Welcome to the 22nd Century Honeywell! This thermostat is the best purchase that we have made in years! The ease of installation, the quality and performance make this a must have. Our electric bill decreased by $70 the first month we had it. The inside temperature is precise and we've noticed a huge decrease in running time from our previous thermostat. Being able to adjust the temp from your computer or smart phone is a plus! You won't be disappointed in this one!
We were looking for a thermostat that was touch screen, easy to use, easy to read, and that we could control remotely. What's even better was that this works on regular wi-fi and you don't have to utilize Z-Wave or any other 3rd party service. INSTALLATION: I thought it was easy. However, that's going to depend on your comfort level. Just make sure the wires are properly mapped to the correct terminals. I just had to push them into the hole and they locked into place. Once I had the wires installed onto the mounting plate, I just secured it to the wall where the original thermostat was located. I pushed the thermostat onto the plate and it turned on. Best part was a setup wizard started and guided me through step-by-step programming. MAKE SURE... You need to have a "Common" wire that will supply the electricity to your thermostat. This model does not take batteries. I did have to go to the furnace and connect the common wire so the thermostat has power. Helps when you have a friend who is an HVAC contractor and can give you advice on the phone. PRICE: Okay...almost $*** bucks for a thermostat that has a bunch of bells and whistles that essentially performs the same basic functions as a $** one. We work hard for a living, and didn't mind splurging a bit for, of all things, a really cool thermostat. Considering all of the R&D that went into making it work so easily, the higher price is appropriate. OVERALL: We love it. VERY EASY to use / understand. VERY EASY to setup to control with a smartphone. Really cool that we can change to different color themes. I would certainly recommend this purchase.
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