The white wire underneath your thermostat connects to your heating system. It terminates at your air handler or furnace. The white wire connects to terminal W in industry-standard thermostats.
Where do thermostat wires run to?
If your system has a C-wire, it might be in use or just tucked away behind your current thermostat. If your system doesnt have a C-wire, youll need to run a new cable from your furnace to your thermostat to install most of the modern smart thermostat models.
How do you wire thermostat wires to a thermostat?
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