Home Heating Control 101
(Another no credit course of course!)

There is a heating control located in the Hallway connecting all of the Bedrooms.  This heating control is a Honeywell TH6000 and it features automatic setback settings as well as manual overrides.  It is usually set for Automatic but can be used in several manual modes as well.  This .pdf file from the Manufacture will explain it's basic operation and controls.

One limitation to this controller is that there are only two automatic zone settings: one for weekdays and one for weekends (Sat and Sun).  If heat or no heat is desired during the automatic mode, then the automatic settings have to be manually overridden.

There are a total of four zone settings for both the weekday and for the weekend.  The controller assumption is that there will be heat when getting up in the morning, no heat while at work, heat when returning from work and no heat while sleeping.

Current Weekday (M-F)Setting:

 6:00 AM

69 Degrees

getting up
 8:00 AM

58 Degrees

at work (setback)
 5:00 PM

69 Degrees

at home
10:00 PM

58 Degrees

bedtime (setback)

The automatic setback is set for both the middle of the day and for bedtime.

Weekend (Sat. and Sun) Setting:

7:00 AM

69 Degrees

getting up
8:00 AM

69 Degrees

no setback
6:00 PM

69 Degrees

no setback
10:00 PM

58 Degrees

bedtime (setback)

Notice there is no daytime setback for the weekend, only a bedtime setback.

These are the automatic settings.  There are two ways to manually override:

Temporary Settings
The first way to increase or decrease the heat setting is to use the up and down arrows to adjust the temperature to any temporary value desired.  This setting will remain in effect until the next automatic time zone is reached. eg. If the temp setting displayed is "58" you can increase this setting to a higher or lower value by depressing the up or down arrows until the new desired temperature is reached.  If you set a temperature higher then the ambient temperature, the furnace will come on and heat the house until the desired temperature setting is reached. The temporary setting will be overridden on the next occurrence of a time zone.  eg. If you set the temp to 70 and the next zone is "69" then the temp will be reset to "69."  If the next time zone is "58" then the temp setting of 70 will be reset to "58."

Hold
Hold does just what you think it would do.  It is the right most button and it is labeled "hold"  For instance, during the summer season when heat is not needed, I set the controller temperature to a very low setting and then I press "hold."  The heater will remain off until the cold weather returns and the "hold" feature is released.  When I am leaving for any unspecified time when the heater is being used and I don't need heat, I will select a low temp and then press hold.  I will release the hold feature when I return home.

Release Hold
To release the hold feature press the first button on the bottom left of the controller.  The temperature setting will return to the automatic temperature setting.

Roommate Recommendations:
Please don't change the automatic settings.  If you desire them to be changed or you have a recommendation, then let me know and I will do any changes if I deem them necessary.

If you need heat or you want to turn the heat down and I am not home, feel free to adjust the temperature to your desired setting.  Just keep in mind, I want you to take a conservative and green approach to this.  For instance, a setting of 80 would not be a "green" setting.  If the inside temp is low and you would like heat, please increase the set temp to 69/70.

Please don't use the "hold" feature unless you are home alone.  In another words, I am out of town for an extended period of time.  In this case, use the "hold" feature to maintain a low temp while you are gone from the house for instance on a weekend or trip.  I will appreciate any and all efforts on your part to be "green" and minimize heat usage.

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December 13, 2013

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