Totaline thermostats are used to control the heating and cooling systems in your house. The digital thermostat allows for several different settings and is programmable by the user. If you want to save on energy costs, you can program the thermostat with different temperature settings for when you are out of the house.
The Totaline thermostat has a digital clock display on the top left corner of the LCD screen. When first connected, you need to set the clock. Press the "Set Clock" button on the thermostat. The digits on the clock will darken, indicating you are setting the clock. Use the up and down arrow buttons to change the time. Make sure you correctly set the clock to AM or PM, as indicated on the screen.
Totaline thermostats control both your heating and cooling systems. Selecting each system is done with the "Mode" button. To set the heater operation, press the "Mode" button until the word "Heat" appears on the display. The current "Heat" mode temperature appears under the word. To change the temperature at which the heat turns on, press the up or down arrow buttons.
To control your air conditioner, press the "Mode" button until "Cool" appears on the display. The current set temperature appears over the word "Cool." As with changing the "Heat" mode temperature, adjust the "Cool" mode temperature with the up and down arrow buttons.
Once the "Heat" and "Cool" mode settings are input to the thermostat, you can set the Totaline to "Auto" mode. When in "Auto" mode, the heating or cooling system will turn on when the room temperature reaches the set limits. Enter "Auto" mode by pressing the "Mode" button until "Auto" appears in the display.
If you don't want the thermostat to operate the heating or cooling systems, press the "Mode" button until "Off" appears in the display.
You can set the Totaline thermostat to operate the heating and cooling systems at different temperatures according to when the house is occupied and unoccupied. To program the remote control, press the "Program" button and then the "Mode" button. "Occupied" will appear on the LCD along with "Cool." Set the cooling temperature with the up and down arrow buttons and press the "Mode" button to access the "Heat" setting. Adjust the "Heat" setting and press the "Mode" button to bring up the "Unoccupied" settings. Adjust the "Cool" setting and press the "Mode" button, and then the "Heat" setting and press the "Mode" button. Choose the day you want the settings to work by pressing the up and down arrow buttons.
Program the time the settings take effect. With "Occupied" on the screen, press the up and down arrow buttons to change the starting time, press "Mode" and enter the stopping time. Finally, turn the program on or off using the up and down arrow buttons. If you choose "On," the Totaline thermostat will control your heating and cooling systems based on the settings you input.
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