Honeywell is one of the leading manufacturers of home appliances.
The company has been providing quality products since its inception in 1919.
Its products include air conditioners, heat pumps, furnaces, water heaters, humidifiers, boilers, fireplaces, fans, and other heating and cooling equipment.
Their Honeywell Thermostat Series 2000-9000 models are amongst the most popular options, but there can sometimes be issues and problems which can cause you headaches and frustrations – fortunately, we are here to help.
In this article, we will look at the major issues which can occur with the Honeywell Thermostat Series 2000-9000 models, including cleaning schedules and offer you the solutions that you need to move forward.
What Is A Thermostat?
A thermostat controls the temperature in your home.
It senses how hot or cold it is outside and adjusts the heating or cooling system accordingly.
The thermostat is usually placed near an indoor air return vent or outdoor unit.
When the thermostat detects that the temperature has dropped below a certain level, it sends a signal to the furnace or air conditioner to start warming or cooling the house.
The thermostat is responsible for keeping the temperature within a comfortable range.
In addition, it may control other devices such as lights or appliances.
Types Of Thermostats
There are two types of thermostats: single-stage and dual-stage. Single-stage thermostats only adjust the temperature.
They do not provide energy savings. Dual-stage thermostats both adjust the temperature and save energy.
- Single-Stage Thermostats
Single-stage thermostats are simple and inexpensive. Most models allow you to set a maximum and minimum temperature.
You can program the thermostat to turn off when the temperature reaches the lower limit.
- Dual-Stage Thermostats (Controlling Heating & Cooling)
Dual-stage thermostat systems offer greater flexibility than single-stage thermostats.
They can be programmed to automatically switch between heating and cooling modes depending on the weather.
This allows you to conserve energy during the day while still maintaining a comfortable environment at night.
Some thermostats include humidity sensors that monitor the relative humidity inside the house.
Humidity levels may affect the comfort level of some people.
Why Choose A Honeywell Thermostat?
The following are some reasons why you might choose a Honeywell thermostatically controlled heating system, and one of the ranges of thermostat models available.
- Chance To Save Energy
Honeywell thermostats offer many features that help homeowners save energy and money, including the choice of opting for a Smart thermostat for added savings.
With a Honeywell thermostat, you can enjoy lower utility bills because they work harder when the weather is cold and less hard when it’s warm.
- Range Of Modes Available
Honeywell thermostats (see also ‘How To Connect A Honeywell Thermostat To Wi-Fi: All Models‘) offer both programmable and fixed modes.
Programmable mode allows you to set up different temperatures for various times throughout the day.
Fixed mode lets you set a single temperature for the entire house.
- Easy Installation And Operation
A Honeywell thermostat installation is simple. It requires no special tools or professional skills. Just plug it in and turn it on.
- Easily Manageable Data Logging System
Honeywell’s data logging system provides detailed information about how much heat is being used by each room.
This helps you understand how effective your heating system is working and where there may be problems.
You can also use this data to make adjustments to improve efficiency.
- Customizable Display Options
You can customize the appearance of the display on your thermostat.
For example, you can change the font size and color, add icons to highlight important functions, and even create custom displays for specific rooms.
- Smart Features That Help You Save Money
You can take advantage of smart features such as EcoSense™ technology, which automatically adjusts the temperature based on outside conditions, and AutoSave™, which stores the last setting so you don’t have to manually adjust the temperature every time you leave the house.
- Reliable Performance
With its proven design and quality components, Honeywell thermostats deliver reliable performance year after year.
- Easy To Use
With a mobile app, series of customizable options, easily accessible user interface, and, in some cases, voice control, Honeywell thermostats come with a wide range of features and extras which make them super easy to use.
As a general rule, the more you pay, the wider the range of technological features you can expect to enjoy.
Honeywell 1000 And 2000 Series Thermostats
The Honeywell Home 1000 series includes three different thermostats: the HX1000, HX2000, and HX3000.
These thermostats are designed for use with central heating systems. They work well with gas furnaces and boilers.
