Picture of the Honeywell RTH9580WF WiFi thermostat displaying its -Home- page with the -Following Schedule- link circled.

Honeywell Thermostat Not Following Schedule

Here, we discuss a Honeywell thermostat not following schedule, and how to fix that.  If the thermostat is otherwise working as it should, it could be that its Schedule Hold   feature is activated. So switch this off, and chances are that normal schedule following returns.

But why would schedule following ever be OFF? Well, this schedule suspending option on many smart thermostats lets you temporarily or permanently override pre programmed temperature changes.  That way, you can set the temperature once, and the thermostat remains set there until the following.  Either you change it manually, or the next scheduled temperature setting update passes.  When a t-stat follows its schedule, it changes its set temperature to what its program says at specified times of day, which are also part of this program.  Thus, the schedule carries these change times as well as what temperature to set the t-stat to for each time.





But with the following schedule feature turned off, these programmed temperature changes do not happen.  With scheduling turned off, the t-stat does not follow its schedule, by definition.  It’s on hold.  Note that there are two types of schedule suspension; temporary, and permanent.  In temporary hold  the current temperature value remains active until the next scheduled adjustment time comes around.  Permanently OFF schedule following nn the other hand, functions almost like temporary program suspension.  But it’s different in that in the permanent case,  there is no scheduled temperature change time.  All schedule following is deactivated forever, or until someone turns it on again.

How to Fix Honeywell Thermostat Not Following Schedule

We show here how to restore schedule following on our Honeywell RTH9580WF smart thermostat.  In this scenario, we start with our thermostat set to Permanent Hold. This means, that it is not following its programmed schedule.

1. Go to the Honeywell Thermostat’s  Home  Page

Here’s a pic of our thermostat’s  Home  screen, as shown next.

The   Hold  button may say either  Permanent Hold,  or show that  Temporary Hold  is in effect by saying the time when the current  Hold   will stop.  We include pictures from both scenarios in the following two screenshots.

Picture of the thermostat displaying its -Home- page, with the -Permanent Hold, Press for More Options- button circled.
Honeywell RTH9580WF thermostat displaying its -Home- page, with the -Permanent Hold, Press for More Options- button circled. How to fix Honeywell thermostat not following schedule.

 

Picture of the thermostat displaying its -Home- screen, with the -Hold- button showing -Temporary Hold- mode highlighted.
Honeywell RTH9580WF smart thermostat displaying its -Home- screen, with the -Hold- button showing -Temporary Hold- mode highlighted. How to fix Honeywell thermostat not following schedule.

2. Tap the  Schedule Hold  Button

Find the  Schedule Hold  button near screen bottom and middle.  Now as stated earlier, this button may say either  Temporary  or  Permanent  hold, depending on which one your thermostat is in currently. But if there’s no button, and all you see the message   Following Schedule  in that spot,  then your thermostat is not in  Hold .  So the thermostat not following its schedule, is likely not the problem you have.

Tapping the  Schedule Hold  button, no matter which mode it says, brings up the  Schedule Hold Options  page, as pictured next.

Screenshot of the Honeywell RTH9580WF smart thermostat, displaying its -Hold Options- page, with the -Cancel Hold- button highlighted.
Honeywell RTH9580WF smart thermostat, displaying its -Hold Options- page, with the -Cancel Hold- button highlighted. How to fix Honeywell thermostat not following schedule.

Pressing   Cancel Schedule Hold   whether   Permanent   or  Temporary  tells the thermostat to resume normal schedule following.





3. Tap the  Cancel Schedule Hold  Button to Continue with Honeywell Thermostat Not Following Schedule Fix

When you touch the  Cancel Schedule Hold  option, the t-stat then returns to Following Schedule   mode, and again displays its  Home  page, as depicted next.

Picture of the Honeywell RTH9580WF WiFi thermostat displaying its -Home- page with the -Following Schedule- link circled.
Honeywell RTH9580WF WiFi thermostat displaying its -Home- page with the -Following Schedule- link circled. How to fix Honeywell thermostat not following schedule.

But now, notice that the  Schedule Hold  button no longer displays.  In its place, we find a link that’s labeled,  Following Schedule.

4. Finished with How to Fix Honeywell thermostat Not Following Schedule !

You’ve now learned how to fix the Honeywell thermostat not following schedule problem.

Keep warm in winter and cool in summer.

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References for How to Fix Honeywell Thermostat Not Following Schedule

  1. Basic Troubleshooting on your Honeywell Thermostat, on AlarmSystemStore.com 

Change Log

  • 2019-06-03: Tuned the targeting for ‘Honeywell Thermostat Not Following Schedule’ and added more links and tags.
  • 2019-02-18: First time published.