From $20 "dumb" thermostats to $250 smart models that heat and cool your home for you, there are a ton of climate control options in stores today. The $160 falls somewhere in the middle of the spectrum -- it's far from basic, but it also isn't super high-end.
And because you can find Sensi on Amazon and at many retail chains, it's DIY-friendly. That means you can install this thing yourself in an afternoon -- or less. Follow this step-by-step guide to swap out your old thermostat with a Sensi in no time.
- Shut off power to your thermostat at the circuit breaker.
- Remove your original thermostat's faceplate.
- Take a picture of your existing thermostat wiring.
- Visit Sensi.com to see if your thermostat wiring is compatible.
- Use the included sticker tabs to label your thermostat wires if they aren't already.
- Disconnect your thermostat wires from your old thermostat.
- Uninstall your original thermostat's baseplate from the wall.
- Wrap the wires around a pen or pencil to keep them from falling into the wall.
- Feed the wires through the Sensi baseplate and screw it to the wall.
- Connect the wires to the appropriate Sensi ports.
- Attach the Sensi faceplate to the baseplate.
- Turn on power to your HVAC system at the circuit breaker.
And there you have it -- 12 steps to replace an existing thermostat with Emerson's Sensi. If you still have questions or are otherwise unsure about tackling a DIY project like this, be sure to consult a professional. At the very least, they should be able to answer specific questions related to your HVAC system and thermostat wiring.
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