Congratulations, you’re done!

If your system type is:

  •  Heat pump
  • High-efficiency furnace
  • Hot water
  • Electric furnace
  • Gas/oil steam
  • Gravity system

Continue with Advanced Installation to match your thermostat to your system type.

If you are not sure of your system type or if you have other questions, call us toll-free at 1-800-468-1502.
This thermostat works on 24 volt or 750 mV systems. It will NOT work on multistage conventional systems.

Advanced Installation

Enter System Setup

Honeywell RTH2300B1012 Programmable Thermostat - Installation

To enter the system setup, press and hold both theand  buttons until the display changes (approximately 5 seconds).Changing Settings

  1. Press theOR button to change the setting.
  2. Press the and  buttons simultaneously for one second to advance to the next function.
  3. Press the RUN button to exit and save settings.Honeywell RTH2300B1012 Programmable Thermostat - Changing Settings

NOTE: If you do not press any button for 60 seconds while you are in the setup menu, the thermostat automatically saves any changes made and exits the menu.

FunctionDescription
Press the  or button to 
Setting
5select your heating system and
optimize its operation
Gas or oil furnaces: Use this setting if you have a standard gas or oil furnace that is less than 90% efficient.
Electric furnace: Use this setting if you have any type of electric heating system.
3 Heat pumps, hot water, or high-efficiency furnace:
Use this setting if you have a hot water system or a gas furnace of greater than 90% efficiency.
2 Gas/oil steam or gravity system: Use this setting if you have a steam or gravity heat system.
14select Fahrenheit or Celsius
temperature display
0 Fahrenheit temperature display (°F)
Celsius temperature display (°C)
15*select Compressor Protection settings1 On
0 Off
20select clock display0 12-hour display
1 24-hour display
40
(RTH2300
only)
restore program schedule to default settings0 Off
1 On Program schedule default settings is listed on page 11.

* Compressor Protection: This feature forces the compressor to wait approximately 5 minutes before restarting, to prevent equipment damage. During the wait time, the message “Cool On” or “Heat On” is displayed on the screen.

About your new thermostat

Your new Resideo thermostat has been designed to give you many years of reliable service and easy-to-use, push-button climate control.

  • Backlit display on RTH2300
  • Displays ambient (measured) temperature at all times
  • One-touch access to the setpoint temperature
  •  Preset program settings
  •  Temporary and permanent override of schedule
  • Built-in compressor protection

Thermostat controls

Honeywell RTH2300B1012 Programmable Thermostat - Thermostat controls

Display screen

Honeywell RTH2300B1012 Programmable Thermostat - Display screen

Set the time and day

Honeywell RTH2300B1012 Programmable Thermostat -time and day

1. Press the SET button, then press or to set the clock time.
2. Press the SET button, then press orto to select the day of the week.
3. Press RUN to save & exit.

NOTE: If the clock flashes, the thermostat will follow your settings for the Monday “Wake” time period until you reset the time and day.

Honeywell RTH2300B1012 Programmable Thermostat - time and day

Program Schedule

Honeywell RTH2300B1012 Programmable Thermostat - Set to the time you

You can program four time periods each day, with different settings for weekdays and weekends. We recommend the pre-set settings (shown in the table below) since they can reduce your heating/cooling expenses.Wake – Set to the time you awaken and the temperature you want during the morning, until you leave for the day.
Leave – Set to the time you leave home and the temperature you want while you are away (usually an energy-saving level).
Return – Set to the time you return home and the temperature you want during the evening, until bedtime.
Sleep – Set to the time you go to bed and the temperature you want overnight (usually an energy-saving level).
NOTE: Leave and Return periods can be canceled on weekends.

To adjust program schedules (RTH2300)

  1.  Press SET until Set Schedule is displayed.
  2. Press or to set your weekday Waketime (Mo-Fr), then press SET.
  3.  Press or to set the temperature for this time period, then press SET.
  4. Set time and temperature for the next time period (Leave). Repeat steps 2 and 3 for each weekday time period.
  5. Press SET to set weekend time periods (Sa & Su), then press RUN to save & exit.

NOTE: Make sure the thermostat is set to the system you want to program (Heat or Cool).

Honeywell RTH2300B1012 Programmable Thermostat - to set your weekday

To adjust program schedules (RTH221)

  1. Press SET until Set Schedule is displayed.
  2. Press orto set your Waketime (Mo-Su), then press SET.
  3.  Press orto set the temperature for this time period, then press SET.
  4.  Set time and temperature for the next time period (Leave). Repeat steps 2 and 3 for each time period.
  5.  Press RUN to save & exit.

NOTE: Make sure the thermostat is set to the system you want to program (Heat or Cool).

Honeywell RTH2300B1012 Programmable Thermostat - program schedules

Program schedule override (temporary)

Honeywell RTH2300B1012 Programmable Thermostat - immediately adjust
Honeywell RTH2300B1012 Programmable Thermostat - period begins

Pressorto immediately adjusts the temperature. This will temporarily override the temperature setting for the current time period.
“Temporary” will appear on the display and the current program period will flash.
The new temperature will be maintained only until the next programmed time period begins (see page 11).
To cancel the temporary setting at any time, press RUN.
NOTE: Make sure the thermostat is set to the system you want to control (heat or cool).