The Honeywell Home 2000 series includes four different thermostats: HX2100, HX2200, HX2300, and HX2500.
These thermostats operate with heat pumps and air conditioners.
The Honeywell Home 3000 series includes five different thermostats: RTH3000, RTH4000, RTH5000, RTH6000, and RTH7000.
These thermostats work with heat pumps and air conditioning units.
Honeywell 1000 and 2000 Series Thermostats are designed for use with the Honeywell Home Comfort System.
These thermostats work well with other Honeywell products, including HCE-1000 and HCE-2000 series home comfort systems.
How Do I Program My Thermostat?
Step By Step – 1000 & 2000 Series
- Turn the power switch ON.
- Press the “Program” button. The screen should display “Thermostat”.
- Select the model number from the list. For example, if you have an HX2100, select 21.
- Enter the desired temperature settings.
- Set the time and date.
- Save the settings.
Step By Step – 3000 Series
- Turn the Power Switch ON.
- Push the “Program” button until the screen displays “Thermostat”. Then press the “Save Settings” button.
- Enter the desired temperature setting.
- Set the time and date.
- Press the “Set” button.
- If prompted, enter your password.
- Press the “OK” button.
- Press the “Power” button.
- Wait for the thermostat to warm up before using it.
- Use the thermostat as usual.
- After several hours, check the status of the thermostat. It will show either “ON” or “OFF”.
- Repeat Steps 9 through 11 to change the settings back to their original values.
- Reset the thermostat by pressing the “Reset” button.
- Press the “Power Off” button.
- Press the “On” button.
- If prompted, enter the password.
- Press the “OK Button.”
- Press the “Power On” button.
- Check the status of the thermos. It should read “Off”.
- Repeat steps 15 through 19 to return the thermostat to its original settings.
Step By Step – 4000 Series
- Turn on the power switch.
- Press “Program” until the screen shows “Thermostat”. Press “Enter Model Number”.
- Enter the model number from the table below. For example, if your model is HX4300, enter 43.
- Press “Enter Setting”.
- You will see a menu where you can choose the desired temperature setting. Choose the desired temperature setting. Press “Enter”.
- Press “Enter Time”.
- Press “Enter Date”.
- Press “Enter Password”.
- Press “Enter Password Again”.
- Press “OK”.
- Press “Enter”. Your thermostat has been programmed successfully.
- Press “Enter”. This will exit the program mode.
- Press “Exit”.
- Press “Power On”.
- Press “Power Off”.
- Press “On”.
- Press “Ok”. The thermostat is now ready to be used.
Step By Step – 5000 Series
- Turn off the power switch.
- Press “Program” until the menu appears.
- Select “Thermostat”. A menu will appear.
- Press “Enter Setting”. You will see a menu. Choose the desired temperature settings. Press “Enter”. Press “Enter Time”. Press “Enter Date”. Press “Enter Password”. Press “Enter”. Press OK.
- The thermostat has been set successfully.
- Press “Exit”. Press “Power On”. Press “Power Off”. Press “On”. Press “Ok”. The temperature setting has now changed.
Honeywell Home 9000 Series Thermostat And Vision Pro 9100
The Honeywell Home 9000 series thermostats are designed for use in residential applications.
They have a large LCD screen and can be used as standalone devices or integrated into a networked system.
There are two types of thermostats available: the standard model and the vision pro model.
The standard model has an operating temperature range from 50°F to 120°F (10°C to 49°C) while the vision pro model has a wider operating temperature range from 0°F to 140°F (-18°C to 60°C).
Both models come with a built-in Wi-Fi module so they can connect to your home’s network and communicate with each other.
You can also download the Honeywell app on your smartphone to control the thermostat remotely.
The thermostat comes with three programming modes: manual, schedule, and comfort.
- Manual mode allows you to set the desired temperature manually by pressing the up/down buttons.
- Schedule mode lets you create a schedule where the thermostat automatically turns itself off when it reaches a certain temperature.
- Comfort mode uses both the schedule and manual settings to adjust the temperature based on the time of day and weather conditions.
You can program up to five different temperatures for each room.
