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Venstar T5800 Colortouch

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T5800 Colortouch Specifications

Dimensions
6.2" x 2" x 4.6"
released date
May

27

2011
the t5800 colortouch weighs 0.7 pounds

0.7

phone controllable
has wifi
Upc n
610373  673901

Editorial Review

In an effort to remain connected and maintain control, the once-humble thermostat is getting smarter to keep up with its fellow domestic devices. Bot envy is never a pretty sight. Smart thermostats have all manner of notifications to send the user and can be operated remotely from any Internet-enabled device. For instance, the Radio Thermostat CT80 provides Runtime Reports, temperature alerts, and notices for when the on-board filter needs replacement, and it can synchronize multiple smartphone geolocations. Of course the reason for making smarter home automation products pertains to the desire of designers and manufacturers to continue the explosive growth of the smart home industry.

Thermostats, unlike, say, robovacs, relate to a very primal and physical aspect of human existence as the body is likelier to notice if it's too cold than if the the dust hopper is overflowing. Therefore, choosing one takes more careful consideration. Something like the Starck Netatmo comes CE-certified and without monthly subscription fees. Possessing a more sleek face, the Salus IT500 might also be a good basic smart thermostat, being Internet-enabled and programmable, but without all the features of the CT80 and Netatmo.

The Venstar T5800 ColorTouch Thermostat comes from a company that's been in the thermostat business since 1992. The T5800 is a high-resolution digital thermostat that is Wi-Fi compatible with the proper accessory, so it's not the smartest of the bunch. The standard package controls up to 4 stages of heat and 2 of cool. It offers gas, electric, or heat pump control, and can be switched between programmable and non-programmable. Like with some of its smarter competitors, this unit can be set in English, French, or Spanish, and with an SD card, its screensaver and wallpaper can be customized. The residential version is dual-fuel-capable, has a programmable fan, and is outdoor sensor-ready. It is also UL-listed.

Venstar T5800 Colortouch | Reviewed by Botdb | Rating: 5

T5800 Colortouch Reviews From Around The Web


Inclination

This was very easy to set up and has a beautiful screen. Glad I purchased this thermostat.

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smarthome.com
Inclination

This is great! Stable firmware, great web based app and excellent Apple and Android apps. The temperatures are very accurate and programming is easy yet very flexible.

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amazon.com
Inclination

Awesome thermostat! Looks great and works well. Best aesthetically looking touch screen thermostat out there in my opinion...

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amazon.com
Inclination

This thermostat is awesome. Touch Screen. Adjustable fan run settings. Screen savers. Better than the nest in a lot of ways. I am glad I got this...

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smarthome.com
Inclination

The T5800 is easy to install, but I always appreciate good documentation...

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techhive.com
Inclination

I highly recommend the venstar t5800 and the skyport wi-fi key for a great control and monitor thermostat with the added benefit of internet connection...

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jeffsreviews.com
Inclination

I am really enjoying using the venstar colortouch thermostat. Having the ability to set heating and cooling programs based on day and time allows me to save money on energy.

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the-gadgeteer.com
Inclination

It has a very clean look and the design features allow you to complement surrounding decor. The touchscreen display is large and easy to read...

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theconstructionacademy.com
Inclination

More cleverness: The app, web panel, and thermostat will show you the outside temperature and forecast so you can plan your indoor settings accordingly.

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wired.com
Inclination

The t5800 itself is a well-made thermostat with a quick learning curve, great features, and a reliable, responsive, and colorful touchscreen...

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popularmechanics.com