Best Honeywell Thermostats

Review & Comparison, Last Update March 18, 2019
Thermostats are important for every home, and having a good one can make a world of difference in making your home more comfortable. If you are looking for a modern home thermostat with all of the latest features, then read our reviews of five of the best Honeywell thermostats available! ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2019
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OUR VERDICT
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PROS

You can program the bright customizable full-color screen to match the surrounding décor. The Intelligent Alert system is highly customizable as well. The Vacation Hold and Holiday/Event modes will allow you to suspend the schedule while you're away on a holiday or set a specific schedule for this period of time.

CONS

You'll have to spend some time to figure out the model's numerous functions.

OUR VERDICT

The Honeywell RTH9580 is one of the most attractive options on the market today. The sheer number of features is impressive in its own right, but it is their execution that allows this product to take the room-temperature cake.

detailed parameters
Control Type

Remote: via a Wi-Fi connection, from the iOS and Android-based mobile devices (through the Honeywell app)

Manual: via the touchscreen menu

HVAC Compatibility

24 VAC-powered systems such as forced air, hydronic, cooling systems, heatpump, oil, gas, and electric

Power Supply

Wired from the c-wire

Display Type

Large rectangular full-color display, bright and customizable screen with the ability to match with the surrounding décor

Programming Type

Preset energy-saving schedules, adjustable program schedules, overriding schedules - home, overriding schedules - business

Warranty

1 year

PROS

An intelligent fault determination system notifies the user in cases where the Heat Pump or Temperature Sensor needs service. Also, the device reminds you to regularly replace filters in air conditioning systems, a reminder that everyone should find most useful.

CONS

Batteries last for a short time.

OUR VERDICT

This thermostat compares favorably with most third-party models of the highest accuracy, so it will strictly adhere to your wishes. It also has the Smart Response Learning Feature to automatically adjust the work of the climate technology to your preferences.

detailed parameters
Control Type

Manual only: via 5 mechanical push-buttons

HVAC Compatibility

24 VAC-powered systems such as forced air, hydronic, cooling systems, heatpump, oil, gas, and electric (Does not work with electric baseboard heat)

Power Supply

Wired from the c-wire and/or 2 x "AA" batteries

Display Type

Rectangular monochrome backlit display

Programming Type

7-day programming with 4 program periods per day

Warranty

1 year

PROS

You won't have to reconfigure the settings in the events of power failure or Internet connection loss. The moment it gets back online, the thermostat will continue with the usual schedule without requiring any intervention on your part. The SMART Response will ensure the desired temperature at the set time.

CONS

Connecting to Wi-Fi can be a difficult and tedious process.

OUR VERDICT

The Honeywell RTH6580WF will be a good fit for anyone who wants to have as much control over the environment in their household as possible. It occupies that perfect middle ground for people who would like to receive the advantages of high-tech devices but don't feel like paying an unreasonable price.

detailed parameters
Control Type

Remote: via a Wi-Fi connection, from the iOS and Android-based mobile devices (through the Honeywell app)

Manual: via 7 mechanical push-buttons

HVAC Compatibility

24 VAC-powered systems such as forced air, hydronic, cooling systems, heatpump, oil, gas, and electric

Power Supply

Wired from the c-wire

Display Type

Rectangular monochrome backlit display

Programming Type

7-day programming with 4 program periods per day

Warranty

1 year

PROS

Great simplicity of use and high reliability of operation. The controls and programming are very intuitive and do not require large amounts of time to set the temperature settings that you want. More akin to a traditional thermostat than one loaded with features.

CONS

No wireless control or programming features, comparatively small display.

