Electric Cable Ceiling Heat Pros and Cons

Many houses built during the 1960s and 1970s, in areas not served by natural gas suppliers, incorporated electric cable ceiling heat as the primary means of keeping the interiors warm during the cold months of the year.  The house builders, before installing the plaster or drywall to form the ceilings, would install electric resistance heating … Continue reading Electric Cable Ceiling Heat Pros and Cons





How to Lock Unlock Honeywell Thermostat RTH9580WF

Some models of the Honeywell smart thermostats including the RTH9580WF discussed in this post, feature a screen lock mode, that prevents anyone from changing thermostat settings without first entering a pass code.  You create this pass code iwhen you request to lock your thermostat.  Subsequently, the t-stat asks you to enter this password to regain … Continue reading How to Lock Unlock Honeywell Thermostat RTH9580WF





How to Restart Honeywell Thermostat

You may wish to learn how to restart Honeywell thermostat if it behaves strangely.  For example, it may freeze, hang, or not work the furnace.  Or, it does not connect to Wi-Fi, or sends no data to the Honeywell Total Comfort Connect servers.  Any of these issues a restart might fix. How to Restart Honeywell … Continue reading How to Restart Honeywell Thermostat





SmartWay Solutions Thermostat VIP3000 Review

The model VIP3000 talking digital thermostat from SmartWay Solutions is a full-featured 5-2 programmable thermostat. They built in high accessibility for blind users, with its clear and loud human-sounding male voice.  The VIP 300 also has a high-visibility LED-lighted display for low vision users. Not only does it speak the most often used functions. But … Continue reading SmartWay Solutions Thermostat VIP3000 Review





Electric Baseboard Heaters Installation Help, Tips, Advice

Electric baseboard heaters installation is a fun experience.  It’s not too technical.  So, it’s not too frustrating. Plus, once done, you’ll feel a much warmer room besides. We offer here the hints, advice, and tips we find work well in getting these heaters installed safely without major issues. How electric heating works is easy to … Continue reading Electric Baseboard Heaters Installation Help, Tips, Advice





Honeywell RTH8580WF WiFi Thermostat Review

The Honeywell RTH8580WF WiFi thermostat is a state-of-the-art digital climate control regulator. It features extensive program attributes.  Plus, you can set it for different programs on each the seven week days. This t-stat also has battery backup, and does not forget user programs should the batteries die. Honeywell RTH8580WF WiFi Thermostat Introduction The RTH8580WF has … Continue reading Honeywell RTH8580WF WiFi Thermostat Review





Honeywell T87N1026 Large Number Thermostat Review

The Honeywell T87N1026 large number thermostat offers a quick and easy-to-install climate control solution. It’s also simple to learn and operate. Similar style as vintage Honeywell mercury thermostats in so many homes during the 60s and 70s.  This unit, with its better visibility and “feel-ability” is well-received by the disabled.  Those who cannot  see a … Continue reading Honeywell T87N1026 Large Number Thermostat Review





Robertshaw 9415 Thermostat Review

We’ve owned the  Robertshaw 9415 Non Programmable Digital Thermostat  since 2004.  We replaced it in 2013, not due to failure of the unit or any dissatisfaction with it. But rather, because we upgraded to a programmable thermostat. At a cost of approximately $55 from various Internet sellers, this seemed a slightly high price for a … Continue reading Robertshaw 9415 Thermostat Review





How to Fix Honeywell WiFi Thermostat Connection Failure

We show here how to fix Honeywell WiFi thermostat connection failure issues, as seen on man Honeywell internet controlled thermostats from time to time. How to Fix Honeywell WiFi Thermostat Connection Failure By this, we mean that the thermostat was connected properly prior to the failure, but has recently lost its wireless connection, and will not … Continue reading How to Fix Honeywell WiFi Thermostat Connection Failure





Honeywell RTH9580WF Smart Thermostat Review

The Honeywell RTH9580WF smart thermostat represents a clear advance from the RTH8580WF model, reviewed earlier.  They upgraded the screen from the ubiquitous green with black lettering.  In this model, it’s now a full-color, brighter, higher contrast, LCD display. Honeywell RTH9580WF Smart Thermostat Introduction The Full Color Touchscreen The color scheme displayed can be customized to … Continue reading Honeywell RTH9580WF Smart Thermostat Review