little tabs using a pen.

4. Adding a C-wire if needed

Some system already has a C-wire installed. If one is not present, another wire might be attached to serve as the standard wire, which provides power for the thermostat. Some models add an adapter to the thermostat to serve as a C-wire.

5. Let the new back plate serve as a template

Place the new back plate on the wall and use a pencil to mark its position. Use a small bit to drill holes at the marks made for the location of the back plate screws. If anchors are available, install them too. Make sure the wires of the thermostat are all the way through the back plate before screwing the back plate into the wall

6. Reattach the wires

After securing the back plate of the thermostat, take the thermostat wires and connect them to their correct terminals. This can be made easy using the stickers used to label them or the picture taken of the old wiring.

7. Place the new faceplate

After completing the installation, place the faceplate of the new thermostat onto the back plate. If it doesn’t easily attach, don’t force it in but check if the wires are in the way. Rearrange the cables the way they should be and try to connect the faceplate onto the thermostat.

After the faceplate has been attached, turn on the breaker if the HVAC system. This restores the power, and the thermostat should start booting (i.e., smart thermostat tend to boot like a laptop).

8. Connecting the thermostat to Wi-Fi

If the thermostat has been powered on, it then takes you through some prompts for connection to Wi-Fi and to set up its app companion on the Smartphone. Each of the rapids and procedure tends to differ from make to model, so utmost attention should be paid when going through the prompts.

Radiator thermostat installation

To install a thermostat in a radiator, there are specific steps to be taken.

  1. The valve at the base of the heater is always open so close it.
  2. Put off the room’s thermostat to prevent any electrical accident.
  3. be careful when unscrewing the existing air vent which is on the side of the radiator.
  4. Apply Teflon tape on threads of the new thermostatic steam valve.
  5. Thread the new steam valve into the heater and make it tight with an adjustable wrench.
  6. Put Teflon tape to the threads of the existing air vent.
  7. Then Thread the old air vent into top of the new steam valve.
  8. Finally, Open the valve which is at the base of the radiator.
  9. The Turn on the room’s thermostat to test it.

Do it yourself thermostat installation

There are various installation guides on how to install a thermostat by you without having to look for an engineer or electrician. This section tells you how to install and replace your thermostat by doing it yourself.

In replacing the thermostat if your boiler, caution has to be taken and the following procedures are to be followed

  1. Put off the service switch on the boiler.
  2. Remove the cover of the existing thermostat.
  3. After removing the cover from the thermostat, unscrew the thermostat which is mounted on the sub-base attached to the wall.
  4. Loosen the wires that are connected to the sub-base of the thermostat
  5. Then remove the existing sub-base
  6. Hold up the sub-base of the new thermostat to the wall and make sure to connect the red wire to the R screw terminal, and then the white wire to the W screw terminal.
  7. Use the bits to drill new screw mounting holes for the sub-base.
  8. Place the plastic anchors into the holes and screw the sub-base into the wall
  9. Insert the batteries into the thermostat and replace the cover
  10. Make sure to turn on the server switch

Thermostat installation how to

Replace thermostat electric water heater

In replacing the thermostat of an electric water heater,

  1. The power should be switched off to prevent any electrical accident. Remove the safety cover and access panel. To remember how the wires are connected, a picture can be taken or a diagram drawn. Then remove the cables from the thermostats.
  2. The thermostats are secured in place by the use of a special bracket that firmly holds it against the tank which allows it to sense the internal water temperature of the container. To remove it, carefully lift one side of the bracket and twist it upward for it not to lock back into place and repeat on the other side. For those with the dual element, repeat the process for the lower thermostat.
  3. It is advisable to take the old thermostat (s) with you when purchasing a replacement. Thermostats can be interchanged, but it is preferred if all the components are matched accurately.
  1. If there is damage to the old bracket or you want to change it, a replacement can be gotten. To remove the old bracket, just pry it upward for removal. The new one will be placed flat against the tank and pried downwards until it finally locks into place.
  1. After getting the replacement, make sure you slide it downwards evenly into the holding bracket until it finally locks into place. Reattach the wiring as it was before. Replace all the safety covers and the access panels. Switch on the power and allow the heater to work for about an hour for testing.

