Sometimes it happens that due to changes in lifestyle or just because you want to, you make changes in your thermostat conditions. Keeping that in view, we bring forward a meaningful discussion on how to clear the schedule on a Honeywell thermostat. We will be taking turns to discuss the clearance/removal/adjustment, whatever you would like to call it on the T4 Pro/T6 Pro (they are quite similar in functions), the touch-screen adorned RTH8500D and lastly on the FocusPro 6000. This should cover most of your houses and let’s begin!
Ways of Clearing Schedule
There are a couple of ways you can clear it out:
Firstly, you could try by resetting the thermostat. In order to reset a thermostat, you will have to turn it off first. Then, with the help of a lever, tweezer, or a coin, push the door of the battery house open. Once it is open, you will need to switch the position of the batteries, the positive poles of them should be where the negative poles previously were. After reversing them thus, you will need to keep things like that for 3-7 seconds. When the time is over, you can place them back as is normal, and your thermostat will be reset, and all previous schedules would have been cleared.
Secondly, you can try adjusting each schedule manually from the thermostat and have them cleared by following some sequences. We will mention them under each thermostat heading shortly.
Thirdly, you can cancel the override of the schedule. Suppose, your Sundays have set the temperature at 72, but you wanted it at 70. But this temporary override isn’t working, and you want 72 back. If you wish to cancel the temporary hold, you will press the +/- buttons, and when you’re displayed Cancel, press that, and you’re done.
Besides the temporary hold, there is something called the permanent hold. When you are the lasting hold, the temperature remains indefinitely. To clear this, you need to press +/- buttons. When Temporary Hold is displayed on the screen, you need to press hold. Now you are in Permanent Hold. Again, press the +/- buttons, when you see Cancel, press that and your Permanent Hold Schedule is cleared.
If you aren’t considering resetting and you never had to override the temperature, there’s only one way you can clear the schedules, which is manually adjusting them one after the other. Below, we discuss how you can do that.
How to clear Schedule on Honeywell thermostat
In a day, your thermostat can cover up to 4 different schedules. They are called Wake, Away, Home, and Sleep. Wake is the temperature you want to wake up to, Away is what temperature you want to leave behind when no one is home, home is what temperature you want to get back to post work and Sleep is what temperature you want overnight. Sleep is basically the energy-saving mode for the therm. It hasn’t much to do then.
The Away and Home periods, in the touch model RTH8500D, are labeled Leave and Return. But the meaning remains the same. Now we will discuss what you need to do to clear or cancel a schedule.
On the RTH8500D model
- On your home screen display, there is a button marked Sched. This enters the scheduling mode on the thermostat. You need to touch that in order to clear a schedule.
- Once you touch the Sched key, you will be taken to a screen with the days of the week on top, heating and cooling adjustment options to the right, and lastly, the four schedule periods and three other options at the bottom. From them, press edit.
- You’ll get a notification saying it is OK to pick multiple days. So, you can now touch a couple of days together, the schedules of which you want to clear. It is alright if you want to do it one by one. Say, you will be home the next 4 Tuesdays, so you want to clear the Leave and Return schedules because you won’t be needing them. So pick Tuesday only.
- Once you have picked your day, press on the schedules you want to clear, here, it is Leave, then Return.
- Once you select Leave, the period will flash.
- Now touch the Cancel Period option. You will notice that the time and temperature adjustments will vanish. The bar on top of Leave will disappear on the edit screen as you have cleared the schedule.
- Now, press Done, and your schedule is cleared!
- Repeat the process for other schedules.
On T4 Pro/T6 Pro model
- On the main screen, press the Menu button at the center of the screen.
- Using the navigation/the +/- buttons/the arrow keys, find where it says schedule on the screen. When the schedule is displayed on the screen, press Select and enter scheduling options.
- In the right corner at the bottom of the screen, you will see Sched On/Off as an option. Using the navigation keys, find when it is displayed schedule Off on the screen.
- Now press the Back button. Before it takes you to the home screen, you will get a Save option. Press that, and your changes will be saved, clearing all schedules.
In order to clear individual schedules:
- Press the Menu button and go to Prog and Select.
- Use +/- to select the day you want to edit the schedules for. Press Select.
- Use +/- to enter a schedule, let’s say, Away. Press Select.
- Again pressing +/- find Off. Press Select and the Schedule is now turned off.
- Do the same for the schedules of the other days.
On the FocusPro 6000 model
- On the display screen, press the Set Clock/Day/Schedule button. From here, push the Set schedule.
- With the arrow keys, find the day you want to edit if you’re going to do it individually, as mentioned in the T4 case.
- If not, you can press the Cancel period option and then remove unwanted schedules.
We think now you will be able to clear schedules without confusing your head to bits. Also, you won’t need to call professionals for something you can do in a jiffy!