Honeywell Smart Thermostat Wiring Instructions RTH9580WF

The most “meaty” part of instaling a new thermostat, is correctly wiring it up.  One useful feature about Honeywell smart thermostats, is that they generally support the same wire labeling conventions and hookup techniques as their older, less intelligent counterparts.  Today’s smart thermostats still use the R, Rx, C, W, Y1, Y2, et al wires in the same … Continue reading Honeywell Smart Thermostat Wiring Instructions RTH9580WF



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 T87N1026 Large Dial Thermostat 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 Review



Programmable Thermostat Pros and Cons

heat thermostat  In today’s energy conscious society, that focuses on maximizing energy efficiency and minimizing energy costs, the programmable thermostat continues its reign as a significant (potentially large) energy saving device throughout society, in residential and industrial settings.  It will become even more so, as the phase-in of green energy sources progress, and people grow more comfortable and proficient … Continue reading Programmable Thermostat Pros and Cons