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How the heck do I change a thermostat from Celsius to Fahrenheit?

We get asked this a lot!

There are thousands of different thermostats, remotes and controllers. We often get to work with thermostats that we have never seen before, but the following steps will help guide you!

A quick word of caution: on some thermostats, you may have to enter back into the initial “installation” mode and change the function settings. This is not recommended for a homeowner or building manager. Do not change installation settings without professional help or training as it is easy to change other settings which are potentially very damaging to the system. This means instead of a quick function setting change you could be creating more problems.

The good news is it is usually pretty simple. Here is what to do if you find yourself wishing you could switch the thermostat to show 70 instead of 20 or vice versa.

  • Put on some comfy slippers, have a cup of tea in a portable cup, grab your googling device, a Sani wipe and your stash of spare batteries.
  • Locate installation and user manuals and read thoroughly. If you don’t have a manual, google search the make + model number and you should easily find a PDF from the manufacturer’s site.
    • Quick Hack: If you are not sure of thermostats model number it is printed on the back of thermostat or on wall sub base.
  • (This is relating to low voltage thermostats – do not remove 120v thermostats) Gently remove the thermostat to read the model number. Line up carefully and carefully push back onto the wall (some may have hinges or screws)
  • Go to your thermostat and follow your manual’s instructions on how to switch from Celsius to Fahrenheit.
    • Quick Hack: This may be in the “settings” on your thermostat. It may be a dip switch on the back of control.
  • While you’re there might as well change your batteries to some fresh ones if it’s been a while 🔋
  • Clean your thermostat with a sanitizing wipe (they can get kinda gross over the years!) since you are already working so hard, why not go a little buck wild?

If you can’t figure it out, don’t stress! It’s no big deal. Next time you have a qualified technician out to your home or business for routine maintenance he or she would be more than happy to change those settings as well as reset any filter or other accessory reminders. Let us know beforehand and we can even print you the manuals you need for free! We’ve got your back.

We are always happy to chat about optimizing your system to your specifications. We can do crazy stuff like set up schedules, control your house from your phone, even come out and see if everything is running efficiently. You can reach out right now at 250-760-0898 or shoot us a quick email to reception@servicexcel.ca and one of our friendly family members can assist you with a huge silly smile 😬😁😝

Audrey Primavera
Audrey Primavera
Brock Trimmer came and installed a brand new heat pump. He put carpeting down inside our home when installing the unit on the wall and vacuumed up after he was done. He did an outstanding job and told us all about our heat pump unit. He set up the remote for us on auto, and as seniors, this was very helpful for us. Friendly and efficient, we absolutely enjoyed the experience of the heat pump installation.
Irene Pady
Irene Pady
Very good service technicians Matt and Dillion neat clean and a job well done!
Ava Scrase
Ava Scrase
Hats off to Servicexcel: Paul did a fantastic job of executing the work we’d been quoted to repair our Heat Pump, and the repairs came in under budget. He was professional and courteous while explaining the work required and conducting the repairs at our home, and I will have no hesitation in using you folks again for future requirements. Thanks again for looking after our family’s needs – have a great weekend all!
Sylvia Dunn
Sylvia Dunn
We would like to acknowledge the young men whom we had the pleasure of meeting and the excellent job they did installing our new AC and gas furnace. They went above and beyond their jobs, working on an exceptionally hot day well into over eight hours, leaving only when the job was thoroughly and efficiently done. We are now relaxing in a comfortable home thanks to Eric, Aaron and Levi. We would certainly recommend your company and the fine employees to our friends.
Tamara Cameron
Tamara Cameron
Sean and Josh were friendly and professional. Really knew their stuff!
Bill McRitchie
Bill McRitchie
The two technicians who installed our ductless heat pump system were Matt and Levi. The electrician was Raul. All three of these men demonstrated outstanding workmanship, knowledge and patience with a willingness to provide information on work to be carried out as well, as instruction in system operation. They are a credit to Servicexcel.
Nathan Jones-Dill
Nathan Jones-Dill
We used service excel because we had heard so much about them And Isabella was just so helpful and friendly. They came to install our heat pump when they said they would and that means a lot to me .Mason was very professional. As soon as he showed up he got right to work and got the job done even though it meant putting in a long day. Good work service excel!
Y D
Y D
Had a heat pump installed with 1 hiccup and the staff (installers, electrician, office staff) all handles the situation in a really professional manner... Will definitely use them again when I add additional units to the house. Thanks again!
Michael Simard
Michael Simard
Yes, they excel in service! Brock and Kent were polite, expertise and efficient. Great company from first call to end result. Michael
Janet W.
Janet W.
Everything about dealing with ServicExcel was a great experience. The customer service reps on the phone (Cameo and Jennifer) were both wonderful and even organized all the rebate paperwork for me. Eric who gave me my quote explained the options and procedures fully and patiently answered all my questions. The installation team (Aaron, Raoul and Jude) were cheerful and efficient and cleaned up after themselves so well I couldn't tell they were even in my house... except for the fabulous cool air coming from my brand new heat pump! I would recommend these folks in a heartbeat to anyone who wants to switch from a gas furnace to a heat pump system.
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