Need To Replace Your Thermostat Battery? Follow These Quick And Simple Steps
Replacing Your Thermostat Battery Is Not Only Simple—It Can Save You On Expenses
As a tenant, one of your responsibilities is to make sure that your thermostat is in proper working condition. As part of your Tenancy Agreement, undertaking minor repairs and maintenance to the property includes checking your thermostat and replacing its batteries if needed.
You may think that checking and replacing your thermostat batteries seems like too much trouble but in fact, it is fairly simple to do. Of course, you can call a contractor to do it but this will likely cost £80 upwards.
The steps below are a basic guide that will help you with checking your thermostat batteries correctly. The last thing you want to do is try to figure out how to replace the batteries the moment they fizzle out.
Simple Stress-Free Steps To Replace Your Thermostat Battery
Don’t worry: It's easy to replace your thermostat batteries at home. To replace the thermostat battery, you will usually need only one tool: an appropriately-sized screwdriver. Once you have that, follow these steps:
First, locate where the battery compartment is in your thermostat, as per the manufacturer’s manual.
Open the battery compartment cover by removing the screws using your screwdriver, or by taking it off as per the manufacturer's manual.
Identify the positive and negative terminals of your thermostat batteries. The positive terminal will typically be marked with a plus (+) sign, while the negative terminal will usually be marked with a minus (-) sign.
Unscrew or unclip the old batteries and remove them from the thermostat. Be sure to check the type of batteries so when you buy new ones, you won't go wrong.
Insert the new batteries into the terminals. Make sure to attach the correct polarities, that is: positive to positive sign and negative to negative sign.
Finally, replace the battery cover on and test to check if your thermostat batteries are good. The display indicators should show that your new batteries are working fine and that you've done a good job of replacing them.
Remember: Take The Necessary Precautions If You Replace Your Thermostat Battery Yourself
Replacing your home thermostat batteries is a quick and easy task that can be done without any worry. However, it’s important to take some precautions when doing the replacement to stay safe.
Always be safe when working with electricity and follow the manufacturer’s instructions to ensure a quick, worry-free replacement.
Reminder That You May Be Charged - Where our contractor has arranged a time with you to attend and you postpone, cancel, or don't show up or where it is your fault for the appointment not proceeding you will be responsible for paying the call-out charge for the contractor and potentially any restocking fee for parts.
Where the fault, issue or damage, is put down to your or other tenants, permitted occupiers, or guests' actions, you will be responsible for paying for the repair. These terms are already part of your Tenancy Agreement.
But if you find that replacing your thermostat batteries has not been successful, please contact us on 01522503717 and we will be able to send out a contractor.