This is the summary of consumer reviews for Honeywell RTH7600D Touchscreen 7-Day Programmable Thermostat. The BoolPool rating for this product is Very Good, with 4.30 stars, and the price range is $49.99-$99.99.
The Honeywell RTH7600D Touchscreen is a 7-Day Programmable Thermostat and can be both battery or wired operated. It is easy to install and use, packed with features and option, yet so simple to program. This compact unit features a large easy to see/use green backlit touch screen with easy to follow text instead of symbols. The RTH7600D is compatible with heating and cooling systems plus heat pumps, though it does not work with electric baseboard heat. The smart response technology continuously adjusts to the pre-heating and cooling of the house, starts couple of hours earlier to reach at there-programmed time for maximum comfort.
The unit also have permanent day and time backup, all program information is saved in the event of power outage. It is designed to program each day of the week differently, with four program periods per day. Some other features include - automatic changes from heat to cool; precisely control the temperature of +/- 1-degree Fahrenheit; optional automatic daylight saving time adjustment and a filter change reminder. This thermostat provides the ability to save up to 33% on annual heating and cooling costs, depending on correct programs as per energy usage and geography. The unit comes with an easy to understand installation guide.
However, in some cases, units stopped turning on the AC and could not control the furnaces. Some units did not follow the program inputs. The clicking on/off noise from the units is loud as per some users and some touch screens were unresponsive. Some users feel the advanced setting is little confusing and it is tedious to change the programs on daily basis. It is advisable to check the existing wiring system of the house by visiting the Honeywell's site and cut the power supply of the heating system before installation.
Overall, the Honeywell RTH7600D Touchscreen 7-Day Programmable Thermostat is recommended home thermostat, designed for easy use and installation, packed with great features and easily programmable by even a layman; more importantly an affordable cost saving device.