Replace thermostat home and replace the thermostat housing

To return a thermostat at home

  1. You are to purchase a thermostat that will be compatible with your system. Don’t just buy any type and fix it. The compatibility of each thermostat is listed on the packaging. Most of the thermostats that are purchased for replacement are mostly compatible with almost all standard systems. So review it. If there is a chance that your system is unique, it may be challenging to get a replacement for it.
  1. You are required to review the manufacturer instructions listed for wiring the replacement thermostat. The installation process may be similar to most thermostats, but it is wise to preview all the materials and pictures provided for the installation of the new thermostat. There might be a difference in some of the installation methods. So it is better to read it before starting. It is also a good idea that pictures should be taken if the current wiring system before starting.
  1. All power going to the thermostat should be put off. It is imperative to switch off the switches of the thermostat, air conditioner, and the furnace. This reduces any chance of incurring any electrical injury when replacing the thermostat.
  2. The old thermostat should be removed from the wall. Most of the thermostat has been designed in such a way that you can just slide it upward from the wall plate attached to the wall. If the wall plate has screws, loosen them. Some of the thermostats have a base and sub-base. All parts of the thermostat should be totally removed leaving only the exposed wires and the bare wall.

If there is corrosion in the exposed wires and the length of the exposed wire is long, you can restripe the wires or scrape the ends of the wire till they shine.

  1. Attention should be paid to how the old thermostat is wired during disconnection. Most of the thermostat wires are coded so make sure this is done right. You can use paper tape to serve as labels for the cables and match them to the correct connection on the thermostat. Other wires that were not connected or were loose should be labeled and designated as well. You can ignore the color of the cables unless you want to use them for your own identification purpose.
  2. Make sure to keep the loose wires hanging outside of the wall.
  3. Take the new walk plate and use it to mark out the holes needed for drilling for the screws to be. You might need a level to make it balanced. Drill the holes and make sure to screw the replacement wall plate into the wall securely. Some thermostat has a mercury tube which requires that it be leveled entirely for accurate readings.

Let the holes to be drilled match the size of the screws and use the anchors also as they provide support.

  1. Attach the thermostat to the wires by using the labels to connect the wires to the thermostat or follow the pictures taken of the old connection. Some of the thermostats are two wire systems while some are five. If there are empty ports or relationship, it is not a severe issue.
  1. You can now put the thermostat back on the wall and if the extra length of the wire is exposed push it back into the wall. Place the thermostat onto the wall plate by placing the thermostat against the wall above the wall plate; slide it down so that it sits in place on the wall plate. The thermostat should not be exposed to drafts air heat as it can mess up the thermostat readings
  1. Restore power to the thermostat and turn on the switches in the breaker to restore power. Also, don’t forget to input the batteries as most systems require 2 AA batteries to function. Check to see if all orders are working correctly and enjoy your thermostat

Replace thermostat Honeywell

Replacing a Honeywell thermostat is a simple task which should not be difficult to perform. Always follow the correct procedures, and it will start working. To return a Honeywell thermostat:

  1. Buy the replacement thermostat. Before buying any thermostat learn about the old one and buy the thermostat which will be most compatible.
  2. Study the manufacturer manual
  3. Switch of the power leading to the thermostat at the breaker to prevent any electrical discharge.
  4. Open the old thermostat
  5. Study the previous wiring, take a picture of it or label the wires to remember how to wire it with the new thermostat.
  6. Disconnect the cables and remove the back plate
  7. Make sure the wires are outside the wall and connect the new back plate
  8. 8. Use the labeled system or the picture taken to connect the cables back to the thermostat. The connection must be made correctly, or the thermostat won’t work.
  9. Replace the faceplate and cover the thermostat with the face.
  10. Go to the breaker and switch the power back on.
  11. Test your thermostat and reprogram it as you see fit.

Hire a professional plumber for thermostat installation

There are different ways to hire a professional plumber for thermostat installation. You can hire through a company website, through a networking site or through other means.

Thermostat installation troubleshooting

The problems that arise when using a heating air cooling system can be linked to the thermostat. In some the cases the adjustment of the thermostat is crooked while other times, the battery is already dead. To adjust the thermostat and replace the batteries are relatively simple to perform.

If your thermostat starts misbehaving and you are utterly certain that its programming is correct, and then replaces the batteries. The batteries are located on the back side of the thermostat so just unhook the thermostat from it base plate and change it.

If the problem still persists, then it seems your thermostat is old, and it may be wastage of time and effort trying to fix it. It is advisable and more affordable for you to replace it

The thermostat is not controlling the Temperature

When it comes to your notice that the temperature readings on your thermostat differ from the temperature you are experiencing, and then the thermostat may be dirty, not level on the wall or it is in a location where it cannot get a proper reading.


