How to Replace the Thermostat Batteries in Your Mount Pleasant Home

If you have a programmable thermostat, you probably know that they don’t require much maintenance. However, once in a while you will need to change the batteries if it is a battery powered unit. If you see a low battery indicator on the screen or unit, you should have backup batteries ready to be put in. Also, if your screen ever goes blank, try new batteries before calling in a technician. While every thermostat is a bit different, you can replace the batteries in most of them with the same general steps. Most take common AA or AAA batteries, so have the appropriate type handy before you begin:

  • Start by taking the thermostat off of its wall mount. Most should simply pull off or come off after sliding it up.
  • Look on the back of the unit for the battery slots and take out the batteries. You may find it easier to use a small flat screwdriver to help get the batteries out.
  • Put in the new batteries, but be sure to put them in the right way. Look for markings that indicate the proper direction. In general, the positive ends will point up.
  • Put the housing back on the wall mount the same way you took it off. Either click it on or slide it down.

As you can see, there’s really not too much to replacing the batteries in your programmable thermostat. If you want to be sure there’s no interrupted service at an inconvenient time, replace thermostat batteries once a year before they get low on power. You can use the old batteries in other less important electronics. If you need any help replacing thermostat batteries or fixing any other part of the HVAC system in your North Charleston home, contact the experts at Berkeley Heating & Air Conditioning.

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