How Do I Set My Honeywell Thermostat? : A Beginner’s Guide

I recently shifted to a new apartment due to my work commitments. That apartment had a Honeywell thermostat already there. So all the major work was done and only the setting part was left for me.

My first thought was β€œHow do I set my Honeywell thermostat?” Usually the internet is available for such queries and I took full advantage of it. I found the complete guide to set my Honeywell thermostat which I want to share with you all.


If you don’t have internet available then you can use the user manual to perform the process. One important thing which needs to be known by you is the thermostat model that you own. After that you can proceed further. The process is pretty much straight forward so you don’t need to hire a professional to do the job.


Some basic steps for setting your Honeywell thermostat are mentioned below.



The first important thing is to check the power supply. Make sure that the power is ON and a sufficient amount of power is received by the thermostat. If you own such thermostat models which are battery-operated then for those thermostats you will have to use high-quality batteries.


The second important thing to take care of is the date and time of your thermostat. You need to set the date and time so that the schedule-making for the thermostat becomes easy. You can follow the below mentioned steps to do the job.


STEP 1 – Look for β€œMenu” button on your thermostat and press it
STEP 2 – Choose the β€œDate/Time” option by using arrow buttons
STEP 3 – For the adjustments or changes too, use the arrow keys
STEP 4 – After performing all the necessary changes, press β€œSave” or β€œDone” option
STEP 5 – Exit the mode by again pressing the β€œMenu” button


For setting the desired temperature you have plenty of options to play with. This is a bit tricky procedure to follow so make sure you read through the steps carefully.

Honeywell thermostat set up


STEP 1 – Turn ON your thermostat by pressing the β€œON/OFF” button
STEP 2 – Now go for the β€œMenu” button
STEP 3 – Scroll through the options. Once you find β€œTemperature” or β€œSet Temperature” option, select it
STEP 4 – Use the UP and DOWN arrow keys to set the desired temperature. Keep looking at the display as all the changes in the temperature will occur there
STEP 5 – Press the β€œSave” button as soon as you are done changing the temperature to your desired one
STEP 6 – You can also set the schedules for your temperature but for that you will have to consult the user manual for your required model


After setting your preferred temperature, now is the time to choose the right mode. There are 3 modes available in Honeywell thermostat; Cool, auto and Heat. The below mentioned steps will lead you to your required mode.


STEP 1 – Make sure your thermostat is ON
STEP 2 – You will either see a β€œMode” icon or β€œMode” button, press it
STEP 3 – You will have several available options for your mode, the current mode will also be displayed on the thermostat
STEP 4 – Select your preferred mode by pressing the β€œMode” button
STEP 5 – After selecting the mode, if any temperature adjustment is required then do it accordingly


Setting the fan mode means that you are deciding whether the fan has to run continuously or only when the cooling or heating is required. You need to follow some steps if you want to set the fan mode.


STEP 1 – Search for β€œFan” button. At the bottom you will see a range of buttons, for Fan button look at the right or left of the display
STEP 2 – There will be 3 fan settings available; ON, Circulate and Auto
STEP 3 – For selecting your desired mode, press the FAN button
STEP 4 – Once the desired mode is selected, the chosen settings will be displayed on your thermostat’s screen accordingly

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There are 3 modes available.

  1. AUTO-MODE: In this mode, the fan will only operate when the cooling unit or heating unit is ON
  2. ON-MODE: In this mode, the fan will operate/run continuously
  3. CIRCULATE: MODE: In this mode, the fan will run only for a short period of time or for a specified duration

Programming a schedule is very beneficial as it allows you to experience different temperatures at various time of the day or week. Each model has a different programming schedule configuration settings. You don’t need to worry as we are here to guide you like the time we did when you didn’t know about the recovery mode of your Honeywell thermostat or when you had no idea how to unlock Honeywell thermostat. But the general/basic steps are the same as mentioned below.

programme honeywell thermostat


STEP 1 – Tap on the β€œMenu” button
STEP 2 – Look for the β€œSchedule” option by using the arrow keys and then choose β€œSelect”
STEP 3 – A list of days will be shown to you for which you want to prepare the schedule. Scroll and choose among the days using UP and DOWN arrow keys
STEP 4 – Now choose the time period for which you want to schedule/program. Choose from the available options; Return, Wake, Sleep and Leave
STEP 5 – Press the β€œSelect” button for setting the temperature of the required time period
STEP 6 – Keep repeating step 4 and step 5 for preparing a schedule for each time period
STEP 7 – After doing all the required actions, press the β€œMENU” button to save the changes and perform an exit


After you have done all the required configurations, now is the time to turn ON the power to your HVAC system.

honeywell thermostat hvac system


Test whether the thermostat is working properly according to the set settings or not. If not then again perform the configurations.

These are the basic steps to set your Honeywell thermostat. If you want exact solution then you will have to consult the user manual which came with your thermostat to avoid technical inconveniences.


Q – How Many Modes Are There In Honeywell Thermostat?
A – There are 3 basic modes available in Honeywell thermostat.

  • Auto-Mode
  • ON-Mode
  • Circulate-Mode

Q – Can I Change The Fan Mode Of My Honeywell?
A – Of course! You can make the fan of your thermostat work according to your desired settings. Choose the fan mode which suits you the best and you are good to go!

Q – What Are The Basic Steps To Set Honeywell Thermostat?
A – Following are the basic steps to set Honeywell thermostat.

  • Setting date and time
  • Adjusting the temperature
  • Choosing the operating mode
  • Choosing the fan mode
  • Program the schedule
  • Test the thermostat


Some thermostat models are advanced while the others are old. Each model requires a specific set of steps to be followed in order to perform a certain task. Whether it is about setting your Honeywell thermostat or about changing the temperature settings, every model has a slight difference in their processes.

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Hello there, I'm Melvin Castillo, a highly skilled tech author specializing in home appliances. With over a decade of experience in the industry, I've become an authority on home appliances. I pride myself on my ability to provide concise, clear, and accurate information that helps my readers make informed decisions when it comes to choosing the right home appliances for their needs.

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