OUR VERDICT

A perfect option for users who need the basic thermostat functionality only, without the tons of options that other more complicated and expensive models have. Lack of advanced features is balanced by the device's reliability.

detailed parameters
Control Type

Manual only: via 2 mechanical push-buttons and 2 slide switches

HVAC Compatibility

24 VAC-powered single-stage heating and cooling systems

Power Supply

Wired from the c-wire and/or 2 x "AA" batteries

Display Type

Rectangular monochrome backlit display

Programming Type

Non-programmable: current temperature setting only

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The device can work not only from c-wire, but also from 2 x "AAA" batteries - the second method greatly simplifies connection and installation. Moreover, the battery life lasts up to a year before requiring replacement, so they do not have to be changed too often.

CONS

To some, the display seems too bright - it may be a little annoying in the dark.

OUR VERDICT

The tiny dimensions of the thermostat of 4.5 x 3.4 inches make it the best option for placement in confined spaces. Thanks to the classic design with 4 buttons, it will successfully fit into any interior. Practical model at an affordable price.

detailed parameters
Control Type

Manual only: via 4 mechanical push-buttons

HVAC Compatibility

24 VAC-powered single-stage heating and cooling systems

Power Supply

Wired from the c-wire and/or 2 x "AAA" batteries

Display Type

Rectangular monochrome backlit display

Programming Type

Non-programmable: current temperature setting only

Warranty

1 year

Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat

High Tech Thermostat

Although almost every home has a thermostat, most of them tend to be simple devices that only allow the temperature to be adjusted, without any frills or extra features added. For many people, this is fine, but some people would like their thermostats to feature the latest technology, allowing for full control over every aspect of the heating and cooling system, along with other advanced features including WiFi connectivity. Thankfully, there are such thermostats available, and Honeywell has the perfect thermostat for those who demand full control.

The Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat is a fully automated and programmable thermostat that features the latest in thermostat technology. Featuring a large display with touchscreen controls, this thermostat allows for full programmability. The large touchscreen display shows all relevant information that can be read at a glance, displaying the current temperature settings along with other information such as the current weather, humidity, as well as the date and time. The screen color can even be changed to match or go well with your home's interior, allowing it to blend in to seem like a natural part of the home.

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Fully Programmable

The great features of this thermostat do not end with the advanced touchscreen. In fact, they only begin there. The touchscreen controls, despite showing a wealth of information at a glance, are quite intuitive and easy to use, allowing anyone to easily find the settings or information that they are looking for. The thermostat system itself is fully programmable, allowing you to set the climate controls to work at specific times, and to automatically shut down when the home is not occupied. This allows for extreme control not only over your home's internal climate, but it also allows for massive savings on your energy bill.

The touchscreen can be locked to prevent unauthorized access, ensuring that your climate settings aren't changed by those who shouldn't be using them. What's more, the thermostat is able to connect to your home WiFI system, allowing remote access and programming through a mobile app for both iOS and Android devices. The system can even interact with Amazon's Alexa voice control system, allowing you to adjust the thermostat simply with voice commands. With these and many other included features, this thermostat is one of the most advanced and easiest to use thermostats available for any home.

Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat in the use

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Honeywell RTH7560E1001/E

7 Day Programmable Thermostat

Many people seem to be fine with having a regular thermostat without extra features, but some would prefer having one that allows for pinpoint control over how their heating and cooling system works. The kind of control that is desired usually consists of being able to schedule the times that the thermostat operates, and more importantly, to schedule the times when it doesn't. This allows for maintaining a comfortable home or office while not having to worry about running up the energy bills, and helps give the homeowner peace of mind about their home's comfort.

The Honeywell 7-Day Programmable Thermostat is the perfect solution for those who want a fully programmable thermostat. Featuring the ability to program a 7-day schedule of climate control, this thermostat allows for the kind of control and automation that many people wish for with their home thermostat. Up to a full week (7 days) can be programmed, with scheduled times for when the climate controls operate, and for when they shut down. You can even customize the schedule in any way you want, for instance, only automating it on weekends while giving you manual control during the week. How you program it is entirely up to you.

