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Question: (DIY Thermostat) I am wanting to replace my manual thermostat with those automatic ones, how do i do it?


Question by flingpad: (DIY Thermostat) I am wanting to replace my manual thermostat with those automatic ones, how do i do it?
Specs: what i have in my condo

3 manual (dial) thermostat:
living room, bedroom 1, bedroom 2

Heating: floor baseboards in all rooms
A/C: wall airconditioner

note: so all i need to know if those automatic programmable ones are compatible with what i have at home.

1. Am I suppose to buy 3 programmable thermostats to replace my 3 manual ones? if not, i’m assuming the main thermo is in the living room. so i just need to buy one?

2.tips for DIY.

3. can someone elaborate this on me please.

thanks!
all i have is electric, no gas, no furnace whatever it is….

thanks for the answers….. i have to buy 3 of them?
another thing is, how do i take out my old thermostats off the wall, there’s no screw or anything?

Best answer:

Answer by RICH @www.hvac-for-beginners.com
The thermostats are probably for the baseboards only. You will need 3 line voltage thermostats.

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2 Responses to Question: (DIY Thermostat) I am wanting to replace my manual thermostat with those automatic ones, how do i do it?

  1. Keith N

    Yes, you can install programmable thermostats on baseboard heaters. You will need a separate thermostat for each if you have separate for each now. You’ll need to connect the red wire to the “R” terminal, and the white to ground or neutral. You will likely see a short black wire between the “R” terminal and one that says “BL”. Disregard this. These thermostats are normally installed on forced air systems and this wire is for two element systems. If it makes it any easier for you, you can remove this black wire and throw it away. You don’t need it.

  2. R P A

    Are baseboards hot water (boiler) or electric?

    The following web page from Honeywell has a chart that may be of help.

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