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Honeywell Wi- Fi Smart Thermostat review. Editor's Note: The power cord used for this installation is not included in the standard packaging.
Thermostat giant Honeywell designed this Wi- Fi- enabled model in direct response to the innovative Nest Learning Thermostat created by Apple alumni Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers. Honeywell went so far as to file a lawsuit against Nest on February 6, 2. Honeywell patents in the making of their i. Pod- inspired thermostat.
Strip away all of that drama, and you still end up with two extremely capable products that have top- notch functionality and identical $2. So, what makes Honeywell's Wi- Fi Smart Thermostat unique?
In brief, the Honeywell has more predictable design characteristics, a much busier home display, and, in my case, a more complex set- up process. There are a few other slight deviations between models, but the design and installation will be the main deal makers - - or deal breakers - - for most. Where the Nest packaging is akin to that of an Apple product, (it includes a screwdriver and the Web site even offers a quiz that you can take before buying to find out if your home is compatible) the Honeywell is comparatively no- frills. I would recommend the Honeywell Wi- Fi Smart Thermostat to any home automation DIYer who appreciates traditional style and doesn't need hand- holding during the installation. Just know that it might not work in every home. Design. This Honeywell is a slightly sleekified version of that old boxy thermostat you probably have at home now. On the home screen, you will see the date and time, the indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity, and up and down arrows so you can change the temperature manually.
It's considerably smaller than my old thermostat and it doesn't come with different size base plates, so the previous paint job is clearly visible on all sides. View full gallery. Colin West Mc. Donald/CNET. The Nest, on the other hand, is round and comes with a square and a larger rectangular base plate to cover up any unsightly holes or paint.
Its home display is also extremely minimal; it shows the current temperature and that's about it. Honeywell places more emphasis on utility by displaying more information up front, whereas the Nest is more streamlined and design- focused. It's really a matter of preference here. This DIY installation is not for beginners.
There are many different types of heating and cooling systems and some of them just won't be compatible with this thermostat. Honeywell doesn't do a great job of warning you about that beforehand, which leads into a larger issue I had with this setup.
You really need a C or "common" wire to power this model. There are a couple of different workarounds available if you don't have a C wire, but they aren't guaranteed to work on every system.
So that could cause some installations to come to a screeching halt. For example, my system has a G, a W, a Y, and an Rh wire. To get power to my thermostat without a C wire, I had two main options. I could run a new wire from the HVAC to the thermostat and assign it to both C ports or I could redirect the G wire to the C wire port at the thermostat and HVAC terminal (which would disable my ability to adjust the fan at will). It was around this time that I learned that my HVAC unit is not in great shape. Everything is connected with wire nuts and there's no terminal unit to be found.
I am not nearly experienced enough to figure out where to put the C wire without a port labeled "C" in my HVAC. The same goes for rerouting the G wire to the C wire port - - my system doesn't have a traditional G or C port. Fortunately, Honeywell also provides power cords to reviewers as a simple and quick installation option.
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Unfortunately, the cord isn't included when you buy this thermostat or available as a separate commercial purchase. Basically, I wouldn't have been able to install the Honeywell thermostat at all without either the power cord (which isn't an actual option) or help from an electrician.
Honeywell Wi- Fi 7 - Day Programmable Thermostat + Free App- RTH6. WFRated 4. 1 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5. 0 out of 5. Mike Look at old wiring first this needs 1. I just bought this thermostat and it's great but make sure if your upgrading to this thermostat look first at current thermostat to see if you have a "C" wire because this new one will need that wire for power as this uses no batteries so I had to go back to homedepot to buy 1. Easy swap out old wire for new but just look first to save you a 2nd trip if you need it it. Rated 1. 0 out of 5.
Rose disappointed. First one would not power on. Took it back and bought second unit, both that were available had been previously opened with no, unopened units available second one powered on but would not stay on. Extreemly disappointed not to be able to have Wi. Fi enabled unit. Rated 5. Mike. In. Allen Puts comfort and convenience and piece of mind in your hands. Great product. We have 3 zones in the house so 3 AC/Heater combinations.
At a glance on the i. Phone app I can see and set schedules, make short term adjustments - even using voice commands on the application ("Lower 2 degrees"). I always know what local temperature each zone is experiencing.
What is also great is that I can do that while out of the house too. When leaving pets at home when we go out, I get to see the environment, get alerts if the temperature range shifts outside of my preset limits and if necessary I can compensate for those sudden shifts. An added bonus is that in AUTO it can shift from cool to heat without having to physically flip the switch on each device. Great for that crossover time between winter and its partner seasons. After a full power outage, it re- establishes time and schedule automatically. NOTE. this is not battery powered and requires your system to supply power, a fairly typical expectation.
Rated 1. 0 out of 5. Jen Is not working and its been less than 6 months since installed. I purchased this product less than 6 months ago and it was working fine and then suddenly now it has quit working and will not connect to the internet nor will it turn my less than 3 year old air conditioner unit on any longer. Rated 5. 0 out of 5. Rafa. A Excellent product. Rated 1. 0 out of 5.
GW May not reconnect automatically. I purchased this thermostat because I just needed remote control capability, didn't need a "learning" thermostat. Shortly after installation, the wifi connection got dropped and I had to manually clear a system function and go through the whole wifi setup again. According to Honeywell support, that's just the way it is because this product isn't as "smart" as the more expensive ones. The remote control feature becomes useless. Rated 5. 0 out of 5.
Best Thermostat Out There!!! Would I recommend this product? Yes, yes, YES! We replaced our old manual thermostat with this Honeywell thermostat and oh my goodness! We had such a sigh of relief knowing that we could control our A/C from anywhere using the app and not forgetting to turn the air up when we were not home.
The best part about it is that you can set a schedule for each day of the week and 4 time zones per day (wake, leave, return and sleep). We basically never have to touch our thermostat. And if we leave out of town we are at ease knowing that we can log on the app and turn the temp down before we get home so it is cool by the time we get home! Genius! I would highly recommend this thermostat! April 2. 5, 2. 01.
Rated 5. 0 out of 5. DAK Great Wi. Fi Thermostat. Installed this thermostat in a second home. I can monitor the inside set and room temperature and also check the 5- day forecast from any computer or smart device. The best part is that I can control the heat and air conditioning beforehand, so the house is comfortable upon our arrival.
We love it! April 1.