Honeywell cm61 wireless programmer switches heat on before set time
Overlapping time periods can cause a lot of trouble. Removing the battery's will erase any programming that may have been done before now. The factory program is just for basic operation and they don't normally have any schedules or operational customer programs in them. The factory program will not be affected by removing the battery's. It's also much easier to do all this while sitting at a table and not hunched over at the wall. Remove the old battery's and replace them with new ones. The battery's are used to store your programming so be sure to put good battery's back in before starting. I will change this to use the word "Program" in place of the word "PERIOD" that I am most familiar with. Its a little complicated, but I think it will solve your problem. --------->One "SCHEDULE" covers a 24 hour block of time or One Day. Each block of time in the schedule from a "start time" to a "stop or temperature change time" is one "PROGRAM" in the "SCHEDULE". Here is an example of how to program one complete "SCHEDULE", (One day of 24 hours) Containing 4 Programs . ----- Get a large piece of paper and write down EXACTLY what you want your thermostat to do in ONE, 24 hour day. THE EXAMPLE> ----- You want your furnace to start at 5:00 AM and warm the house to 72 degrees by 5;30 when you get up. Write down "72 degrees from 5;00 AM to 6;30 AM", or when you expect to leave the house. Then write down "62 degrees from 6;30 AM to 4;00 PM" or 30 minutes before you expect to be home. Then write down "72 degrees from 4;00 PM to 10;30 PM" or when you expect to go to bed. Then write "62 degrees from 10;30 PM to 5;00 AM" or 30 minutes before you expect to get up.-----< You have just covered a 24 hour period of time using 4 Programs and created ONE "SCHEDULE". Each day of the week needs a schedule. Various thermostats are different in how they handle schedules. You will need to read your "Owners Manual" to find how your thermostat arranges its schedules. To get started, look for a "SET" button or touch sensitive area on the display screen. If there is no SET button you can see, check your manual for the button to press to put the thermostat in its programming mode. With some thermostats, the display will blink or change color to let you know you are programming. While in this mode, use the temperature set point arrows ( up and down) to scroll through all the different things that can be set ( Programmed ). When you hit one you are looking for, press the left and right arrows or buttons to set that function or time where you want it. Press the up and down arrows to get to the next adjustment, use the left and right arrows or buttons as before to set that function. Keep doing this until you have gone through all the various functions and set points for one 24 hour day. DOUBLE CHECK all your times and temperature changes against the desired operation you wrote down. Be extra careful none of your start and stop times for the temperature resets overlap each other. If you programmed in Holidays or special events you may have, be sure the TIME and DATE are correct. Press the "RUN" or "START" button to lock it all in and start your programs running. Again, be careful of overlapping the times in each "PROGRAM" of each daily "SCHEDULE". Overlapping times can keep your system running all the time, starting and stopping or changing temperatures, or maybe even not run at all. I hope all this will help you to better understand these complicated devices called thermostats. Thermostats are a deep subject and specific factory information in your owners manual may be needed to get you through. I hope this helps though. At least a little. The main trick to getting them right is to write it down before starting and make sure it covers a 24 hour day. Again, be extra careful of overlapping times from program to program and you should be OK. Good Luck. Roger.
Jan 26, 2014 |