Honeywell Thermostat Models Review

We’ve reviewed several Honeywell thermostat models on this site.  We’ve covered some of the baseboard heat models.  Further, we have t-stats up through the late model Honeywell smart WiFi remote t-stats.  Below, find a summary and picture of each one tested so far.  We’ll indeed add more as we review more. Line Voltage Honeywell Thermostat … Continue reading Honeywell Thermostat Models Review





Honeywell Smart Thermostat Wiring Instructions RTH9580WF

The most “meaty” part of installing a new Honeywell smart thermostat, is correctly wiring it up.  One useful feature about Honeywell t-stats, is that they generally use the same wire labeling as their older models. Today’s WiFi  t-stats still use the R, Rx, C, W, Y1, Y2, et al wires in the same way.  Their … Continue reading Honeywell Smart Thermostat Wiring Instructions RTH9580WF





Change WiFi Network on Honeywell RTH9580WF T-Stat

You might need to connect your Honeywell RTH9580WF smart thermostat (t-stat) to a new WiFi network.  Perhaps you moved the t-stat, and  the WiFi it worked with before went out of range.  So in this post, we cover just how you do that, how to change WiFi network on Honeywell thermostat RTH9580WF. Then maybe, you have … Continue reading Change WiFi Network on Honeywell RTH9580WF T-Stat





Setting Temperature Differential Honeywell RTH9580WF

Temperature differential is the difference between the turn-on and turn-off temperatures on a thermostat, whether heating or cooling. It ranges between one and three degrees on common t-stats. Indeed, many of today’s t-stats let you set this value. They offer this to account for differing home types and locales, types of furnaces. In this piece, … Continue reading Setting Temperature Differential Honeywell RTH9580WF





Setting Honeywell Thermostat Swing Differential, RTH8580WF

Temperature swing, is the difference between the turn-on and turn-off temps on a thermostat, whether heating or cooling. The swing setting, when the t-stat has it, often ranges between one and three degrees. This post discusses setting Honeywell thermostat swing on the RTH8580WF smart WiFi thermostat. Setting Honeywell Thermostat Swing Differential Intro Many modern t-stats … Continue reading Setting Honeywell Thermostat Swing Differential, RTH8580WF





Portable Space Heaters, How to Safely Use

Portable space heaters are quite affordable these days.  So they are popular among college students in cold dorms. Apartment dwellers love them too.  Also, homeowners that haven’t yet insulating all their rooms use them as well. How to Safely Use Portable Space Heaters Intro These units offer rapid spot heating. Also, they can make up … Continue reading Portable Space Heaters, How to Safely Use





Safest Electric Space Heaters, How to Choose

So many homes, garages, basements, and trailers these days have electric portable space heaters. These give temporary spot warmth during really cold nights. Or they warm those cold spare bedrooms when the grand kids come to stay.  These heaters are quite popular these days.  So people may wonder, given the possible shock and burn hazards, … Continue reading Safest Electric Space Heaters, How to Choose





Solving Honeywell WiFi Thermostat Connection Problems

This piece explores solving Honeywell WiFi thermostat connection problems, as experienced on our Honeywell RTH9580WF internet controlled thermostat, although this information applies about as well to Honeywell’s other wireless thermostats, including the RTH8580WF, VisionPRO TH8320WF, VisionPRO 8000, et al. Solving Honeywell WiFi Thermostat Connection Problems By this, we mean that the thermostat will not connect … Continue reading Solving Honeywell WiFi Thermostat Connection Problems





Electric Heat Pros and Cons, Advantages, Disadvantages

Electric heating is one of the easiest ways to keep your home warm during cold winter spells.  In this piece, we discuss the many electric heat pros and cons.  Many down sides to this mode of heating including higher fuel costs.  But many up sides as well. E.g. No carbon monoxide. Easy to install. Low … Continue reading Electric Heat Pros and Cons, Advantages, Disadvantages





Programmable Thermostat Pros and Cons

In today’s energy conscious society, that focuses on max energy efficiency and cutting costs, the programmable t-stat is a key power saving device in home and office.  In this piece we give the list of programmable thermostat pros and cons that we’ve found while using a few of them through the decades. Programmable Thermostat Pros … Continue reading Programmable Thermostat Pros and Cons