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How do I set a delay on my Honeywell thermostat? Is there a

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How do I set a delay on my Honeywell thermostat? Is there a code to change?
JA: Just to clarify, do you think this is a larger HVAC problem, or something specific to the thermostat?
Customer: Specific to the thermostat. I want to set a 5 minute delay for the air conditioner to come on.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: product no. is RTH8580WF1007
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 10 months ago.


My name is ***** ***** I will do my best to assist you. I am looking over your question now and will respond shortly.

Expert:  BillyHvac replied 10 months ago.

Do you want the 5 minute for compressor protection or for another reason?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
No, should I?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Any time soon?
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 10 months ago.

The thermostat has built in delay by default to prevent short cycling. Is this the feature you were looking for? If it is it is not an option and is already fiured into the operation.

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