How to Change a Thermostat Battery

May 14, 2020

Hot summer days and cold winter nights are the norm in Las Cruces, NM, and the surrounding areas. The variable weather means that you may frequently change the settings on your smart or programmable thermostat. The thermostat’s touchscreen uses a battery to power its backlight and operations. This battery also allows the thermostat to connect to your Wi-Fi. Here are tips on how to change the battery of your smart or programmable thermostat. Determine Which Batteries You Need Each make and model of programmable or smart thermostats have their own battery requirements. Refer to your owner’s manual on which type and how many batteries your thermostat needs. Some thermostats accept both rechargeable and disposable batteries. If the manufacturer recommends a particular brand of battery, be sure to use it. Using some other brand could result in a voided warranty on your thermostat. Change the Batteries Changing the thermostat’s batteries is a simple process, and it should only take a few minutes. Follow these steps: Turn off the HVAC system Lift up or remove the thermostat’s housing Locate the batteries Remove the batteries Insert the new batteries Close the thermostat’s housing Reprogram the thermostat Avoid using any tools to pry the...

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