Install the Sensi thermostat in a few minutesIt doesn't take long to replace an old thermostat. Here's how.
If you've recently bought a sensei WiFi programmable thermostat from Emerson you're in luck. We're gonna walk you through the physical installation. So the first thing you definitely want to do is turn off the power to your thermostat. It may not reflect that in the display because like mine it's battery powered but that your heart and AC is shut off and powered down. So the first thing you want to do is remove the space plate From your old thermostat. This is the old thermostat that came with my house, so I'm just gonna snap off the faceplate. So, that's done, just set that aside. The next thing you wanna do, to get a picture of the layout of your wiring. If for some reason it doesn't work out with the your thermostat compatibility, and you wanna put the old thermostat back on it's really helpful as handy guide to Make sure you can find your way back. So after you've done that, you wanna just unscrew and remove the existing wires. I already unscrew them just for simplicity sake, but just take a little **** driver. If you loosen those, the wires will come right out. The next step is just to remove the base plate here. So that's pretty straightforward This one comes out really easily then we'll just unscrew this one. So something I sometimes recommend if you're worried about your wiring falling back into your wall, just wrap the wires around a pencil or something. It's a good place holder if you're trying to do something In between and need to take a break. So I'm gonna grab the base plate for my thermostat over here. Alright, so next step is to just feed the wires through a base plate, line up with the holes. Conveniently, mine lines up perfectly so I don't need a power drill or anything Kind of ideal really. And then just add in your screws here. So I'm gonna **** this in. And then it comes with a level which makes it really nice. Another thing you wanna think about is like mine here you can see the original paint that was behind the old thermostat. So you might have to do some touching up. Along the way but it's not too bad. The next step is to reattach the wires basically. This layout is a little different, but it's labeled. So you want to put your RH in the RH port. **** that down. Same with all the others. [NOISE] And you'll wanna **** those back in. Another thing if I didn't mention it, you'll wanna go to [UNKNOWN] website and just check compatibility. There's a chance that your original wiring isn't compatible for this one. But fortunately mine was so that makes it really simple. The final step really is just to snap the face plate back on. These usually just kinda, you line them up the right way. And they should pop on fairly easily. Fortunately though, the face plate in this case is larger than the base plate so actually does cover up all that pane, so I don't know if I have to do anything but that's it. That's your kinda step by step to installing the Emerson Sensi Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat.