Controller interface with separate schedule review mode

  • US 7,706,923 B2
  • Filed: 12/02/2003
  • Issued: 04/27/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/02/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of accessing a schedule on an HVAC controller having a user interface, wherein the HVAC controller is configured to directly communicate with and control one or more pieces of HVAC equipment in accordance with a programmable schedule, the method comprising:

  • manually initiating a schedule review mode within the HVAC controller, said schedule review mode permitting viewing access only and not permitting editing access to at least two schedule parameters in the schedule,while in the schedule review mode, manually selecting via the user interface of the HVAC controller any of the two or more schedule parameters;

    in response to the manually selecting step, displaying the manually selected schedule parameters via the user interface without first having to wait for other schedule parameters to be automatically sequentially displayed on the user interface of the HVAC controller;

    exiting the schedule review mode; and

    operating the HVAC controller in accordance with the schedule.

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