Honeywell RTH7600D 7-Day Programmable Thermostat Review

The   Honeywell RTH7600D 7 Day Programmable Thermostat   for the central heating and cooling system, costs approximately $100 at Lowe’s home improvement center. Priced on the high side of fair, this computerized touchscreen furnace / air conditioner controller still clicks as it turns the climate control system on and off (like the Robertshaw 9415 digital thermostat I replaced with the Honeywell programmable) (reviewed here).  However, this … Continue reading Honeywell RTH7600D 7-Day Programmable Thermostat Review



Honeywell RLV310A Digital Baseboard Heat Thermostat Review

We purchased two of the  Honeywell RLV310A Digital Thermostat   for the electric baseboard heaters used around my home. At a cost of approximately $30 from Lowe’s home improvement center, the price seemed reasonable. The RLV310A Honeywell line voltage thermostat is much quieter (no clicking sounds as it turns the heaters on and off), as it utilizes an all-electronic switching mechanism (a … Continue reading Honeywell RLV310A Digital Baseboard Heat Thermostat Review



Honeywell RLV430A 5-2 Programmable Digital Thermostat Review

We purchased for review, the   Honeywell RLV430A 5-2 programmable digital thermostat for the   electric baseboard heaters used around the house. At a cost of approximately $53 from Lowe’s home improvement center, they priced this programmable thermostat fairly. The RLV430A is much quieter (no clicking sounds as it operates the heaters), as this digital thermostat like its non programmable … Continue reading Honeywell RLV430A 5-2 Programmable Digital Thermostat Review



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



Honeywell WiFi Wireless Programmable Thermostat RTH8580WF Review

The RTH8580WF Wireless Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat from Honeywell is a state-of-the-art digital climate control regulator, that features extensive program attributes, can be set for different programs on each and all of the seven days of the week (7-day thermostat), has battery backup, and it will not forget user programs; even if the batteries die. The … Continue reading Honeywell WiFi Wireless Programmable Thermostat RTH8580WF Review



Honeywell T87N1026 Large Dial Thermostat for Low Vision Users Review

The Honeywell T87N1026 low-voltage thermostat represents a quick and easy-to-implement climate control solution; one that is simple to learn and operate. Done very much in the style of the vintage Honeywell mercury thermostats that were prominent in so many homes during the 60s and 70s, this unit, with its significantly improved visibility and “feel-ability” is … Continue reading Honeywell T87N1026 Large Dial Thermostat for Low Vision Users Review



Electric Baseboard Heaters Installation Help, Hints, 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. How electric heating works is easy to understand.  In fact, today’s digital thermostats hide the details of great heat control.  So, try this project if inspired.  If you … Continue reading Electric Baseboard Heaters Installation Help, Hints, Tips, Advice



SmartWay Solutions Talking Thermostat VIP3000 Review

The model VIP3000 Talking Digital Thermostat from SmartWay Solutions Incorporated, is a full-featured 5-2 programmable thermostat, that has been designed to offer high accessibility to blind and vision-impaired users, via the addition of its very clear and plenty loud, human-sounding male voice, along with its high-visibility LED-lighted display. Not only does it speak the most … Continue reading SmartWay Solutions Talking Thermostat VIP3000 Review



Robertshaw 9415 Non Programmable Digital Thermostat Review

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



Electric Heat Pros and Cons

Electric heating is one of the most versatile and simple ways to keep your home warm during cold winter spells.  It’s available in many forms, from baseboard convection units, hydronic heaters, and radiant infrared space heaters, to forced air portable units, ceiling panels, and whole-house electric furnaces can also be procured. It has a reputation for … Continue reading Electric Heat Pros and Cons