SELECT THERMOSTAT LOCATION
⁄ ” hole for
Proper location insures that the thermostat will provide a
comfortable home temperature. Observe the following
general rules when selecting a location:
Stout cord with 6”
5 feet from floor
1. Locate thermostat about 5 ft. above the floor.
2. Install thermostat on a partitioning wall, not on an
⁄ ” guide hole
3. Never expose thermostat to direct light from lamps,
sun, fireplaces or any temperature radiating equip-
4. Avoid locations close to windows, adjoining outside
walls, or doors that lead outside.
5. Avoid locations close to air registers or in the direct
path of air from them.
⁄ ” hole in floor of partition
Hooked wire for snagging chain
6. Make sure there are no pipes or duct work in that part
of the wall chosen for the thermostat location.
Figure 1. Routing thermostat wires
7. Never locate thermostat in a room that is warmer or
cooler than the rest of the home, such as the kitchen.
2. Push excess wire into wall and plug up hole with fire-
resistant material, such as fiberglass insulation, to
prevent drafts from affecting thermostat operation.
8. Avoid locations with poor air circulation, such as be-
hind doors or in alcoves.
9. The living or dining room is normally a good location,
provided there is no cooking range or refrigerator on
opposite side of wall.
3. Place thermostat base over hole in wall for wires and
mark mounting hole locations on wall.
4. Drill mounting holes.
5. Fasten thermostat base loosely to wall using two
mounting screws (see fig. 2). Place a level against
bottom of base, adjust until level, and then tighten
mounting screws to secure base (leveling is for ap-
pearance only and will not affect thermostat opera-
tion). If holes in wall are too large and do not allow you
to tighten base snugly, use plastic screw anchors to
ROUTE WIRES TO LOCATION
1. If an old thermostat is being replaced and is in a
satisfactory location, and the wiring appears to be in
good condition, use existing wiring. If in doubt, re-wire.
thermostat wire must first be run to the location se-
lected. All wiring must conform with local and national
electrical codes and ordinances.
3. Probe for obstructions in partition before drilling 1⁄2”
hole in wall at selected location. Take up quarter
round and drill a small guide hole for sighting (see
fig. 1). From basement, drill 3⁄4” hole in partition floor
next to guide hole. In houses without basements,
drill 1⁄2” hole through ceiling and into partition from
above (see fig. 1).
Take care when securing and routing wires so
they do not short to adjacent terminals or rear of
thermostat. Shorted wires may result in personal
injury and/or property damage.
4. Through this hole drop a light chain, or 6” chain
attached to a strong cord. Snag cord in basement with
hooked wire. In houses without basements, drop cord
through hole in ceiling and down partitioning; snag
cord at the thermostat location.
5. Attach thermostat wire to cord and pull wire through
hole in wall so that 6” of wire protrudes.
ATTACH THERMOSTAT BASE TO WALL
1. Remove thermostat cover. Pull wires through opening
near center of thermostat base and connect wires
under terminal screws (see WIRE THERMOSTAT TO
Figure 2. Mounting thermostat base to wall