How To Change Your Doorbell

The Mountain Life Team Blogger November 3, 2011

When we move into a home, we make changes. Appliances get replaced, rooms get painted, and floors get refinished or re-carpeted. It part of how we make a home “ours”.

One item we tend to skip, though, is the changing of the doorbell. In most North Georgia Mountain Homes, the existing doorbell is “good enough” if it exists! Not too many homes in the Mountains even have doorbells. However, most of my clients are coming from Atlanta and all parts of Florida where they do have doorbells.

Well, if you’ve ever had a mind to change your home’s hard-wired doorbell system, the good news is that changing your doorbell is a simple, do-it-yourself project. Whether you want chimes, songs, or the traditional ding-dong, all you need is a screwdriver, some tape, and the new doorbell system.

This 2-minute video from Lowe’s maps it out :

  1. Cut the power to your doorbell from your circuit breaker
  2. Unscrew the doorbell face plate
  3. Replace the face plate with your new doorbell
  4. Locate your in-home receiver and remove the chime system
  5. Replace the chime system with your new system

The video also includes helpful tips such as how to use tape to prevent “losing” wires in your walls, and how to label your wires for faster re-wiring.

Changing a doorbell is a quick, 1-hour project. Use the video’s guidance to make you don’t miss a step.