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What Goes Into a Proper Thermostat Installation?

small_435898505Installing a new thermostat is something that requires the right knowledge, skills and attention to detail. If it’s not done right, your heating and cooling system might not work properly and it could waste your time and money. Today we’re going to talk about the important aspects of a thermostat installation and why it’s a good idea to have it done by a professional like Jerry Kelly!

What are the important aspects of a proper thermostat installation?

  • Choose the right model. There are all kinds of thermostats available to you, but not every model will be compatible with your specific heating and cooling system. If you have two-stage heating or a whole house humidifier, for example, you will need a special type of thermostat that works with those features. In addition, it’s important to choose the thermostat that matches your preferences and lifestyle.
  • Remove the old thermostat properly. Before a new thermostat is installed, the old one must be removed. This must be done carefully because it’s important to keep track of which wires go where when your new thermostat is installed.
  • Evaluate the location of your thermostat. In many instances, a new thermostat will be installed right where the old thermostat was. However, it’s important to consider whether or not that is the best location for your new thermostat. If your thermostat is near direct sunlight, close to air vents, in a drafty area or not centrally located, it could affect the performance of your heating and cooling system and the comfort of your home.
  • Install the new thermostat correctly. When it comes time for your new thermostat to be installed, everything must be connected correctly and the unit must fit securely on your wall so that it will function properly and look great.

Why is a thermostat installation best done by a professional?

Given the intricacies of a thermostat installation that we listed above, the best thing to do is have your new unit installed by a professional like Jerry Kelly. We will help you through the entire process, from choosing a unit, to picking the right location to installing it on your wall. A professional installation will save you the headaches caused by an improper installation and will ensure your thermostat is ready to operate perfectly from day one.

If you have any questions about a proper thermostat installation, or if you’d like a heating system serviced or installed in your home, contact Jerry Kelly, your St. Charles, MO, heating and cooling contractor. We service the St. Louis area, including towns like O’Fallon, St. Paul and St. Peters.

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