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What are these foam things in my wall heater box? (now with video!)

If you’re reading this blog post chances are you’re either one of our loyal followers (thank you very much) or you purchased a Com-Pak, Com-Pak Bath, Com-Pak Max or Energy Plus and are wondering “What the heck do I do with these little foam thingies I found inside the box?”

If you’re in the later group, this blog post should answer all your pressing questions.

How to remove a built-in thermostat from a Com-Pak heater

How to remove built-in thermostat from a Com-Pak heater

If you walk into a big box store to buy a Com-Pak wall heater, chances are the only models you’ll find on the shelf have built-in thermostats. Those are handy if you’re looking for a simple new install, but not necessary if you plan on using your heater with a wall thermostat.

If you want to use your heater with a wall thermostat, you have a few options. You can special order a unit without a built-in. You can override the built-in thermostat by turning it to the highest (hottest) position and just using the wall thermostat to control the heater’s output. But the most simple solution of all is to just remove the built-in thermostat.

Don’t worry folks, it isn’t as complicated as it may sound. You just need to remove a few screws and cut one wire. This video will show you exactly how to do it.

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Now is the perfect time to install a heater

Summer hardly seems like the time of year to think about heating your home. But, as Mitch Speck of Specktacular Home Remodeling says, you can save a lot of time by addressing your home heating needs when it’s still hot outside. Plus you’ll be ready for the cold weather when it inevitably comes.