How to Install a Digital Thermostat

Honeywell Vision PRO 8000

Honeywell Vision PRO 8000

A good thermostat allows you to regulate the temperature of your home and maintain optimal comfort. An outdated thermostat can often be problematic because it offers less versatility. If you haven’t done so already, buying a digital thermostat is a must. With multiple settings and easy programming, you can set the desired temperature in your home with little to no trouble.

Currently, we offer the Honeywell Vision PRO 8000 Thermostat as a featured product, along with several other digital thermostats. The Honeywell Vision PRO 8000 features a touch-screen, menu-driven programming, and a real-time clock that keeps time during power failures and updates the time for daylight savings. The programming feature on this digital thermostat is one of its most cost-saving and energy-conserving components. You will be able to program your thermostat to shut off when you’re on vacation and to turn on before you arrive home, which can save you money.

Installing a new digital thermostat may seem daunting, but it’s quite simple if you follow these instructions.

  1. Read through the manufacturer’s instructions.
  2. Turn off the breaker or fuse panel that powers your thermostat.
  3. Remove your old thermostat.
  4. Remove the cover plate.
  5. Remove mounting screws.
  6. Carefully remove wires and keep note of which color wires connects to which terminal. Also, tie the wires together carefully so they do not fall behind the wall.
  7. Remove the thermostat base by removing mounting screws.
  8. Install the new mounting plate with new anchors, usually provided by the manufacturer. Position the plate over the old anchors or drill new holes if the plate will not fit.
  9. Connect the wires. If you kept note of where the colored wires fit, this will be easier.
  10. Attach the new thermostat to the base and insert batteries.
  11. Install the cover (this might need to be mounted with screws).
  12. Turn the power back on and test the thermostat.
  13. Follow the programming instructions provided by the manufacturer.

Installation should take between 15-20 minutes. When in doubt, refer to the manufacturer instructions for more details.