Replacing a thermostat is a relatively straightforward job if you're replacing an existing thermostat with a similar model in an area with the necessary wiring already in place. Whenever you change your central air conditioner, heating, or air conditioning system, you must replace the thermostat. It is possible to replace an old manual two-wire thermostat yourself after turning off the power to the house. The cost of replacing a thermostat depends on the type of thermostat you choose and the complexity of the installation.
If you are replacing an existing thermostat with a similar model, the cost should be minimal. You may need to purchase additional wiring or other components if you are installing a new type of thermostat. If you are replacing an old manual two-wire thermostat, you can purchase a new one for around $20 to $50. If you are installing a programmable or digital thermostat, the cost can range from $50 to $200. Smart thermostats can cost up to $400. In addition to the cost of the thermostat itself, you may need to pay for installation services.
If you are replacing an existing thermostat with a similar model, installation costs should be minimal. However, if you are installing a new type of thermostat, installation costs can range from $50 to $200 depending on the complexity of the job. It is important to note that some utility companies offer rebates for installing energy-efficient thermostats. Check with your local utility company to see if they offer any rebates or incentives for installing energy-efficient thermostats.