Thermostats

5-2 Day Programmable Thermostat (RTH2300B)

Features
FEATURES
This 5-2 Day Programmable Thermostat is easy to use and offers features like a backlit display, precise temperature control and weekday/weekend programming.
Setup
SETUP
Verify compatibility with your home heating and cooling system, remove your existing thermostat and follow step-by-step instructions for installation.
The thermostat that fits your lifestyle and home environment

Our 5-2 Day Programmable Thermostat is in tune with the way you live. You can program it for weekdays and weekends, plus up to four periods per day. Features such as the backlit display make it easy to use, while precision temperature control maximizes your home’s comfort.

  • Weekday/weekend programming (plus up to four periods per day)
  • Easy to use
  • Backlit display
  • One-year limited warranty
  • DIY installation
Precision Temperature Control
Within +/-1 degree F for maximum comfort
Specs
  • Model number: RTH2300B1012
  • Color: White
  • Dimensions: 3-3/8 in. wide x 4-3/4 in. high x 1-1/8 in. deep

Compatible with systems

  • This thermostat is compatible with heating/cooling systems, plus heat pumps without auxiliary heat.
  • It is not compatible with heat pump systems with backup heat multi-stage heating/cooling systems or electric baseboard heat (120/240V).


Follow the quick installation guide that comes with the 5-2 Day Programmable Thermostat RTH2300B1012. If you misplaced this guide, you can find it in the resources section below. Installation is fast and easy. Remove your old thermostat, but be sure to label the wires. Install and wire your new thermostat. Set your new thermostat to match your heating/cooling system.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Push the up or down arrow buttons on the thermostat to check the temperature that the thermostat has been set to.
Honeywell thermostats have a model number that begins with a TH, T, RTH, CT, TL or RLV. The location of the model number varies depending upon the thermostat. If the thermostat is battery operated and the batteries are accessed from the front of the thermostat, please check the area around the batteries. If the batteries are on the back of the thermostat or if the thermostat is not battery operated, the model number should be on the back of the thermostat once the thermostat is removed from its base. If your thermostat has a mechanical clock, the model number is on a sticker on the horizontal surface above the clock.
The FAN selection key has two or three positions: Auto and On and sometimes Circ (Circulate). The Auto position will allow the system fan to operate whenever the heating or cooling system is turned on by the thermostat. The On position will turn the fan on to run continuously, regardless whether heating or cooling system is turned on by the thermostat or not. The Circ (Circulate) position if available will run the fan approximately 35% of the time, minus any time the fan will run with the heating or cooling system.
Honeywell offers thermostats for both low voltage (24 volts) and line voltage (120 or 240 volts) systems. The most common type of voltage from a central heating and/or cooling system is 24 volts (24Vac). The old thermostat may say somewhere on the thermostat that it is for 24 volt (24Vac) or maximum 30 volts (30Vac). If you see 120 Vac or 240 Vac on the thermostat, a low voltage thermostat will NOT work with your system. You will need a line voltage thermostat. This type of voltage is common with electric baseboard heating. Regardless of the voltage, Honeywell strongly suggests that you turn off the power to the system at the furnace, at the fuse, or at the circuit breaker panel before installing or replacing a thermostat. If you are unsure about your voltage, please contact a local heating and cooling contractor in your area for assistance.
Your thermostat is designed to control temperature to +/- 1 F. How often your heat turns on and off depends on may factors including the type of heating system you have, as well as how much your system needs to run to maintain your temperature setting (in other words, how cool or cold it is outside). A typical forced air system will cycle about five times in an hour (5CPH), this is normal. A typical hot water system would cycle less then that
The thermostat takes the temperature override as a need to reach the new temperature setting right away. It will run the second or third stage only as long as necessary to reach new temperature setting.
The changeover valve is a device which reverses the flow of refrigerant in the heat pump. This will allow the freon to reverse and heat the home or cool the home. Honeywell uses an O terminal to energize the valve in cooling and a B terminal to energize the valve in heating. Some manufacturers of heat pumps may use the B terminal to energize in heating, while a vast majority energize the O terminal in cooling.
Your thermostat is designed to control temperature to +/- 1 F, the cycle rate setting is one factory that helps the thermostat maintain your temperature setting. How offen your heat turns on and off depends on may factors including the type of heating system you have as well as how much your system needs to run to maintain your temperature setting (in other words, how cool or cold it is outside). A typical forced air system will cycle about five times in an hour, this is normal. A typical hot water system would cycle less then that. Every heating system type will deliver heat to the house at a slightly different rate. Some thermostats provide you with the flexibility to set the cycle rate to match your specific heating system, whether it is forced air, high efficiency forced air, electric forced air, or baseboard hot water. Your thermsotat operating manual will tell you to match the cycle rate setting to your heating system type.
A heat pump is a single system that provides both heating and cooling to the home. For example, the air conditioner may prove both heating and cooling to the home - this is called a heat pump. Often the heat pump also has some sort of backup or auxiliary heat for when it is cold outside. The backup or auxiliary heat could be electric heat strips or a fossil fuel furnace. Thermostats that control heat pumps with backup or auxiliary heat typically have an Em Heat (Emergency heat) position. When the system switch is moved to the Em Ht. position, the auxiliary heat is activated on a call for heat. The compressor is disabled.
Honeywell offers a variety of thermostats that are capable of working with 750 mV heating systems such as fireplaces. Thermostats you find at the retail store will indicate on their packaging that it will work with these type of systems. If you've already purchased a thermsotat, also check the literature for this type of system. check literature provided with the thermostat if it can accommodate heating system.
Honeywell thermostats do not have the capability of making an audible noise such as a beeping sound. The noise you are hearing is likely from another electronic device which is near the thermostat. Check for a smoke detector, door bell, or security system.