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Easy to Use

One of the worries that some people have about fully programmable thermostats is that the extra functionality adds another level of complexity, making them more difficult to use. Thankfully, with this Honeywell thermostat, nothing could be further from the truth. The thermostat features a backlit LCD display that shows your current climate settings and temperature in large, easy to read characters, and also includes the time as well as a few other settings indicators. The controls are also quite easy to use, with each setting easily accessible without being buried deep within menus. This makes scheduling your climate controls along with manual control of it a breeze.

Along with its ease of use, one of the best features of this thermostat is the fact that it is able to learn from your climate control settings and programming to help find the optimal settings for you. This means that as you continue to either manually adjust the settings or program a schedule, the thermostat can learn what your preferred climate settings are along with your preferred schedule, allowing it to automatically set itself to these same settings without the user needing to manually schedule it. With these features along with its ease of use, this home thermostat is the key to a comfortable home.

Honeywell RTH7560E1001/E T5 7-Day Programmable Thermostat in the use

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Honeywell RTH6580WF

Control Remotely

Having a great thermostat that allows for full programmability can be a boon to any home owner, for a number of reasons. Being able to control the climate in your home without having to manually adjust the settings each day can bring a degree of comfort that simply isn't possible with many home thermostats. However, sometimes it would be nice to be able to adjust the settings remotely, such as when you are at work or away on travel, in order to ensure that your home's climate is already to your liking before you arrive. For such a thing, it is necessary to have a thermostat that supports remote control.

The Honeywell RTH6580WF Wi-Fi 7-Day Programmable Thermostat is a home thermostat that lets you control your home's climate from anywhere you want. Thanks to a variety of ways to access your thermostat remotely, you can set your home's climate to your preference while you are away from home, either through a web portal, mobile app, or even through a voice assistant such as Amazon's Alexa. This device is actually functional with a wide range of home assistants, which gives you a degree of control over your thermostat and your home's climate that simply can't be matched by most other home thermostats.

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Extremely Flexible

The programming abilities of this home thermostat are certainly not lacking. The thermostat lets you set a 7-day schedule with 4 program periods per day, letting you fine-tune your home's climate control to work when you want, and to turn off when it's not necessary. The scheduling is easy to set up, and can be done easily through the thermostat interface, or even remotely through the aforementioned methods of remote control.

Another great feature of this thermostat is its SMART Response feature, which ensures that your thermostat doesn't lose its settings even in the event of a power failure. This means that your fully programmed schedule is always available to be followed, and it is not necessary to program it again should the power go out.

Along with these features, this smart thermostat contains a bundle of other extras that make this product a top notch item, including being able to instantly look up the current weather conditions. The interface of the device itself uses a large LCD screen that is backlit and can be read easily, even in the dark. With the large number of features along with the customizability of this home thermostat, it should give you the best climate control possible in your home.

Honeywell RTH6580WF Wi-Fi 7-Day Programmable Thermostat in the use

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Honeywell TH3110D1008

Simple and Convenient

Not everyone requires a heavy-duty thermostat loaded with all of the latest options in thermostat technology. Just having a simple, easy to use, but highly reliable device is enough for many home owners, who value the simplicity of such devices. Taking advantage of advanced features can be a cumbersome task that requires a lot of time and patience, something which many people would rather not spare just to learn how to control their home climate. For people such as these, a simple yet reliable thermostat is the best option for their homes.

The Honeywell TH3110D1008 Digital Thermostat is one device that definitely forgoes the advanced features found in many home thermostats in favor of rock-solid reliability as well as ease of use. This model is more akin to a traditional home thermostat, as it lacks many of the advanced features such as programmability and remote control. However, what it lacks in advanced features, it more than makes up for them with its simplicity and reliability. Just like most other simple home thermostats, it pretty much only allows you to adjust the current temperature and other HVAC settings, but it lets you do these in a simple manner that makes it extremely easy to use.

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The Best Balance

This simple home thermostat helps provide the best balance for those who want a comfortable climate in their home with a simple thermostat that also helps save on energy. This thermostat connects through the typical c-wire connection, but with its small LCD screen, it uses very little in the way of power, helping to pass on energy savings. What's more, the device also supports battery operation, which means that it can work without a direct power connection, which is great for times when the electricity is spotty to non-functional. Your thermostat can continue to operate on battery power without losing its current settings.

