Here, we cover how to turn off the schedule on a typical Honeywell thermostat. Now this lets us override scheduled temperature settings for an indefinite period. With the permanent hold feature, you set the temperature manually, and have that setting remain until you release the hold, just like in the days when non programmable thermostats were the norm. On the other hand, when a thermostat is following its schedule, it is not on permanent hold. Thus, it changes its set temperature to what its program says at times of day, also dictated by the program. Turning off the schedule feature lets you suspend the thermostat’s programmed times for as long as you want.
So why would you want to turn off the schedule on a Honeywell thermostat? Because perhaps, your home gets too chilly on extra cold winter nights. So you’d like to stop your pre-scheduled temperature lowering just for that night sometimes. Or, maybe you don’t like the temperatures set by the current program, but don’t know how to edit the program. Thus you must wait for your tech savvy child’s next visit to get that done. In cases like these, using permanent hold is a handy solution.
How to Turn Off Schedule on Honeywell Thermostat
We show here how to turn the schedule function OFF on our Honeywell RTH9580WF smart thermostat. In this demo, we start off with the t-stat set to Following Schedule. But this same procedure works when temporary hold is in effect as well. 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. Note that our Honeywell thermostat says that it’s following its schedule, as pointed at by the green arrow in the next picture.
Also note the temperature setting buttons on the right side of the screen, as circled in the next picture.
2. Tap Either the UP or DOWN Temperature Buttons
Tapping either of these buttons brings up the Hold Options screen, as we see in the next picture.
Then, continue tapping these buttons repeatedly until the temperature you want to keep in effect when the schedule is OFF appears. In our example, we set our permanent hold temperature to 77 degrees.
After you set the new temperature, the Hold Options screen looks something like the following.
3. Tap the Switch to Permanent Hold Button
When you do this, pointed at by the green arrow in the last picture above, the thermostat screen changes to something like the next picture.
Note that the button that now appears just beneath the large indoor temperature numbers in the center of the screen, says “Switch to Temporary Hold”. When it says this, then you know that the thermostat is indeed currently in Permanent Hold mode.
4. Finally, Tap the Green Done Button to Continue with How to Turn OFF Schedule on a Honeywell Thermostat
Then, the thermostat returns to the Home screen, as we show next. But notice now that the Following Schedule status no longer appears. Instead, we see a button in its place, that says “Permanent Hold (press for options)”. In our demo here, the Honeywell thermostat has now been placed in permanent hold, with the temperature set to 77 degrees.
5. Done !
You’ve now learned how to stop the running schedule, on a Honeywell smart thermostat.
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- 2023-02-15: First released.