Honeywell RTH5100B Non-Programmable Digital Thermostat
Installation is Easy
- Label wires and remove your old thermostat
- Install and wire your new thermostat
- Set your new thermostat to match your heating/cooling system
- It is preset for the most common system.
Do you need assistance? We are here to help.
Call 1-800-468-1502 for wiring assistance before returning the thermostat to the store.
This thermostat works on 24 volt or 750 mV systems. It will NOT work on multi-stage heat pump systems or 120/240 Volt systems.
ATTENTION: MERCURY RECYCLING NOTICE
This product does not contain mercury. However, this product may replace a product that contains mercury. Mercury and products containing mercury should not be discarded in household trash. For more information on how and where to properly recycle a thermostat containing mercury in the United States, please refer to the Thermostat Recycling Corporation at www.thermostat-recycle.org.
For mercury thermostat recycling in Canada, please refer to Switch the Stat at www.switchthestat.ca
NOTICE: To avoid possible compressor damage, do not run air conditioner if the outside temperature drops below 50°F (10°C).
For assistance with this product, please visit http://yourhome.honeywell.com. Or call Honeywell Customer Care toll-free at 1-800-468-1502. To save time, please note your model number and date code before calling. Remove battery holder; model number is on the battery holder.
- Turn Off Power to Heating/Cooling System.
- Remove Old Thermostat
Remove old thermostat but leave wall plate with wires attached.
- Label Wires with Tags
Label the wires using the supplied wire labels as you disconnect them.
- Separate Wall plate from New Thermostat
Remove wall plate from the new thermostat and mount onto wall.
- Mount Wallplate
Mount the new wallplate using the included screws and anchors.
Drill 3/16-in. holes for drywall
Drill 3/32-in. holes for plaster.
- Connect Wires
Simply match wire labels. If labels do not match letters on the thermostat, check “Alternate Wiring” on page 5 and connect to terminal as shown (see notes, below).
Thermostat does not work on Heat Pumps with auxiliary/backup heat. We are here to help. Call 1-800-468-1502 for wiring assistance.
- Install Batteries
Install two AAA alkaline batteries.
- Install Thermostat onto Wallplate
Install thermostat onto the wallplate on the wall.
- Turn Power Back On
Turn the power back on to the heating/cooling system.
- If your system type is…
If your system type is: Single Stage Heat and Cool
Congratulations, you’re done!
If your system type is:
- Heat Pump* without Backup Heat
- Heat Only Continue with Advanced Installation to match your thermostat to your system type.
- Heat Pump—an air conditioner that provides cooling in the summer, and also runs in reverse in the winter to provide heating.
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 multi-stage heat pump systems or 120/240 Volt systems.
Enter System Setup
To enter system setup, press and hold both the s and FAN buttons until the display changes (approximately 5 seconds).
- Press the s or t button to change the setting.
- Press NEXT to advance to the next function.
- Press DONE to exit and save settings.
FunctionDescriptionPress the s or t button to Setting1select the type of system you have in your home0 Heating and cooling: Gas, oil or electric heating with central air conditioning.1 Heat pump: Outside compressor provides both heating and cooling.2 Heating only: Gas, oil or electric heating without central air conditioning.3 Heating only with fan: Gas, oil or electric heating without central air conditioning. (Use this setting if you could turn the fan on and off with a fan switch on your old thermostat.)2select whether your changeover valve is used in heating or cooling0 Cooling changeover valve: Use this setting if you connected a wire labeled “O” to the O/B W wire terminal.1 Heating changeover valve: Use this setting if you connected a wire labeled “B” to the O/B W wire terminal.3select your heating system and fan operation0 Gas or oil heat: Use this setting if you have a gas or oil heating system (system controls fan operation).1 Electric heat: Use this setting if you have an electric heating system (thermostat controls fan operation).5select your heating system and optimize its operation5 Gas or oil furnace: Use this setting if you have a standard gas or oil furnace that is less than 90% efficient.9 Electric furnace: Use this setting if you have any type of electric heating system.3 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.1 Gas/oil steam or gravity system: Use this setting if you have a steam or gravity heat system.12select Manual or Auto Changeover0 Manual Changeover: (Heat/Off/Cool)1 Automatic Changeover: (Heat/Off/Cool/Auto) Automatically turns on heat or cool based on room temperature.CAUTION: To avoid possible compressor damage, do not use Auto Changeover if the outside temperature drops below 50 ºF (10 ºC).NOTE: System maintains a minimum 3 ºF difference between heat and cool settings.14select Fahrenheit or Celsius temperature display0 Fahrenheit temperature display (°F)1 Celsius temperature display (°C)27select maximum heat temperature setting40 – 90 Maximum heat temperature setting (°F) (4.5 to 31.5°C)28select minimum cool temperature setting50 – 99 Minimum cool temperature setting (°F) (10.5 to 37°C)
About your new thermostat
Your new Honeywell thermostat has been designed to give you many years of reliable service and easy-to-use, push-button climate control.
