Remodeling Your Home Can Boost Its Value

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Remodeling Your Home Can Boost Its Value

While my wife and I loved our home at first, after a few years, we started craving a change in scenery. We thought about remodeling it to see if that would give us the change we were looking for, but we worried that if we were still bored of our home after the remodeling project, we would have just "wasted" our money before putting it on the market. That mentality changed when we learned that some home remodeling projects can boost the value of your home greatly and even help it sell more quickly after it is put onto the market! We soon had our kitchen upgraded and a few other changes to our home and found out that it really was the change we were craving. I learned a lot about home renovations during the remodeling process, so I decided to create a blog to share my tips on!

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Replace Your Heating Unit's Thermostat With Ease

If your heating unit's thermostat isn't working, replacing it can be completed with a few, basic steps. Once you have finished making the switch, your new thermostat will regulate the temperature inside of your home each time that you use your unit.

Use The Following Materials

  • screwdriver
  • electrical tape
  • labels
  • pen
  • pencil
  • electric drill
  • drill bits
  • batteries
  • thermostat

Remove The Cover And Label The Wires

Turn off the power to your heating unit to prevent the risk of becoming injured. Remove the front cover on your thermostat by prying the sides of it away from the wall. Loosen and remove the screws that are connected to the thermostat with a screwdriver. Pull the thermostat slightly forward. You will see a series of wires connected to it. Label each one to show which terminal it is connected to. Remove the wires from the back of the thermostat by gently pulling them out of the terminals. Finish pulling the thermostat away from the wall.

Install The New Wall Plate

Unscrew the wall plate to the thermostat with a screwdriver. When removing it, pull each wire through the openings in the plate. Tape the wires to the wall with electrical tape so that they do not fall through while you are getting ready to install the new plate. Line up the new wall plate. Draw marks with a pencil on the wall to show which spots need to be drilled.

Use an electric drill to make holes for the new plate. Remove the electrical tape from the wires. Pull the wires through the openings in the new wall plate. Line up and attach the new wall plate to the wall with screws, using the holes that were previously made by the drill.

Install The New Thermostat

Insert each wire in the appropriate terminal on the back of the new thermostat. Remove the labels after all of the wires have been connected. Connect the new thermostat to the wall plate with screws and a screwdriver. Insert batteries in the thermostat if the model that you have purchased requires them. Secure the cover to the front of the thermostat by pressing it down firmly on each side.

Turn the power back on to your unit. Adjust the temperature to one that will cause the heating unit to turn on. You will feel warm air blowing through the vents and your home will heat up to the temperature that you have selected. Change the batteries in your thermostat when necessary to keep it working properly. To find out more, contact a business like Lowry Services: Electric, Plumbing, Heating & Cooling.