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Many homeowners don’t even realize their digital thermostats have batteries until they see the warning displays on the screens. But there’s good news: Learning how to replace the batteries in your thermostat is straightforward and easily mastered in a few simple steps.
Why a Thermostat Needs Batteries
The primary function of batteries inside your thermostat is to save any programmed information in the event of short power outages so that your heating/cooling system continues uninterrupted. When low batteries eventually die, you’ll see a black display screen, the thermostat will stop working and your heating or cooling units won’t function. The heating and cooling system cannot respond to nonexistent temperature commands.
How to Replace the Batteries in Your Thermostat
Replacing your thermostat’s batteries is a relatively simple procedure and one you should be able to handle yourself. If the thermostat and your heating and cooling systems begin to work after changing the batteries, then job well done.
Follow these steps to replace the batteries in your thermostat using a small, flat-headed screwdriver.
- Release the thermostat from its wall plate by pressing the tabs on either side of the thermostat housing, or by removing small screws holding the housing in place. Check your thermostat user manual if you’re unsure.
- Locate the batteries in the housing.
- Either pull the ribbon holding batteries in place, or pry them out gently with the screwdriver.
- Insert fresh batteries, using the proper +/- directional indications.
In the event your heating or cooling system is still unresponsive, or if you have questions or concerns about your HVAC system, contact the professionals at Conditioned Air, Inc. for fast, professional assistance in Middle Georgia.