Honeywell RTH9580WF Color Screen Thermostat Review

The Honeywell RTH9580WF/1005 color screen thermostat represents a clear advance from the RTH8580WF model, reviewed earlier.  They’ve upgraded the screen from the ubiquitous monotone green with black lettering, to a full-color, brighter, higher contrast, LCD display.  The color scheme displayed can be customized to match your specific room décor.  Plus, the screen features a new indoor and … Continue reading Honeywell RTH9580WF Color Screen Thermostat Review



How to Restart a Honeywell Thermostat

You may wish to reboot your Honeywell thermostat if it starts behaving strangely, freezes, hangs, does not turn on or off the furnace even though the current temperature and current setting are far apart, will not connect to Wi-Fi, is not properly sending information periodically to the Honeywell Total Comfort Connect servers on the internet, et al. Before attempting … Continue reading How to Restart a Honeywell Thermostat



Connecting Original Google Home Smart Speaker to Honeywell Smart Thermostats

We bought a Google Home smart speaker with the Google virtual assistant, and were pleased to learn today, that Google Home now supports connecting our Honeywell  Total Connect Comfort (TCC)  thermostat.  We checked under the smart home devices option in the Google Home App.  Honeywell is now listed there,  and it found our home thermostat we scanned for smart devices on our home network.  No … Continue reading Connecting Original Google Home Smart Speaker to Honeywell Smart Thermostats



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



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



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