Honeywell thermostat schedule not working? Well, in this guide we’ll help you solve this!
The Honeywell thermostat is a popular choice among homeowners who want full control over their home cooling and heating systems.
The Honeywell schedules are an excellent way to achieve this, but sometimes the system refuses to work properly, so keep on reading…
If your Honeywell thermostat’s schedules are not working, check the schedule settings to verify the scheduled time, date, day, and other configured settings. If the options appear to be rightfully configured, continue with thorough troubleshooting of the thermostat.
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Why is Honeywell Thermostat Hold and Schedule Not Working?
Here are the most common reasons why the Honeywell thermostat schedule is not working:
Honeywell Thermostat Schedule Not Working – Fixed Easily!
Tip: Follow the steps below in chronological order!
1. Check the Thermostat Settings!
The very first thing to check is your Honeywell thermostat settings including thermostat mode, temperature, date, and time settings.
This is why we’ve designed specified steps for you to configure all settings properly and exclude this possibility as soon as possible.
How to Check The Mode Settings?
- Turn on your Honeywell thermostat.
- Press the Mode button on the thermostat.
- Find out your desired mode (Cool / Heat).
- Choose the appropriate mode and save.
How to Check The Temperature?
- Check the current temperature of your unit.
- Use the Up and Down arrows to adjust it.
- Tip: Press the arrow buttons multiple times!
How to Check The Date and Time?
- Locate and push the Set button on the Honeywell thermostat.
- Set up the device’s time using the Up and Down arrow buttons.
- Then, press the Press and adjust the date and time settings.
- Press the Run button on your Honeywell thermostat to Save.
Note: Make sure to set the thermostat temperature lower than a room for AC activation and higher than a room for heater activation.
2. Optimize the Network Connection
If your Honeywell thermostat is connected to a Wi-Fi network, ensure that the connection is stable and fast, since weak or intermittent connectivity causes interference.
The schedule might not work properly due to internet inconsistency, which you can easily address at home!
Here is how to inspect stable the Honeywell thermostat network connection:
- Power cycle the WiFi router – unplug from the power for 30 seconds!
- Disconnect unused devices – remove them from the thermostat’s WiFi.
- Test your WiFi connection – use a secondary device to perform a test.
How to Connect Honeywell Thermostat to WiFi?
- Hold down the Up and Second buttons on the thermostat’s bottom.
- Set the thermostat to “39 0” using the last button on the bottom.
- You’ll see the WiFi setup message on your thermostat device.
- Use your smartphone, and open the WiFi Settings in the menu.
- Locate and tap on your Honeywell thermostat’s device name.
- Type your WiFi password in the field and tap on the Connect button.
- Wait for a few minutes until your thermostat is connected to WiFi.
When you are sure that your thermostat’s network is operational and stable then check for the schedules.
If the schedules still don’t work then continue reading to troubleshoot even further.
3. Modify the Schedule Settings!
If your thermostat settings are correct but the schedules are still not working, this time modify the schedule settings.
Maybe something is incorrectly configured for schedules, and that’s why inspecting the schedules settings will help you to reconfigure them.
Here’s exactly how to modify the Honeywell thermostat’s schedule settings:
- Touch the Menu on the thermostat screen.
- Choose the Schedule option from the menu.
- Select the desired period using < or > buttons.
- Touch Select to choose and edit the period.
- Tap the Time and adjust it using the “+” or ”-”.
- Tap the Temperature, and adjust accordingly.
- Touch the Select when the modification is done.
- Tap on the > icon to locate and click on Done.
- Press the Select option to finally Save settings.
Note: When you are done adjusting the schedule settings, check the scheduled time and observe to see whether this helped.
4. Clear and Reset the Schedule!
If changing the settings on your Honeywell thermostat does not resolve the problem, clear and recreate a new schedule.
Maybe something went wrong during the configuration of the recent schedules so it’s worth attempting and setting a brand new schedule, the correct way!
Step #1 Clear the Thermostat Schedule
- Push the “Menu” button on your Honeywell thermostat.
- Scroll down in the menu and look for the “Schedule” tab.
- Find the “Set Schedule” option on the thermostat screen.
- Press the button from the right side of your thermostat.
- Then, check the set schedules for the particular period.
- Press the middle button on the device to clear all settings.
- Repeat the same steps for all periods and set schedules.
Step #2 Set the Thermostat Schedule
- Touch the “Menu” button on the Honeywell thermostat display.
- Select the “Schedule” option and click Select to edit the period.
- Press the “Time” option and set accordingly using the +/ – icons.
- Touch the Temperature option to adjust the desired temp mode.
- Press the Select and then the Done button when you are ready.
- Finally, press the Select button to save the newly created schedule.
When you have set the new schedule, hopefully, you will not have the same schedule problem again with your thermostat.
In case your thermostat scheduling issue persists keep on reading!
5. Update the Honeywell Thermostat
If your Honeywell thermostat is connected to the internet, see if there are any available updates.
Firmware updates can frequently resolve software-related issues that affect the thermostat schedule and other functionalities as well.
Here is how to update the Honeywell thermostat software:
- Press the “Menu” button on your thermostat.
- Navigate to the Settings menu using the arrows.
- Scroll from the menu and choose “System Info”.
- Then, choose the option “Check for updates”.
- If the latest update is available, tap on “Update”.
When your thermostat software is completely updated, reboot the unit by turning off the circuit breaker for a few minutes and then turning it back on.
Also, double-check your thermostat and schedule settings, before conducting a test.
6. Inspect for *Holiday Mode*
Your Honeywell thermostat has a holiday settings option that most users use when they are going away from their homes for an extended period.
The mode is designed to preserve electricity and the schedules will not work while the Holiday mode is activated.
Note: Holiday mode restricts the device from performing any activity!
Here is how to inspect for holiday mode:
- Open the Honeywell Home app.
- Tap on the Main Menu from the top.
- Locate and tap on the Holiday option.
- Toggle off the Holiday Mode Settings.
Note: To activate and deactivate thermostat modes, the device must be connected to the WiFi!
7. Replace the Thermostat Batteries
If your thermostat uses a battery then there is a possibility of a low charge or other defect, which is preventing the schedules from executing.
Sometimes even if your Honeywell thermostat is working, the charge from the batteries could be weak or fluctuating.
The Honeywell Thermostat uses two AAA batteries!
So, it’s very important to check whether the batteries are dead by installing a fresh pair, that you can purchase online or at any convenient store.
We strongly recommend not skipping this step!
Note: It’s good to install a fresh set of batteries in your Honeywell thermostat once every year.
8. Factory Reset the Thermostat
If you have tried all steps but nothing works then perform a factory reset on your Honeywell thermostat only as a last resort.
This method will clear all settings and configurations and will initialize your thermostat, where the data loss is irreversible.
Here’s how to factory reset the Honeywell thermostat in easy steps:
- Press the Menu icon on your Honeywell thermostat.
- Scroll down and tap on the “Advanced Setup” tab.
- Tap on “Reset” and then choose “Factory Reset”.
- Alternatively, install the thermostat batteries incorrectly.
- Info: The batteries must be facing the incorrect poles.
- After a few seconds, reinstall the batteries correctly.
- This will reset the Honeywell thermostat to default.
Once your thermostat factory resets completely, then set it up again to get full control of your home.
If you need further help or the scheduling problem persists, contact Honeywell Support.
When the Honeywell thermostat schedule not working, check the thermostat’s schedule settings such as time, date, mode, and temperature.
In case the issue is persistent, verify the internet connectivity, recreate a new schedule, and lastly factory reset the thermostat.
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