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Honeywell Wi-Fi Programmable Touchscreen Thermostat
By: Jodi Marks
The Honeywell Wi-Fi Programmable Touchscreen Thermostat (model# RTH8580WF) not only lets you check and control the temperature in your home directly using the touchscreen, but you can also access it remotely through your smartphone or computer to make changes when you’re away from home.
The thermostat has 7-day programming that can be set to adjust the temperature in your home to your schedule to save energy. It also uses Smart Response Technology to continually learn and adjust the temperature to your personal heating and cooling habits.
The Honeywell Wi-Fi Thermostat is available at The Home Depot. Watch this video to find out more.
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Jodi Marks: Well, Shea and I are hanging out in the programmable thermostat aisle. And you know what, there are so many innovations when it comes to the newer programmable thermostats now. Now, I want to say, “Hey, is there a smartphone app for that?” And there is.
Shea Pettaway: There is one. Honeywell has done a very good job by doing that. And it’s right at your fingertips.
Jodi Marks: Now, this is the Honeywell programmable thermostat. And like Shea says, everything is at your fingertips, because it is a touch screen. And you can program this up to seven days. And you can record your comings and your goings, so that your temperature will be just the right temperature when you walk through the door. But you and I both know, especially with kids, your life can change on a dime, right?
Shea Pettaway: Sure. That’s right, exactly. When you have that smartphone, at work or you’re on vacation you can actually change the time of the temperature whether or not you need to be heated or cooled.
Jodi Marks: See, and that’s just a great little feature. Because you never know when you just need to kind of, at your fingertips, change something. Another thing too that we were talking about, is this thing is pretty smart because it kind of picks up your habits, doesn’t it?
Shea Pettaway: It does. It’s called the Smart Response Technology. And what it does, it learns the habits in your home, it adjusts the heating and cooling, and it can actually save you 33% on your energy bill.
Jodi Marks: Wow. And who doesn’t want to save? I want to save.
Shea Pettaway: I definitely want to save.