Thermostat schedules are used to automatically control the temperature in a home to help save on energy costs while you are away or to help keep you comfortable while you are home.
To configure or edit a thermostat schedule via the web portal
- Log in to the web portal
- Select Automation
- Select Schedules
- Select Edit next to the Thermostat Schedule to be edited
- Click Heat or Cool to select which schedule to edit
- Select the Temperature arrows for "Away", "Home" or "Sleep" settings to specify it’s target temperatures
- To change the thermostat schedule type, in View select either:
- 5 & 2-day to set a weekday and weekend schedule
- 7-day to manage daily schedules independently
- To change the number of schedule intervals for each day, in Settings per day select 2 or 4
- To change which temperature settings (i.e."Away", "Home", "Sleep", "Custom", etc.) a schedule interval is set for:
- Select the temperature setting icon on the schedule
- Using the dropdown menu, select the temperature setting to set the interval to
- If "Custom" is selected, click the temperature arrows to set the custom temperature for that interval
- Select Ok
- Select and drag the Temperature setting icons across the schedule to specify the times at which the thermostat automatically adjusts the temperature
Note: For the thermostat to automatically adjust temperatures at an interval, the adjacent intervals must be at least 1 degree different from each other.
- To apply the schedule to another day or thermostat, select Copy schedule and then click either:
- Copy a day to apply the schedule to another day of the week
- Copy a full schedule to apply the schedule to another thermostat
- Select Save
- Repeat the steps to edit the other mode (i.e. heat or cool) or any other thermostats.
Note: Copying a thermostat schedule can only be performed via the web portal.
To configure or edit a thermostat schedule via the TELUS SmartHome app
- Log in to the TELUS SmartHome app
- Tap the menu icon
- Tap Thermostats
- Tap Schedule
- In Schedule type, tap On to turn the thermostat's schedule on
- In Edit basic schedules, tap Cool or Heat to edit the mode's schedule
- To change the thermostat schedule type and number of set point intervals
i. Tap the settings icon
ii. To change the thermostat schedule view, in Schedule type tap either:
- 5-2 day to set a weekday and weekend schedule, or
- 7 day to manage daily schedules independently
iii.To change the number of set point intervals for each day, in "Number of set points" tap 2 or 4
iv. Tap Done to return to the thermostat schedule
- To change the temperature setting (i.e. "Away", "Home", "Sleep", "Custom", etc.) an interval is set to, tap the Temperature setting icon next to the interval to adjust, and then tap the desired temperature setting to change it to
- If "Custom" is selected:
- Tap the custom interval block to adjust its custom temperature.
- Tap the temperature arrows to adjust the custom temperature.
- Tap Done
- To adjust the target temperature of temperature settings:
- Tap a schedule interval block that is set to a temperature setting (i.e. "Away", "Home", "Sleep", etc.)
- Tap the temperature arrows for the temperature setting to adjust
- Tap Done
- To change the time of the schedule intervals, tap and hold the temperature setting icon while dragging up or down to the desired time on the schedule
Note: For the thermostat to automatically adjust temperatures at an interval, the adjacent intervals must be at least one degree different from each other.
- Tap Done to save changes
- Repeat the steps to edit the other mode (i.e. "Heat" or "Cool") or any other thermostats
Considerations when editing the thermostat schedule
If you want the temperature to change according to the schedule intervals when there is a manual change, do not set the adjacent intervals to the same temperature as shown in the following image for the Weekday schedule.
Note: If using Celsius, temperatures can be set in 0.5 degree increments. Verify adjacent intervals are at least one degree different if you want the temperature to change according to that scheduled interval.
If the target temperature on the schedule is the same on 2 or more adjacent intervals, it reads those adjacent intervals as 1 large schedule interval. For example in the preceding image:
- On a weekday, if the thermostat is manually changed to 74 degrees at 8:00am, the target temperature stays at 74 degrees until 10:00pm since that is the next scheduled interval that has a different temperature. The thermostat does not resume the schedule at 10:00am to change the target temperature to 70 degrees since the weekday target temperature is identical with the preceding adjacent interval (i.e. both intervals are set for "open" at 70 degrees)
- Whereas on the weekend, if the thermostat is manually changed to 74 degrees at 8:00am, the target temperature changes according to the schedule at 10:00am since the weekend adjacent intervals are set to different target temperatures
If you want each interval to trigger the schedule when manual changes occur, verify that adjacent intervals are set to different target temperatures.