Of course, such a simple device has a few downsides to it. Along with the fact that it lacks advanced features, the LCD screen is a bit small, meaning that it is not the most readable display, and requires you to be up close to see its current settings. It does, however, have a backlight which lights up when you press one of the buttons, so it can be readable in the dark without any lights on. Despite this small drawback, this budget-friendly device is one of the most highly reliable models available, which is exactly what many home owners want. If you value simplicity and reliability over extra features, this model is certain to serve you well for many years.

Honeywell TH3110D1008 Digital Thermostat in the use

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Honeywell TH5110D1006

Reliable Budget Thermostat

Many people dream of having a fully automated home thermostat, but for many others, having a simple home thermostat is the best option. As what seems to happen with the march of technology advancement, added features seem to add an extra degree of complexity to a device, which can often result in a drop in reliability. For some people, the trade-off just doesn't make sense, as they value reliability and simplicity over having extra unnecessary features.

The Honeywell TH5110D1006 Non-Programmable Thermostat is a simple home thermostat that forgoes many of the extra features found on contemporary thermostats in order to provide a rock-solid, reliable budget device. In fact, this thermostat is one of the most budget-friendly models available, costing much less than most people's monthly electricity bill. Of course, the low price of this device does not mean it is lacking in functionality. The opposite is true, as the thermostat contains all of the necessary functions and controls for allowing you to adjust your home climate to that of your own choosing. What it lacks in extra options, it more than makes up for them with its simplicity, ease of use, and a high degree of reliability.

Review of Honeywell TH5110D1006 Non-Programmable Thermostat

Battery Operated

This thermostat isn't loaded with customizable features like many other more expensive models, but for some users, this is a positive, as the more complex devices tend to be much more difficult to get to grips with. The interface of the device is quite easy to use, having only a few buttons that allow for immediately easy control of your home climate. The thermostat contains a backlit LCD display that is easily readable, even in a dark room, and its high degree of accuracy means that you can trust the information that it gives you.

With many home thermostats, there is always the worry that the device will be completely reset in the case of a power outage. Thanks to this device supporting a battery backup, this means that your thermostat can pick up immediately where it left off with adjusting your home's climate whenever the power goes out. The batteries are also easily replaceable, although with the battery life lasting up to a year, you should rarely find the need to do so. Also, the fact that it operates from batteries helps make installation and setup extremely simple, as you can configure the device to work even before connecting it to the c-wire power. For anyone who values a rock-solid thermostat at a very affordable price, this model is certainly one of the best options available.

Honeywell TH5110D1006 Non-Programmable Thermostat in the use

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What Is a Honeywell Thermostat?

Home thermostats are quite common, being found in virtually any house, apartment, or office building that features central air and/or heating. Since almost all modern homes and buildings feature central climate control, this makes the thermostat an essential part of everyday life. Being able to adjust the climate to one of your own choosing is one of the great comforts that we have, and having a great thermostat for this purpose helps make our lives easier.

Honeywell is a large, international conglomerate company that creates products in many different spheres, ranging from aerospace to security to home appliances, and they are well known for making high-quality, reliable products in whichever sphere they participate. Among those high-quality products are home thermostats, which are made to leverage the advances in technology to helping make a home or office quite comfortable to work or live in. Some of their thermostats often may not have all of the bells and whistles of other competing products, but they more than make up for it with their high degree of quality and reliability, ensuring problem-free operation for years to come.

If you are looking for a good quality air conditioner system to go with your new Honeywell thermostat, then take a look at our reviews of five of the best air conditioners available.

