Picture of the Honeywell RTH9580WF thermostat displaying its -Home- page, with the -Permanent Hold, Press for More Options- button circled.

How do you Remove the Permanent Hold on a Honeywell Thermostat

Here, we answer the question: How do you Remove the Permanent Hold on a Honeywell Thermostat?  Of course this begs the question of why would hold ever be ON in the first place? Well, the hold feature on many programmable thermostats allows the user to override scheduled temperature settings, and set the temperature manually.  When a thermostat is following its schedule, it is not on hold.  Thus, it changes its set temperature to what its program says at times of day, also dictated by the program.

But with the  Hold  function on, you suspend these scheduled temperature adjustments.  Then, the thermostat stays at the displayed temperature setting either indefinitely (for permanent hold) or until the next programmed temperature change (temporary hold).





So why would you ever want to put a programmable thermostat on hold?  Well, perhaps your house is too chilly on certain very cold winter night.  So you’d like to stop your pre-scheduled temperature lowering just for that night.  Or, maybe you don’t like the temperatures set by the current program, but don’t know how to change them.  Thus you must wait for your tech savvy daughter’s next visit to get that done.  In cases like these, using   Hold   is a handy solution.

Now as mentioned, there are two types of hold; temporary hold, and permanent hold.  In  Temporary Hold,  the temperature setting override stays in effect only until the next scheduled automatic temperature adjustment.  Permanent Hold  works like  Temporary Hold,  except that it has no scheduled end time.  So, Permanent Hold  suspends programmed temperature changes indefinitely, until you manually turn it off.

How do you Remove the Permanent Hold on a Honeywell Thermostat

We show here cancelling the  Hold  function on our Honeywell RTH9580WF smart thermostat.  In this demo, we start off with our thermostat set to Permanent Hold. But this same procedure works when  Temporary Hold  is in effect.  It’s just the name of the Hold button that changes.

1. Go to the Honeywell Thermostat’s  Home  Screen

Here’s a shot of our t-stat’s  Home  page shown next.

The   Hold  button may say either  Permanent Hold,  or indicate   Temporary Hold  is in effect by saying when the current  Hold   will stop.  We include both situations in the following two pictures.

Picture of a typical Honeywell thermostat displaying its -Home- page, with the -Permanent Hold, Press for More Options- button circled.
A typical Honeywell thermostat displaying its -Home- page, with the -Permanent Hold, Press for More Options- button circled.

 

Picture of the thermostat displaying its -Home- screen, with the -Hold- button showing -Temporary Hold- mode highlighted.
The thermostat, displaying its -Home- screen, with the -Hold- button showing -Temporary Hold- mode highlighted.

2. Tap the Hold Button to Continue with How do you Remove the Permanent Hold on a Honeywell Thermostat

Find the  Hold  button near screen center and bottom.  Now as stated above, it may be labeled as either  Temporary Hold  or  Permanent Hold, depending on what mode your thermostat is currently in. But if you see no button, with the phrase  Following Schedule  in that spot,  then your thermostat is not in  Hold  mode.  So you need not remove the  Hold.





Tapping the  Hold  button, no matter its flavor, brings up the  Hold Options  screen, as shown following.

Screenshot of the unit, displaying its -Hold Options- page, with the -Cancel Hold- button highlighted.
The unit, displaying its -Hold Options- page, with the -Cancel Hold- button highlighted.

Pressing   Cancel Hold   stops both   Permanent Hold  and   Temporary Hold.

3. Tap the  Cancel Hold  Button

When you touch the  Cancel Hold  option, this removes the permanent hold, and the thermostat then returns to Following Schedule   mode.  It again displays its  Home  screen, as shown next.

Picture of the unit, displaying its -Home- page with the -Following Schedule- link circled.
The unit, displaying its -Home- page with the -Following Schedule- link circled.

But now, notice that the  Hold  button no longer appears.  Instead, we find a link label that just says,  Following Schedule.

4. Done with How do you Remove the Permanent Hold on a Honeywell Thermostat !

You’ve now learned how to turn off hold on Honeywell thermostat.  Well, at least you know how to do it on the touchscreen multi color models anyhow.  🙂





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References for How do you Remove the Permanent Hold on a Honeywell Thermostat

  1. What is a Temporary Hold on a Honeywell Thermostat?   at AlarmGrid.com

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