Program schedule override (permanent)

Honeywell RTH2300B1012 Programmable Thermostat - schedule override
Honeywell RTH2300B1012 Programmable Thermostat - period begins

Press HOLD to permanently adjust the temperature. This will override the temperature settings for all time periods.The “Hold” feature turns off the program schedule and allows you to adjust the thermostat manually, as needed.
Whatever temperature you set will be maintained 24 hours a day, until you manually change it, or press RUN to cancel “Hold” and resume the program schedule.NOTE: Make sure the thermostat is set to the system you want to control (heat or cool).

Built-in compressor protection

Honeywell RTH2300B1012 Programmable Thermostat - protection

This feature helps prevent damage to the compressor in your air conditioning or heat pump system.
Damage can occur if the compressor is restarted too soon after shutdown. This feature forces the compressor to wait 5 minutes before restarting.
During the wait time, the display will flash the message Cool On (or Heat On if you have a heat pump). When the safe wait time has elapsed, the message stops flashing and the compressor turns on.

Battery replacement

Honeywell RTH2300B1012 Programmable Thermostat - Battery replacement
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Install two fresh AAA batteries when Lo Batt flashes on the screen. Lo, att appears for 60 days before the batteries are depleted. Replace batteries once a year, or when you will be away for more than a month.
Most settings are stored in non-volatile (permanent) memory. Only the clock and the day must be set after you replace the batteries.
Pull at the bottom to remove the thermostat from the wallplate.Set the System switch to Off before removing the batteries. Otherwise, the heating/cooling system could remain activated even when batteries are removed.

Honeywell RTH2300B1012 Programmable Thermostat - Customer assistance

Turn the thermostat over, insert fresh AAA alkaline batteries, then reinstall the thermostat.

Troubleshooting

If you have difficulty with your thermostat, please try the following suggestions.
Most problems can be corrected quickly and easily.

Display is blank•Check the circuit breaker and reset if necessary.
•Make sure the power switch at the heating & cooling system is on.
•Make sure the furnace door is closed securely.
•Make sure fresh AM alkaline batteries are correctly installed.
The heating
or cooling system does not respond
•Set system switch to Heat. Make sure the temperature is set higher than the Inside temperature.
•Set system switch to Cool. Make sure the temperature is set lower than the Inside temperature.
•Wait 5 minutes for the system to respond.
TemperatureMake sure heating and cooling temperatures are set to acceptable ranges:
•Heat: 40° to 90°F (4.5° to 32°C).
•Cool: 50° to 99°F (10° to 37°C).
settings do not change
“Cool On” or “Heat On” is flashing•Compressor protection feature is engaged. Wait 5 minutes for the system to restart safely, without damage to the compressor.
“Heat On” is not displayed•Set the System switch to Heat and set the temperature level above the current room temperature.
•Set the System switch to Cool, and set the temperature level below the current room temperature.
“Cool On” is not displayed

For assistance with this product, please visit resideo.com or call Resideo Customer Care toll-free at 1-800-468-1502.

1-year limited warranty

Resideo warrants this product, excluding battery, to be free from defects in workmanship or materials, under normal use and service, for a period of one (1) year from the date of first purchase by the original purchaser. If at any time during the warranty period the product is determined to be defective due to workmanship or materials, Resideo shall repair or replace it (at Resideo’s option). If the product is defective,
(i) return it, with a bill of sale or other dated proof of purchase, to the place from which you purchased it; or
(ii) call Resideo Customer Care at 1-800-468-1502. Customer Care will make the
determination whether the product should be returned to the following address: Resideo Return Goods, 1985 Douglas Dr. N., Golden Valley, MN 55422, or whether a replacement product can be sent to you.
This warranty does not cover removal or reinstallation costs. This warranty shall not apply if it is shown by Resideo that the defect was caused by damage that occurred while the product was in the possession of a consumer.
Resideo’s sole responsibility shall be to repair or replace the product within the terms stated above. RESIDEO SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM ANY BREACH OF ANY WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OR ANY OTHER FAILURE OF THIS PRODUCT.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this limitation may not apply to you.
THIS WARRANTY IS THE ONLY EXPRESS WARRANTY RESIDE MAKES ON THIS PRODUCT. THE DURATION OF ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR  PURPOSE, IS HEREBY LIMITED TO THE ONE-YEAR DURATION OF THIS WARRANTY. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which vary from state to state. If you have any questions concerning this warranty, please write Resideo Customer Care, 1985 Douglas Dr, Golden Valley, MN 55422 or call 1-800-468-1502.

Honeywell RTH2300B1012 Programmable Thermostat -RESIDEO.

Resideo Technologies Inc.
1985 Douglas Drive North, Golden Valley, MN 55422
1-800-468-1502
33-00100ES—03 M.S. Rev. 02-20 | Printed in the United States

www.resideo.com

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Documents / Resources

Honeywell RTH2300B1012 Programmable Thermostat [pdf] Owner’s Manual
RTH2300B1012, Programmable Thermostat

References

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