Honeywell User-Friendly Personalizable Thermostat

Last updated: December 2, 2022

Seven-day programming includes four program periods per day, allowing you to set ideal temperatures for sleeping, waking, leaving the house and returning. This budget-friendly option works with all of your favorite tech, such as Alexa, Google Assistant, smartphones and computers. It also lets you view your local weather from the web portal or app.

Honeywell User-Friendly Personalizable Thermostat

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: You can program the Honeywell Wi-Fi 7-Day Thermostat for a full week.

In our analysis of 56 expert reviews, the Honeywell User-Friendly Personalizable Thermostat placed 10th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Connect your home’s HVAC system to the rest of your wireless network easily with a Honeywell 7 day Programmable Wi-Fi enabled THERMOSTAT. This high-tech unit has 7 fully Programmable days, with morning, daytime, evening, and night, and easy connectivity for control by smartphone or computer. On the THERMOSTAT, there’s a big, backlit digital display and easy controls. Automatic software updates

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Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

It’s easy on the budget, the app has come a long way since the the thermostat’s introduction a few years ago, and it’s got all the basic stuff you’d expect from a thermostat.
But if you don’t have a C-wire, Honeywell comes to the rescue. The company offers a variety of installation videos online, which allows you to install your thermostat without needing the help of a professional.
The display is digital and the thermostat is made of plastic, it has a simple design and it is not confusing to figure out how to use it.
Easy to set up and work. Can connect with personal assistant devices like Alexa for voice control over the wireless connection.
Surprisingly, the Honeywell Wi-Fi Thermostat works with a wider range of smart home systems than Honeywell’s more expensive Lyric thermostat.
This thermostat comes with the Smart Response Technology which enables the thermostat to study the cooling and heating cycles of your home so it can program the best temperature needed at the right time.
It is not, however, compatible with electric baseboard heat.
Remote access is really where this product shines, setting it apart from its lookalike traditional models. Scheduling is fantastic through the remote interface, significantly better than on the device itself.
And as with all Honeywell thermostats, the RTH6580WF model also has energy saving features that will save a typical household approximately thirty three percent on the usual yearly costs both from cooling and heating equipments.
By using the programmable options and adjusting temperatures according to your habits, you can save a good amount of money on your energy bills.
Remote Access is one of the most attractive features that any smart device can have, not just smart thermostats. The magic with this feature is that you can be on the side side of the room to your thermostat or on the other side of the world.
The digital display gives you the room temperature and the time.
Compatible with most heating and cooling system
The thermostat works with Alexa voice allowing you to set the ideal conditions by speaking.
With this thermostat, you will now find it very easy to control the temperature at home. The flexible thermostat will perfectly suit any scheduling scenario thanks to the seven-day programming.
As I mentioned above, the Smart Response technology is an outstanding point of Honeywell. It enables the Wifi thermostat to learn your desired cooling and heating cycles in order to ensure you enjoy the maximum temperature.

What reviewers didn't like

Press-on touch screen might feel dated if you’re used to just touching your touch screens
This is an older thermostat, so the interface isn’t as fancy as some of the top thermostats on the market.
Lacks some convenience features other units have.
Installing the Honeywell thermostat is no different from other smart thermostats, but the setup could be more streamlined.
While most HVAC systems come with these wire, you might need to have an additional wire installed to run the thermostat. Not everyone knows about ‘C’ wires.
This unit can learn your preferred heating and cooling cycles. So if you have regular deviations from your normal programming, this thermostat will learn that and start automatically adjusting for you.
This model is extremely similar to traditional programmable models — and is therefore plagued with similar difficulties when it comes to using them.
The only note is that the Wi-Fi module requires a ‘C’ wire hookup to provide AC power in order to operate devices such as Wi-Fi thermostat.
The outlook seems little dated but it allows you to schedule different temperature settings for different time slots seven days in advance.
The warranty is very disappointing as you only have 1 year. Most of it’s competitors come with 2 or 3 year waranties.
Just make sure you have a c-wire.
Not compatible with 110 and greater volt system
The programming process is kind of slow
Do not work well with some routers: This trouble will make you confused when receiving an annoying error alert when trying to connect some routers. In addition, it makes you lose the Wifi connection frequently. Instead of mixing security modes (WPA/WPA2), you should turn to WPA2-only mode. By this way, you can connect your Wifi network successfully.
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