- Large, clear, backlit display is easy to read — even in the dark.
- Displays both room temperature and temperature setting.
- Removable battery holder for fast, easy replacement.
- Built-in compressor protection.
Adjust the temperature
Press s or t to adjust the temperature.
NOTE: Make sure the thermostat is set to the system you want to control (heat or cool).
Use this feature in climates where both air conditioning and heating are used on the same day. When the system mode is in Auto, the thermostat automatically selects heating or cooling depending on the indoor temperature. While in the Auto mode, if a schedule override takes place (temporarily or permanently) the thermostat will automatically adjust the cooling and heating settings to maintain a 3-degree separation between the cool and heat settings. For example, if the heat temperature is raised to where it gets within 3-degrees of the cool setting, the display will show an up arrow next to “cool” to show the thermostat is raising the cool setting up to maintain a 3-degree separation. Press the Select Heat/Cool button to select between the heat and cool to view/adjust either mode.
Built-in compressor 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 a few 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.
Install fresh batteries immediately when REPLACE BATTERY begins flashing. The warning flashes about two months before the batteries are depleted. Replace batteries once a year, or when you will be away for more than a month. If batteries are inserted within two minutes, the time and day will not have to be reset. All other settings are permanently stored in memory and do not require battery power.
Insert fresh AAA alkaline batteries, then reinstall battery holder.
If you have difficulty with your thermostat, please try the following suggestions. Most problems can be corrected quickly and easily.
|Display is blank||• Make sure fresh AAA alkaline batteries are correctly installed|
|Temperature settings do not change||Make 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).|
|Cannot change system setting to Cool||• Check Function 1: System Type to make sure it is set to match your heating and cooling equipment|
|Fan does not turn on when heat is required||• Check Function 3: Heating Fan Control to make sure it is set to match your heating equipment|
|Heating or cooling system does not respond||• Press SYSTEM button to set system to Heat. Make sure the temperature is set higher than the Inside temperature.• Press SYSTEM button to set system to Cool. Make sure the temperature is set lower than the Inside temperature.• Check circuit breaker and reset if necessary.• Make sure power switch at heating & cooling system is on.• Make sure furnace door is closed securely.• Wait 5 minutes for the system to respond.|
|“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 pump issues cool air in heat mode, or warm air in cool mode||• Check Function 2: Heat Pump Changeover Valve to make sure it is properly configured for your system|
|Heating and cooling equipment running at the same time (or heat does not turn off)||• Check Function 1: System Type to make sure it is set to match your heating and cooling equipment.• Grasp and pull thermostat away from wallplate. Check to make sure bare wires are not touching each other.|
|Heating system is running in cool mode||• Check Function 1: System Type to make sure it is set to match your heating and cooling equipment|
For assistance with this product, please visit http://yourhome.honeywell.com or call Honeywell Customer Care toll-free at 1-800-468-1502.
1-year limited warranty
Honeywell warrants this product, excluding battery, to be free from defects in the workmanship or materials, under normal use and service, for a period of one (1) year from the date of purchase by the consumer. If at any time during the warranty period the product is determined to be defective or malfunctions, Honeywell shall repair or replace it (at Honeywell’s option).
If the product is defective,
- return it, with a bill of sale or other dated proof of purchase, to the place from which you purchased it; or
- call Honeywell Customer Care at 1-800-468-1502. Customer Care will make the determination whether the product should be returned to the following address: Honeywell Return Goods, Dock 4 MN10-3860, 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 Honeywell that the defect or malfunction was caused by damage which occurred while the product was in the possession of a consumer.
Honeywell’s sole responsibility shall be to repair or replace the product within the terms stated above. HONEYWELL 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 HONEYWELL 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 Honeywell Customer Relations, 1985 Douglas Dr, Golden Valley, MN 55422 or call 1-800-468-1502
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Documents / Resources
|Honeywell RTH5100B Non-Programmable Digital Thermostat [pdf] Owner’s Manual|
RTH5100B, Non-Programmable Digital Thermostat
|Honeywell RTH5100B Non-Programmable Digital Thermostat [pdf] Owner’s Manual|
RTH5100B, Non-Programmable Digital Thermostat