A comfortable home is one of life’s little pleasures. But, striking a balance between the right temperature when you’re home and saving energy — and money— when you’re away can be a little tricky.
The Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat is designed to take some of the guess work out of the process and make things a little easier.
Simple set up
Once you install the Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat and connect it to your home wireless network, the fun begins. You’ll automatically notice that its sleek design hugs the wall with less than a one-inch protrusion. The touch screen is bright and easy to read. Full color and fully customizable, the display background can be changed on a whim to match or accent your home décor or paint color, fit your mood or support your favorite team.
The touch screen is also your path to a wealth of information. There you can view thermostat status, indoor and outdoor temperature, and indoor and outdoor humidity levels. By making use of your home’s Wi-Fi, the thermostat also pulls up the local weather and 5-day forecast. This information is available when you need to choose the perfect interior temperature for the coming week.
A simple set up program walks you through initial system programming via a series of questions. Once your input is provided, your 7-day program will be up and running and you’ll be on the road to a more efficient and energy-saving home.
But, the real beauty of this system is that it can be controlled remotely whether down the hall, at the office or on a trip with family or friends.
So, say for example, you’re at the office or in another room and you notice the next few days will be warmer than previously forecasted. Just grab your tablet or smartphone and use the free companion app (available for iPhone, iPad and Android) to remotely adjust the temperature. It’s that easy.
Called away on an unexpected business trip? Pick up your smart device, and program your home’s temperature to a more energy-saving setting for the time you’ll be away, and back to your preferred “at home” temperature for your return.
Locking Touch Screen
Advanced locking features and password options provide smart security and convenience. Optional password protection allows only designated users to access the security settings and locking options. A 30-second lockout affords you the opportunity to clean the thermostat, so you don't have to live with fingerprints on your touchscreen device, and also prevent the temperature from accidentally being changed.
Beyond the basics
But maybe you don’t want to spend a lot of time and energy thinking about your thermostat’s optimum settings. Instead you’d rather spend your time planning Susie’s birthday party or putting together an important presentation for your next big venture.
The Wi-Fi Smart thermostat is ready to take charge. Its Smart Response system learns your home, giving you the desired temperature when you need it. It automatically determines if your home needs heating or cooling to provide maximum comfort and can auto change from heat to cool.
Advanced fan and comfort control improves air circulation and helps regulate the temperature throughout your home.
Keeping an eye on things
Beyond every day thermostat control, the Wi-Fi Smart thermostat monitors your system to ensure you don’t get any unwanted surprises—like a winter furnace failure. A virtual watch dog of sorts, it sends smart alerts to provide updates on changing weather, notify you of system status or give gentle maintenance reminders.
So when it’s time to change a filter or humidifier pad or if your home internet connection is lost, it will let you know.
The Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat is available from Verizon Wireless.