Wondering how to set a Honeywell thermostat for cooling? You’re at the right place!
The setup configuration of the cooling setting of your Honeywell thermostat is quite easy on both programmable and non-programmable units.
Today, we will look into the complete programming guide for cooling on all types of Honeywell thermostats, including the pro series!
To set a Honeywell thermostat for cooling, verify that the correct date and time are selected and create a schedule for any day of the week.
Once you’ve set 4 checkpoints throughout the day, choose the appropriate cooling temperature for each checkpoint.
To understand the functionality of Honeywell thermostats, keep reading!
Understanding the Honeywell Schedules!
Understanding how the Honeywell thermostat works and the importance of the scheduling settings is the key to configuring the cooling settings properly.
All Honeywell thermostats have a “Cool” function that can heat or cool the environment, solely based on the user’s input settings.
Programmable Vs. Non-Programmable Honeywell Thermostats
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The major difference between a programmable Honeywell thermostat and a non-programmable type is that you’re able to set daily schedule settings.
The schedule settings allow the thermostat to alter its cooling functions up to 4 times a day.
How to Set a New Honeywell Thermostat for Cooling? (Programmable Models)
In order to program a compatible Honeywell thermostat properly, there are quite a few steps for configuring the schedule and weekly.
Not having set particular software settings may prevent the Honeywell thermostat from actively cooling your household at all times.
Let’s review the necessary steps to set up a Honeywell thermostat for cooling!
1. Set the Correct Time & Day
The first step is to make sure that the time and day settings are correct.
If your Honeywell thermostat is brand new, this is the first prompt you will receive once the device is powered and securely connected to the HVAC system.
- To adjust the clock of the thermostat, press the “SET Schedule” button on the thermostat and use the arrow buttons to adjust the time properly.
- To adjust the day setting of the thermostat, press the “SET Day” button on the most-left part of the bottom panel and select the correct day with the arrow buttons.
Note: Remember that AM and PM do matter when setting the correct clock settings!
2. Configure the Daily Heating/Cooling Periods
With a programmable Honeywell thermostat, you’re able to fully automate the heating/cooling of your home by creating up to 4 checkpoints throughout the day.
At each checkpoint of the day, the thermostat will either cool or heat, completely based on your preferences.
There are a total of 4 periods you can schedule:
- The “Wake” period is most early in the morning.
- The “Leave” period is when you leave for work.
- The “Return” period is when you come back from work.
- The “Sleep” period is when you generally go to bed.
Info: You can set a specific cooling/heating setting for each period of the day, but it must be done individually for each day of the week.
How to Program Honeywell Daily Periods?
Follow these steps to configure the 4 periods for any day of the week:
- Begin by pressing the “Cancel/Period” button and choose a day.
- Once a period is selected, it will be displayed beneath the day.
- Choose a time for the thermostat’s “Wake” period and press “Set”.
- Choose a temperature for the thermostat’s “Wake” period save.
- Lastly, repeat the steps for all remaining periods and weekdays.
Note: On some Honeywell thermostats, the weekend days are programmed separately.
3. Check the AC/Furnace Installation
To ensure that the Honeywell thermostat keeps the temperature in your home in check always, you must verify that all of your ACs and the furnace are working properly.
In case you have got a programmable Honeywell thermostat, verify that the device is connected to Wi-Fi securely.
How to Detect A/C or Furnace Issues?
The easiest way to recognize problems with the installation is in the hard wiring or the effectiveness of the heating/cooling.
If the system is unable to cool properly, you might want to call a technician to inspect the condition of the installed A/C devices.
Furnace problems most often occur as a result of clogged air filters, tripped float switches, opened furnace doors, or damaged furnace tubes.
Tip: Any further problems with your installation should be reported to a qualified technician!
How to Set a Honeywell Thermostat for Cooling? (Non-Programmable Models)
It is quite easy to adjust the cooling temperature of a non-programmable Honeywell thermostat knowing that the thermostat consists only of in-built manual controls.
Non-programmable thermostats cannot create schedules and changing the cooling temperature is immediate.
How to Change the Honeywell Cooling Temperature?
All you have to do to alter the cooling temperature of a non-programmable Honeywell thermostat is press the “HOLD” button and use the arrows to adjust.
By pressing the downward arrow, you’re increasing the cooling temperature of the thermostat.
To adjust the temperature of the non-programmable thermostat dynamically, press the arrow up/down buttons while on the home page.
The temperature will be displayed in the top-left.
Are Non-Prgorammable Thermostats Configured Manually?
Yes, all non-programmable Honeywell thermostats must be configured manually.
If you wish to change the temperature, simply walk over to the thermostat and press the arrow buttons until the device is at the desired temperature.
For excessive cooling, press the downwards arrow button until the thermostat has reached the preferred temperature.
Keep in mind that drastic changes in the set temperature may take a while until the A/Cs have done their job.
Especially on a non-programmable thermostat, dropping the desired temperature drastically could take up to 5-10 minutes until the temperature level is reached.
Info: Once changed, the temperature will not be reset by an incoming daily period!
How to Set a Honeywell Pro Series Thermostat for Cooling?
The Honeywell Pro series are programmable thermostats that contain some advanced functions that standard thermostats don’t have.
Setting a pro series Honeywell for cooling is quite easy, so keep reading to understand all about programming the software of such a thermostat.
Alert: Check if the thermostat has the correct clock and day settings beforehand!
How to Change Cooling On Honeywell Pro Dynamically?
Honeywell Pro thermostats as well as any other programmable unit can dynamically adjust the temperature.
To change the heating/cooling of the thermostat without an active schedule, press the “plus” or “minus” buttons on the left/right part of the keypad multiple times.
You may notice that the indicator next to the desired temperature may go from “Heat” to “Cool”, based on how you’ve adjusted the current temperature.
Alert: The temperature will be reset once the next daily period comes if there’s a schedule!
How to Use Schedule Settings to Cool with Honeywell Pro?
As already established, the Honeywell Pro series is a programmable thermostat that also has schedule settings and can change its regime up to 4 times a day.
Same as with the standard Honeywell programmable thermostat, it also has “Wake”, “Leave”, “Home” and “Sleep” periods.
How to Create Daily Schedule On Honeywell Pro?
- Pick a day of the week using the “SELECT” button.
- Use the left/right arrow to pick a period of the day.
- Set the desired temperature for the selected period.
- Then, use the right arrow to pick the next daily period.
- Repeat the steps above until all periods are configured.
Note: Use the “plus” and “minus” buttons to pick the desired temperature for the period.
How to Access the “Advanced” Menu On Honeywell Pro?
One of the features that a Honeywell Pro series thermostat has is an advanced section of the menu.
All you have to do to access the advanced menu is hold the “Menu” button for 5 seconds until the display of the thermostat changes.
Touch the display or use the arrow buttons to go through the advanced menu and discover what type of additional comfort settings this thermostat has.
One of the advanced features you can access is energy-saving regimes as well as enhanced schedule settings.
Tip: To understand more about the advanced settings, consult the thermostat’s user manual!
This was how to set a Honeywell thermostat for cooling. On a programmable thermostat, create 4 daily periods and set a cooling setting for each one of them.
In contrast with the non-programmable Honeywell thermostat, adjust the temperature manually/dynamically.
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