Honeywell digital thermostats are designed to display the room temperature in a way similar to how people sense temperature. This means the thermostat takes into account not just the ambient air temperature but also the radiant temperature of objects in the room (i.e., wall and furniture). Room thermometers often only read ambient air temperature so they will not match the thermostat reading. Also, Honeywell thermostats do round in the display to the nearest whole number (half number in Celsius) and to the temperature setting. For example, if you have the thermostat set to 72 degrees the system will turn on and off but the inside reading on the thermostat never changes from 72. The actual temperature did fall to 71 or up to 73 and that is what turned on the heating or cooling but the thermostat display will stay at 72 to avoid jumping up and down constantly.

There are several items you can check. First check that the thermostat is set to the Cool position. Make sure the temperature is set lower than the Inside temperature reading. Also check the circuit breaker and reset if necessary. Make sure that the furnace door is closed securely. If “wait” is in the screen or “cool on” is flashing – wait 5 minutes for the system to safely respond. The thermostat will indicate it is asking for the cooling to turn on when "cool on" or a "snowflake" in the display. If this message is in the display, the thermostat is asking for the heat to be on and there is a likely a problem outside of the thermostat preventing the cooling from running.
There are several items you can check. First check that the thermostat is set to the Heat position. Make sure the temperature is set higher than the Inside temperature reading. Also check the circuit breaker and reset if necessary. Make sure that the furnace door is closed securely. If “wait” is in the screen or “heat on” is flashing – wait 5 minutes for the system to safely respond. The thermostat will indicate it is asking for the heat to turn on when "heat on" or a "flame" in the display. If this message is in the display, the thermostat is asking for the heat to be on and there is a likely a problem outside of the thermostat preventing the heat from running.

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RESOURCES

Download PDF
5-2 Day Programmable Thermostat Operating Manual
Model: RTH2300,RTH221
English,French
Download PDF
5-2 Day Programmable Thermostat Operating Manual
Model: RTH2300,RTH221
English,Spanish
Download PDF
5-2 Day Programmable Thermostat Operating Manual
Model: RTH2300,RTH221
English,French
Download PDF
5-2 Day Programmable Thermostat Operating Manual
Model: RTH2300,RTH221
English,Spanish
Download PDF
5-2 Day Programmable Thermostat Installation Manual
Model: RTH2300,RTH221
English,French
Download PDF
5-2 Day Programmable Thermostat Installation Manual
Model: RTH2300,RTH221
English,Spanish
Download PDF
5-2 Day Programmable Thermostat Installation Manual
Model: RTH2300
English,Spanish
Download PDF
5-2 Day Programmable Thermostat Installation Manual
Model: RTH2300,RTH221
English,Spanish
Download PDF
5-2 Day Programmable Thermostat Installation Manual
Model: RTH2300,RTH221
English,French
Download PDF
5-2 Day Programmable Thermostat Installation Manual
Model: RTH2300,RTH221
English,Spanish
Download PDF
5-2 Day Programmable Thermostat Installation Manual
Model: RTH2300
English,French
Download PDF
5-2 Day Programmable Thermostat Installation Manual
Model: RTH2300
English,Spanish