How do I install a programmable thermostat?

SYNOPSIS

If you’re looking to save energy and money, replacing an older thermostat is a good start. Programmable thermostats help you control the time your furnace or central air is running. More importantly, they help you control when they’re not – like when you’re away from home or at night when you’re asleep. Find out what you need to change your thermostat by watching this helpful video.

TRANSCRIPT

Replacing an old thermostat with a programmable thermostat is one of the easiest ways to save energy and money. With a programmable thermostat, you can set it so that you’re running your furnace or central air less while you’re at work or overnight when you’re asleep. This can make a big difference in your utility bill.It’s an easy project. All you need is your new thermostat, a couple of screwdrivers, some wire connectors and a set of new batteries. If your new thermostat is a different size than the one you’re replacing, you’ll also need a drill, a bit set, some screws and several wall anchors. Most thermostats come with wire connectors, screws and wall anchors, but check the box in case you need to pick them up separately. One last thing: turn off the service switch to the thermostat on your furnace before you begin. Then, don’t forget to turn it back on when you’re done.If you have any questions, visit your local Westlake Hardware. We’re always here to help.

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  • Programmable Thermostat
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  • Wire Connectors
  • Batteries
  • Cordless Drill
  • Drill Bit Set
  • Screws
  • Plastic Wall Anchors
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