Horizon How-To: Changing Your Programmable Thermostat Batteries
Programmable control centers or thermostats such as this Honeywell VisionPRO 8000 are great system accessories that allow homeowners to have complete control over their heating and cooling systems. They allow the user to manually adjust the temperature of their home at the push of a button or to set up an automatic schedule that will ensure their system operates at peak efficiency to save them money.
Simple dial or switch controlled thermostats may never require batteries for operation but almost all modern digital programmable control centers will.
Possible signs that you need to replace your thermostat batteries include a low battery warning on the thermostat’s display, unusual behavior from your heating or cooling system, or an unresponsive thermostat screen.
If your Honeywell VisionPRO 8000 thermostat displays a blank or unresponsive screen, or a low battery indicator you will need to replace the batteries. This can be accomplished by removing the faceplate of the thermostat by depressing the top release button marked PRESS and lifting the unit out and away.
Turn the thermostat over to reveal the old batteries. This model requires 4 AA batteries but your control center may vary. Once your new batteries have been installed, hold the thermostat at an angle and insert the two latches into the bottom of the wall mount. Finish your reinstallation by snapping the unit securely into place.
To avoid any interruption in your system’s operation, we recommend being proactive and changing the batteries in your thermostat at least once a year. It is always a good practice to install new batteries on the same schedule as your smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector to ensure these vital components of your home are fully powered.
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