In an age where everybody is accustomed to looking at vividly colored displays, the difficult-to-read-and-operate LCD screens of most digital thermostats won't do. So, in addition to a dedicated full-color touchscreen controller, the Honeywell 9580 WiFi smart thermostat comes with, yes, a smartphone app. The main display is customizable, with a choice of colors to make it match your wallpaper and a 30-second lockout so you can wipe the screen clean. The 9580 WiFi can learn your heating and cooling patterns so you won't wake up cold, though you might want to override this if your schedule tends to be erratic.
Thermostats have come a long way since their primitive ancestors were invented in the 17th century. For hundreds of years the primary use for thermostats was to keep chicken eggs warm until they hatched. The perpetuation of domestic chickens was more important than the comfort and convenience of human beings, who could just throw another log on the fire when they got cold.
Fireplaces are no longer the main source of heat in the average home. Nowadays humans use furnaces, air conditioners and heat pumps to regulate indoor temperatures. And while it would be possible just to turn these devices on and off when the temperature gets into the unpleasant range, it's much simpler and more convenient to automate the task, especially if you're out of the house a lot for things like work and shopping. Thus, thermostats were pressed into service keeping humans as comfortable as chicken embryos.
If a process can be automated it can also be computerized and digital thermostats have been around for years. Check out competitors like the Lyric and the Ecobee3, but it looks like the 9580 WiFi has everything you need to keep you (and, if necessary, your chicken eggs) warm.
Works amazing, well worth the money. Love all the features and the ability to operate with my cell phone!
Keeps the comfort levels much more smoothly, quieter and far more economical. Much lower energy bills by using smart technology.
Easy to install and easy to use! Online chat support was very helpful with installation. Love the app and ease of use!
Stylish. Easily programmable. Touchscreen. Accessible anywhere through web app. Lower end of price range for similar devices. Easy to install.
Does everything it's supposed to & is easier to operate then I expected...
Awesome thermostat. Was delivered quickly, easy to set up and very easy to use.
I love my new honeywell thermostat! It is sleek and modern. I can change the temperature or system from my phone. I can also set up a schedule from my phone...
The device itself is very nice. It allows multiple ways to customize the look of the screen and colour scheme. The screen itself for a thermostat is actually very sharp...
Works amazing, very easy to set up, the app explains itself. Similar to the honeywell lyric, but this one is better in many ways. It lets you easily make schedules...
It does everything it should and does it flawlessly! Love the colors that you can change it to!