Having working batteries in your thermostat means your HVAC system won’t shut off if the power goes out! It’s great to get in the habit of changing these batteries once per year so you are prepared.
There are several indicators that you may need to change your thermostat batteries:
- Low battery indicator light on your thermostat
- Your A/C or furnace isn’t operating reliably
- Your thermostat shows a blank or dimming screen
- You can’t set your thermostat or turn your HVAC system on
How to replace the batteries:
If you have a battery-operated thermostat, you will typically have to remove the front plate of the thermostat to change the batteries. Look around the edges of your thermostat to see if there are any areas to grab on to in order to remove it – there may be a button or handle for easy removal. Don’t use excess force. You should be able to carefully snap it off! Once you have popped off the front plate of your thermostat, you will need to replace the batteries.
The batteries you need will likely be one of these 3 types:
- AAA alkaline
- 3V lithium
After you change the batteries, pop or slide the face back on and you’re good to go!
If a problem with your HVAC system persists, please give us a call at (470) 205-2224 or submit a maintenance request to your resident portal. We’re here to help!