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How Do I Change My Differential Setting on My Honeywell CT3600 Thermostat?

Alan Sembera

Yous can change the temperature differential on a Honeywell CT3600 thermostat by adjusting the cycle rate. The cycle rate determines how often heating is turned on and off over a specific period of time. If you want your heating unit to turn on less frequently and run longer, lower the cycle rate. The default cycle rate on a CT3600 is 6 cycles per hour (cph). The cycle rate does not affect cooling. You cannot change the differential setting by a specific number of degrees on digital Honeywell thermostats.

  1. Open the thermostat cover to expose the keypad.

  2. Press and hold down the up key, down key and "i" key at the same time until the setup screen appears on the digital display. These keys are on the upper right of the keypad.

  3. Make sure the number on the left is 4. If it is not, press the "Time" forward button until it reads 4.

  4. Press the up key to change the number on the right. Your options will be 1, 3, 6 or 9. These numbers represent cycles per hour.

  5. Press the Run Program key to exit setup.