This means that if you want to keep the living room warm during the winter months, you can do so without having to turn on the heater.
You can also add additional rooms to the thermostat using the Honeywell app.
For example, you could program the bedroom to stay cool at night and the kitchen to stay warm during the day.
If you ever lose power, the thermostat will continue to operate until it runs out of battery.
It will then switch back to the last programmed setting.
Changing The Temperature On A Honeywell Home 9000 Series Thermostat
To change the temperature, press the up/down buttons on the front panel. Pressing them again changes the current temperature.
If you want to cancel the current temperature, press the reset button, and press the up/down buttons to select the new temperature.
You can also use the touchpad located in the top right corner of the thermostat to change the temperature.
To enter the programming menu, press the Menu button.
There is no option to view the current temperature on the thermostat’s display.
However, you can see the current temperature on the Honeywell app.
What Do We Mean By Schedules On A Honeywell Thermostat?
When referring to a Honeywell thermostat, the term “schedule” refers to the ability to set the thermostat to turn itself off after reaching a specific temperature (see also ‘ Thermostat Not Reaching Set Temperature’ ).
For example, if you wanted to make sure that your house was always comfortable, you would set the thermostat’s target temperature to 68 degrees Fahrenheit.
This way, whenever the temperature drops below 68 degrees, the thermostat automatically shuts down.
However, this doesn’t mean that the thermostat will shut down immediately.
Instead, it will wait until the temperature gets lower than 68 degrees before shutting off.
In order to have the thermostat shut down immediately, you need to use the Comfort mode instead of the Schedule mode.
Note that, unlike the manual mode, the schedule mode does not allow you to set the minimum or maximum temperature.
Instead, it only sets the point at which the thermostat will start turning itself off.
Clearing Schedules On A Honeywell Home 9000 Series Thermostat
Clearing schedules on the Honeywell Home 9000 series can be done through the Honeywell app.
If you have multiple thermostats connected to one network, you can access all of their schedules from any device via the app.
- Open the Honeywell app and tap the Settings icon.
- Tap the “Thermostats” tab and scroll down to find the thermostat you want to clear its schedule.
- Tap the name of the thermostat and select “Clear Schedule.”
- Enter the date and time you want the schedule cleared and confirm the action.
Clearing Schedules With The Honeywell App
You can also clear schedules directly from the Honeywell app. Open the app and tap the Settings tab.
Tap the “Thermostat” section and scroll down to find your thermostat.
Select the name of the thermostat and tap the “Clear Schedule” button.
Enter the date and time you would like the schedule cleared and confirm.
Why Might You Need To Reset Your Thermostat?
There are a number of reasons why you may need to reset your thermostat, and some of the most common include:
- The thermostat has stopped working properly
If your thermostat is no longer working as it should – perhaps failing to reach the desired temperature, or displaying an error message when you try to adjust the temperature – you’ll need to reset it.
In order to reset the thermostat, remove the batteries from the unit and replace them with fresh ones.
Make sure that the thermostatic element in the control unit is clean, dry, and free of dust particles.
When you’re ready, re-insert the batteries into the thermostat and turn it on.
If the problem persists after performing these steps, contact Honeywell Technical Support for assistance.
- The thermostat is overheating
If the thermostat is heating too much, you will need to reset it. Follow the instructions above for a reset, and see if this solves the issue.
- The thermostats are getting stuck at certain temperatures
If the thermostat is stuck at a specific setting, such as “Off”, then you will need to reset the thermostats.
- The thermostatic element in your thermostat has failed
If the thermostatic element (the part that controls the heat) has failed, then you will need to replace the thermostat.
- You have suffered a power outage
In some cases, something as simple as a power outage can cause your thermostat to go haywire, and a reset of both the thermostat and Wi-Fi setup may be necessary for the system to work properly.
How To Reset The Machine Manually
Resetting the machine manually is not recommended unless there are issues with the thermostat itself.
This method involves removing the batteries from the thermostat and replacing them.
However, if you do this, make sure that the thermostat is turned off before doing so.
To check whether the thermostat needs replacement, follow the instructions below.
