Review of Honeywell Wi-Fi Programmable Touchscreen Thermostat + Free App (Model: RTH8580WF)
Reviewed on: December 25, 2013
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Pros & Cons
The Honeywell RTH8580WF Wi-Fi Programmable Touchscreen Thermostat + Free App helps in easy view and convenient control from anywhere anytime. It also keeps one alerted of temperature swings and make adjustments remotely. The Wi-Fi enabled thermostat allows remote access via smart phones, tabs or computer systems. It comes with a free app for Apple and Android devices and is Universally Compatible - meaning works with virtually any system type (C-wire required). The device features a large easy to read touch screen display and a 7 day programming with 4 program periods per day.
The device continuously pre-heat/cool homes as per the pre-programmed times with an energy savings of up to 33%. It is designed to download software updates and security through secured network by permanently and/or temporary hold. The device also provides the ability to view local weather from web portal or app. This thermostat is designed for intelligent alerts like high/low temperature notification of temperature swings and/or loss of Wi-Fi connection etc. Some other features include - filter change indicator; vacation programming feature; degree F or C temperature display and 12 or 24 hour clock display.
However, some users find the Wi-Fi programming a little difficult to set up, and if the connection is lost to the router, then nothing can be done on the thermostat remotely.
Overall, the Honeywell Wi-Fi Programmable Touchscreen Thermostat (Model:RTH8580WF) is highly recommended by users for its ease of installation and use, quality, reliability and versatility within affordable price range.
Review Group #: 1
Easy to install • Helps in reducing power bills • Rock solid reliable and versatile • Help from instruction, website, videos, customer care is available
Review Group #: 2
The thermostat works well • Difficult with buggy Wi-Fi connectivity • Wi-Fi setup is little confusing/difficult • If Wi-Fi connection is lost, then nothing could be done remotely • System is very simple
Review Group #: 3
The Wi-Fi programmable thermostat is easy to install and program • Directions are super detailed and easy to follow • Can control from smart phone • Actually works as advertised
Review Group #: 4
Needs a 5-wire system, works with 4-wire system too • The system requires power from your heating/cooling system • Clearly marked terminals on mounting plate • The install is simple or little less simple depending on how AC system is wired • Difficult instructions as per some
Where to Buy
HomeDepot.com Rating: 4.30 stars from 123 reviews, Price: $149.00
Amazon.com Rating: 4.00 stars from 92 reviews, Price: $128.99