  1. Put off the power to the heating system.

2 Remove the cover of the thermostat. It is easy to pull it straight out, but some models do not support that. So be careful so as not to break it. Also, check the manufacturer instructions.

  1. To clean the thermostat, you are to use a soft brush to gently and softly remove dust and dirt. A gentle, delicate piece of cloth can be used to wipe the thermostat has two parallel metal strips,
  1. For an older thermostat, there is a high chance of corrosion. This can be removed with an electronic contact cleaner. If it doesn’t work, you may need to replace it.
  2. For a mechanical (non-electronic) thermostat which mostly has a mercury tube, make sure us it is mounted on a leveled slope on the wall. It can be checked with a small torpedo level.

6 the location of a thermostat matters a lot. It should always be located at least 5feet from the floor where it can experience the air sample which is consistent with room temperature. It should not be put in corners, behind doors, near a window or a heat source. If it is one of these locations, then relocation is in order. This might involve routing the wires, so it is better to engage a technician.

  1. If there is no change after performing all these steps, it is advisable to replace the old one with a new smart thermostat.

For Extreme Temperature Swings

If there is a fluctuation in your furnace cycle or there seem to be significant temperature swings in the room before the furnace comes on, there might be an issue with your thermostat, and it might need a little bit of adjustment. To adjust a thermostat


  1. Open the thermostat by removing its cover. If you are using a mechanical thermostat with a mercury tube, the first thing to do is to use a small torpedo level to ensure that the thermostat is mounted level on the wall. This will allow it to measure the temperatures correctly
  2. You will need to adjust the heat anticipator. In many thermostats, a calibrated scale has a small level that moves along it. This is known as the heat anticipator adjustment. You will need to adjust the lever one calibration mark closer to the more extended setting if your furnace blacks out frequently.

If the room temperature which is affected by the furnace rises too high or drops too low before the heater comes on or goes off, you can move the lever one mark away.

  1. You need to give the thermostat several hours for it to stabilize itself at the newest setting it has been programmed to.
  1. You are allowed to repeat the adjustment if the current setting does not suit you.


  1. If after all this adjustment, there is no change then you are advised to get a new programmable thermostat.

Thermostat installation service

There are different thermostat installation services available on the net. The beauty of the internet has brought closer to you than you can ever imagine. All you need to do to get a service is to go online and search. Dozens of them are always ready to cater to your every need.

Thermostat installation near me

To get the closest installation service nearest to you, you can always use Google map to find such or go online and narrow the search to installation services closest to your vicinity. Most of these installation services are online nowadays and can be contacted easily.

Thermostat installation cost

To install a thermostat, some prices are going to be incurred.

Cost breakdown

1. Thermostat

The cost of a thermostat greatly varies as it depends on the brand of the thermostat and the available features of the thermostat. Looking at the market survey that average manual thermostat cost between $25-$60, a digital programmable thermostat should cost between $90-$159, while a smart electronic thermostat will have an average of $200-$300.

Below are the prices of a thermostat according to the top producers

  • Honeywell thermostat costs between $175-$250.
  • Nest thermostat costs between $250-$300.
  • Sensi thermostat costs between $100-$150.
  • Ecobee thermostat costs between $250-$300., While
  • Luxe thermostat costs between $100-$150.

2 Labor

Mostly, the charge of the electrician is between $65-$85 per hour. They can install a new thermostat within two hours for a labor cost of a total of $170.

 3. Enhancement and improvement costs

To improve your comfortability in using their products, many wireless smart thermostats are now packaged with a remote used for programming the thermostat. To get an additional remote, it may cost up to $200. A hub might be needed to connect your thermostat to your internet. The center can cost up to $100-$200.

4. Additional considerations and costs

Buying a built-in 2on-unit thermostat is cheaper and comfortable to install when compared to a wall thermostat which tends to be more accurate and precise.

If you buy the more expensive thermostats, it can divide the home into different zones to automatically change the heat and place it at various levels throughout the house. To do this with a manual thermostat will be very difficult.

If you want a smart electronic thermostat, a Smartphone or tablet is required alongside the corresponding application to gain control of the system remotely.

Installing Digital and electronic thermostats which are the most energy efficient can help in energy conservation in the long run.

When there is a fault with the thermostat, the cost of repairing the manual thermostat is less than the cost incurred in repairing the smart thermostat.

In conclusion, this write up will teach you all you need to know about thermostat installation. Let us know when you tried anything related to thermostat installation in the comments below.

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