Checking Whether The Thermostat Needs Replacement
Follow the instructions below to determine whether your thermostat requires replacement, rather than simply a reset.
- Turn the thermostat power switch to the ON position.
- Turn the thermostat’s knob clockwise until the display reads OFF.
- Turn the thermostat counterclockwise until the display reads ON.
If the thermostat does not respond to either step, then it probably needs to be replaced.
Note: If the thermostat displays “ON” but the room temperature is still cool, then the thermostat is likely malfunctioning.
Contact Honeywell Technical Support for help.
Common Honeywell Thermostat Troubleshooting Tips
Here are some tips to help troubleshoot common problems with your Honeywell thermostat.
- You have set the wrong temperature – if the thermostats are not reaching the correct temperature, they could be faulty. Check the following points to ensure that the thermostat settings are correct.
- Make sure that the temperature setting is accurate.
- Ensure that the thermostat’s battery is fully charged.
- Verify that the thermostat can read the current temperature.
- Verify that the thermostat responds correctly to the temperature adjustment.
- Your thermostat is not responding to adjustments. Some thermostats require a minimum amount of time between each adjustment. This ensures that the thermostat reaches its target temperature before the next adjustment takes place. For example, if you make an adjustment every 30 minutes, then the thermostats will take about 1 hour to reach their target temperature.
- If your thermostat is not reacting to adjustments, then you may need to adjust the settings. You can do this by turning the thermostat’s dials or using the touch screen interface.
- Use the manual to find out how often adjustments should be made.
How Do I Permanently Override A Set Schedule On My Honeywell Thermostat?
If you want to permanently override a schedule, you must first disable any existing schedules.
Then, select the schedule you want to change from the list displayed when you press the Schedules button.
Finally, click Save Settings and enter a name for the new schedule.
How To Replace The Batteries In A Honeywell Thermostat
Replacing the batteries in a Honeywell thermostat (see also ‘Battery Replacement In Honeywell Thermostatsis’) is easy. Follow these steps to replace the batteries.
- Remove the cover plate from the back of the thermostat.
- Disconnect all wires connected to the thermostat. Be careful not to disconnect the wire connected to the thermostats’ power source.
- Disconnect the thermostat’s power cord.
- Place one end of the new thermostat’s battery into the slot at the bottom of the thermostat’s housing.
- Insert the other end of the battery into the battery compartment located on the back side of the thermostat (the side opposite the front).
- Connect the thermostat’s wiring harness to the new thermostat.
- Reinstall the cover plate over the thermostat. Close the thermostat’s door.
How To Reset Your Honeywell Thermostat Remote Control: Series 2000-9000 Models
To reset your remote control, follow these instructions.
Press and hold down the RESET button on the remote until the display changes to indicate it has been reset.
To return to the factory default settings, press and release the RESET button.
How To Reset A Honeywell Thermostat With The Touch Screen Interface: Series 2000-9200 Models
Follow these steps to reset a Honeywell thermostatic controller with the touch screen interface. Refer to the user guide for more information.
- Touch the Home icon on the home page.
- Touch the Menu icon on the home page to access the menu.
- Select Reset.
- Touch the OK button to confirm the selection.
How Can I Perform A Full Factory Reset On My Honeywell Thermostat?
To perform a factory reset on a Honeywell thermostat controller, follow these instructions.
This will restore your thermostat back to factory settings and can be a great way to clear everything and start again.
- Press and hold the HOME button until the LED lights begin flashing.
- Hold down the RESET button while still holding down the HOME button.
- Release all buttons when prompted.
- Your Honeywell thermostat will restart and go through a factory reset process. When finished, the LED indicator light will stop flashing and remain solid green.
Adding a Honeywell Thermostat to your heating system can be a great way to enjoy a number of benefits, including saving energy and money.
If you are looking for a new thermostat, consider one from Honeywell.
They provide a wide range of options and features that can help you get the most out of your home comfort systems.
Knowing how to reset your thermostat when things go wrong is important – fortunately, there are a number of simple steps you can take to get your system back up and running in no time.