What Features to Compare

Home thermostats are meant for the control of centrally installed climate systems, but they can vary greatly in the number of features and options that they have. While many older ones had few features beyond simple temperature controls, many of the more recent models feature a huge list of options in addition to their standard functions. However, not all thermostats carry this huge list of options, as many simple devices still exist that have few extras outside of the ability to set the desired temperature. Whether you get a simple thermostat or one loaded with features will depend entirely on your own desires for a home thermostat. Before shopping for one, though, you should be aware of which options exist and to know what to look for.

Control Interface

One of the most important aspects to a home thermostat system is the control interface it uses, as this is what users will use to interact with and set the device. For simple thermostats that have few features, the control interface will most likely consist of just a few buttons used to cycle through the options, but other higher-end devices will feature touchscreen controls that have tons of options. The type that you will want, of course, will depend entirely on your tastes.

Power Supply

Another important factor to consider with thermostats is the power supply used for them. The vast majority of thermostats use a connection to the c-wire for power, but some may also include the ability to operate from other power sources, including from batteries. If you are in doubt about how to power the thermostat, getting one that supports multiple power sources would be ideal.

HVAC Compatibility

The HVAC compatibility of the thermostat is just as important as any other factor, as ideally the thermostat is what is used to configure and operate the HVAC system. For whichever thermostat you decide to purchase, it is best to ensure that it is fully compatible with the HVAC system that is installed in your home or office.

Features

The included features of a home thermostat may be just as important as any other consideration, depending on what you want in your thermostat. While some thermostats are very simple devices with few to no options outside of direct temperature control, other higher-end models tend to include a ton of features that add to the thermostat's usefulness, including features such as remote control and the ability to program it to operate at specific times. For those who want a fully automated experience, getting a programmable model would be ideal, while for others, a simple model will be sufficient.

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Smart Thermostats: Automate Your Home

Smart thermostats are far advanced compared to many of the thermostats typically found in homes. Many of the features that they now contain are ones that simply weren't possible before the Internet came along. However, now that we have access to virtually any information at our fingertips, why can't our home thermostat have access to the same? In many cases, they do have access to information that is quite helpful to us, especially information regarding the date, time, and updated weather conditions.

Many smart thermostats also have some advanced automation abilities that many users aren't aware of, though. For instance, the ability to program your thermostat to only work at specific times is an extremely important feature, as not only does it give you the convenience of not having to manually set the conditions how we want, but it can also help save you a bundle on energy costs by not working during the times when its not needed. Here we will give you some tips to get the most out of the programming feature of your new smart thermostat so you can partake in the tremendous value that it offers.

Programming Your Thermostat

Almost all smart thermostats let you program your conditions for up to seven days in advance, or even to work on an automatic weekly schedule. This is a great feature that can help you make life more convenient as well as save you a lot of money on your energy bill. The key to getting the most out of it, though, is to stick with a consistent schedule. During the day, most people are working, and thus, with an empty home, the thermostat usually doesn't need to operate. Of course, this can leave the house either hot or cold at times during the day, but if no one is there, what difference does it make? Programming the thermostat to keep all energy use at an absolute minimum during the day is a great way to help cut down on that electric bill during the summer. Unless you have pets or children at home during that time, consider programming it to not operate at all while you are at work.

It's also a good idea to take advantage of night conditions. For example, during the summer, the outside climate is usually at its nicest at night, where it is not so hot. Consider programming your thermostat to either use a minimum of cooling or turn off completely while you are sleeping. Take advantage of the ability to open windows if you can if it leaves your home still feeling a little stuffy. After all, clean, fresh air is free, and it doesn't cost any money to maintain it if you can get it through an open window.

Stay Warm During the Winter

The above tips are great for during the summer months, but what about the winter? Heating costs can be just as much if not more than electricity costs, so of course it makes sense to save on your heating costs when you can. One of the best ways to do this is to rely on more natural methods of staying warm. If you have a fireplace, then perhaps you can try taking advantage of it in order to keep the heating costs down. Not only does it help with that, but it can help create a nice, cozy atmosphere that helps make your home feel a bit more comfortable for you and your family.

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Publish Date: 2018-12-31 07:49:45