Honeywell offers a wide range of thermostats to suit almost every household and efficiently assist them to have full control of the cooling and heating system of their homes.
Getting a new thermostat could be the first step to reduce your energy consumption and lower your electrical bills. Gathering enough knowledge on your product would help you get the most out of your new product.
After purchasing a Honeywell WiFi thermostat, you have the option of installing it yourself or contacting a professional to do it instead. The installation would involve creating a Honeywell Total Connet Comfort account, or you may prefer to download the required Apps.
Regardless, one of the first and most critical aspects of the installation is connecting the wifi thermostat to a network to ensure you can enjoy the full benefits of your device and have complete control over it while you are across the room or somewhere around the world.
If you have considered this and you are wondering “How to connect your Honeywell WiFi Thermostat to a network?” we would further this article by giving you a few tips on putting the thermostat in the setup mode, locating the thermostat on your smart device, and connecting it to your home network.
Put the thermostat in WiFi setup mode
Before you processed to switch the thermostat from the normal to the WiFi setup, you would have to disconnect the faceplate of the device, then go to where your wireless router is to turn the power off for about a second and turn it back on. You should now reconnect the faceplate and give it about two minutes to check for connections.
The above process is especially required when you are trying to reconnect your thermostat to a new network. The first step is to press the system button for the cooling and heating, which would most likely be on the left side of the device.
Your thermostat would display a series of blank square boxes with “done” and “cancel” in the box on the extreme left and extreme right respectively.
Press and hold the blank box in the middle for about five seconds until your screen changes its display. On the new display, you would see a three digit number on the left with a center up and down arrow key and on the right a digit with controls too.
To apply a new setting and deactivate the current WiFi connection, you should move the parameters with these control keys till you have 900 on the left and the parameter 0 on the right.
It is compulsory you get these numbers right, then select “done,” so your screen show “WIFI DISCONNECTED” for some seconds before it displays “WiFi SETUP.”
Locate and connect the thermostat to your smart device
If you have successfully put the thermostat in the setup mode where it is disconnected from any previous connection, and it is not trying to connect to any new WiFi network. To your home WiFi network, you should move to the next step which is to locate the thermostat on your smart device.
You may prefer to use your tablet, laptop or smartphones, the device you used would determine the connection process. Go to your WiFi network settings if you are using a Mac computer, on your screen you would view the list of available devices, so when you locate the thermostat WiFi, you can select it.
For this connection, no password is required, since it is an open wireless network. The network the thermostat generates would disappear immediately you have completed the WiFi setup.
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Connect to the thermostat network
After you have located your thermostat on your device, the next thing is to ensure the Honeywell WiFi thermostat is connected to the network. You get a popup home menu with the list of networks in range or the ones your device can see. Select your home network and insert the password.
In a few seconds, the Honeywell thermostat turns off its own WiFi network and connects to the home network you have selected.
On your smart device see a connection status reporting “connection successful,” while your thermostat displays “connecting,” then “connection successful,” and lastly “Joined network” followed by the name of your network. The above process might require some patience and take approximately 30 seconds to connect.
As long as your internet connection is without error, in about one to three minutes, your thermostat device would exit the setup mode and return to operating normally.
On the top right edge of the display, you should see a set of meter bars to display the WiFi signal strength and proves you have done everything right so that the thermostat is communicating with Honeywell smart thermostat management servers via the internet.
At this point, you should be allowed to access and control your Honeywell thermostat through your smart device or the web. But in some specific cases, you may need to log back into the website and re-register your thermostat if you are reconnecting; this is important when you are changing the network of your device.
To do this, after the logging in, click on my locations, then setting, scroll down to the page to view the different connected devices. Then delete and re-register the thermostat with the device ID on the Honeywell website.
During the initial setup of this device, the Honeywell WiFi thermostat becomes a wireless access point with its own website, so that you connect your tablets, laptops or WiFi equipped smartphones.
Ethernet-based devices would not function in the part of the setup; only WiFi enabled devices can be compared.
If your thermostat has been installed and is running correctly, the only thing left to do is to follow the process above to connect it to a WiFi network to create control over the heating and cooling system in your home. The other nonnetwork related settings can be modified to suit your needs.