If wireless thermostats were judged solely on the beauty of their control panels, there wouldn't be much reason to buy the Honeywell YTH6320R1001 Wireless FocusPRO. It's not that the Wireless FocusPRO is ugly, but it suffers visually by comparison to other units on the market with its drab monochrome LCD display and boring rectangular shape made only slightly more interesting by beveled edges and subtle curves along the left and right sides. If you live in a designer home, you might want to hide this unit in a crowded section of the bookshelf, possibly behind a copy of Fahrenheit 451 (a temperature thankfully not supported by most HVAC systems). Compare the Wireless FocusPRO's appearance to the sleek designs of the Honeywell Lyric 2nd Generation and the Zen Thermostat, and you'll see the difference.
But looks aren't everything. Honeywell International has been making thermostats since the 1880s, when modern HVAC systems were still in their infancy. And the company is no stranger to digital circuitry, with corporate divisions that manufacture electronics systems for commercial and defense department aircraft. Their vast electronic expertise may or may not translate into an ability to heat and cool your home, but it certainly suggests that the FocusPRO is more than just a pretty face -- or the lack of one.
The FocusPRO line isn't new, though the wireless models are a recent addition. Like most smart thermostats, the FocusPRO wireless models can be programmed for different schedules on weekdays and weekends (with the option of different schedules on Saturday and Sunday), but that programming can be overridden manually. User reviews for this model are solid, with a full 75 percent of Amazon users giving it a 5-star rating.
Still, if you want something that will look good next to your flat-screen TV and designer cat tree, consider the Lyric and Zen units linked above.
It also took about 20 minutes for the remote thermostat to agree with the digital thermometer sitting next to it on the shelf. Now they are in agreement.
Just installed the unit - installs easily out of the box. I spent about 15 minutes to mount the base on my wall and connect all the wires.
Wireless setup was really easy. Press a button on the controller, press a button on the thermostat, wait a few seconds.
Fairly quick set up - we didn't have a C wire, so the longest part was buying a new wire and rewiring. 30 minutes later, off and running.
Love this! Worth every penny, and a super great quality.