Step 4: Mount the Outdoor Sensor

Lance Marques mounts the outdoor sensor that allows the thermostat to measure the temperature outside
Photo: Ryan Benyi
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This wireless, battery-powered device allows the thermostat to display outside temperatures. Turn it on while standing next to the thermostat. When both units establish a connection, place the sensor in a bracket mounted on the north side of the house, above the snow line.
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    Tools List

    • flathead screwdriver
      Screwdriver
    • needlenose pliers
      Needlenose pliers
    • drill
      Drill/driver, for mounting the outdoor sensor

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