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Old 10-18-2007, 02:00 PM   #1
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Hi,
I'd like to change to old thermostats in my house to digital ones that I can set times and temps on. Is this a difficult thing to change out myself?
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It depends on your heating/cooling system. Mine was only two wires.

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It is only hooked up to our heating system which is an oil run boiler.
I havent take off the current thermostat yet so I dont know how many wires there may be. Do I need to do that before buying a new one?
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You probably have a round style thermostat. I'll bet there are only two wires for yours as well. Electronic ones are universal.
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Thanks! Yes it is a round thermostat. So if that is the case it should be fairly straight forward with 2 wires? Might you have a suggestion for a brand name that is well thought of?
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If it is in fact a two wire stat then it is not controlling an AC, look for a heating only digital thermostat and it will be easier to hook up.
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Thanks cjett! It is heat only, no ac in the house.
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Your welcome. With the heat only t-stat you will not have the useless, in your case, heat-off-cool switch on the thermostat either.
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Do they make heat only ones that are programmable ...because that is the main reason why I want to change it out. And because it's pretty old.
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Yes they do.
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Very straight forward to hook this up. Two wires connect to the thermostat. Programming the unit is harder. But not very hard.

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