Lux Products TX9600TS Customizable Easy Read Touchscreen Thermostat

Last updated: December 2, 2022

Worried about your kids messing with the thermostat? Go with the Lux Products TX9600TS Touchscreen Thermostat, which locks out unauthorized users. Additional features that make this unit stand out include universal compatibility, an energy usage monitor and seven day programming.

We looked at the top Thermostats and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Thermostat you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: No matter what heating and cooling system you use, the Lux Products TX9600TS Touchscreen Thermostat is guaranteed to be compatible.

In our analysis of 56 expert reviews, the Lux Products Customizable Easy Read Touchscreen Thermostat placed 7th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The touchscreen Lux TX9600TS thermostat gives homeowners easy access to control temperatures with the touch of a finger. The Lux TX9600TS features a large digital lighted display that makes the touch screen easy to read and program. This thermostat is designed to use with most 24-volt heating and A/C systems, two stage heating/one stage cooling. A great value for a great product, this thermostat will prove to be a great addition to any home!

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Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

This Lux programmable thermostat uses an internal disposable battery for its primary power. Alternatively, power can be supplied using a C wire (24 VAC). In this case, if a battery is used, the battery will serve as backup power. A "C" wire is optional (see manual for exceptions). It will work with a 2 wire system. A convenient home/away feature allows for quick setpoint adjustments.
Easy to install, No ‘C’ wire needed, 7-day program, Choice of 2 or 4 heating and cooling settings per day, Compatible with most existing North American heating and cooling systems, Air filter monitor, Temporary override option, Option to PIN protect settings, Easy to read screen with touchscreen controls, Energy use monitor, Inexpensive, 3-year warranty

What reviewers didn't like

There is no vacation feature on this model.
Does not have a remote access connection. Battery operated – batteries need replacing about once a year, although if your system has the wiring available it is possible to bypass the need for a battery. The initial set up can be a little involved due to setting switches on the circuit board, but this is a once only process.
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