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How to Install a Programmable Thermostat Video

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Replacing your home's mercury thermostat with a programmable unit will rid the home of dangerous mercury and help save on heating and cooling costs.

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Be careful not to break the glass vial on the old thermostat, as it may contain liquid mercury, a hazardous substance. Dispose of the old thermostat at a hazardous waste facility or with a heating supply company. Never throw the old thermostat in the trash.

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