Common Questions About Honeywell Thermostats

Why should I consider a Honeywell Non-Programmable Thermostat?

Some of the most recognizable thermostats in the world are Honeywell Non-Programmable Thermostats. Easy to install and even easier to use, non-programmable thermostats offer simplicity when it comes to accessing your home's heating or cooling. Honeywell Programmable Thermostats are available in the Manual and Digital variety. Manual thermostats are an excellent choice for homes with a preference on a fixed temperature. A digital thermostat is similar, but can be more accessible with its LED screen. The availability of Honeywell Heat Only Thermostats, Heat/Cool Thermostats and even a temperature drop notifier in the Honeywell Winter Watchman ensures that you'll have plenty of easy to use manual thermostats.

What are some of the perks of a Honeywell Programmable Thermostat?

Programmable thermostats offer even more flexibility and energy savings options than their non-programmable counterparts. This stems from a programmable thermostat's ability to set heating or cooling settings in advance. By creating separate temperature settings for each day of the week, you'll be able to reduce energy expenses by accessing your heating and cooling for when you really need it. Depending on the model you select, Honeywell Programmable Thermostats also include a series of quality of life enhancement features. These can range from anywhere between a filter change reminder that will keep your system running efficiently to smart response learning that will actually adapt to your custom heating and cooling cycle times.

What is the difference between 5-1-1, 5-2, and 7 day programmable thermostats?

These numbers refer to the programming schedule for a thermostat. A 5-1-1 thermostat features five day programming for Monday to Friday. You'll also be able to program Saturday and Sunday to meet your schedule. A 5-2 thermostat is the same, but with the weekend being lumped together instead of individually. A 7 day programmable thermostat allows for absolute customization. You'll be able to program each day differently to fit your needs. You won't be locked into these settings if you're not content. All Honeywell Programmable Thermostats can be operated manually to override any established schedule.

What is a C-Wire?

A common wire (C-Wire) will provide Wi-Fi thermostats continuous power by connecting it to a heating and cooling system such as a furnace. C-Wires are usually required for Honeywell Wi-Fi Thermostats. An exception would Honeywell T5 Wi-Fi Thermostats and Honeywell T9 Wi-Fi Thermostats. Both include an easy to install power adapter.

How do I check if my thermostat is using a C-Wire?

You'll want to begin by turning off the power. To protect your equipment, turn off the power at the breaker box or switch that controls your furnace or heating equipment. You can check to see if the power is off by attempting to change the temperature on your thermostat. If you don't hear or feel the system turn on within 5 minutes, you've turned the power off. You can now remove the thermostat from its wall plate. Most thermostats can be taken off by simply grasping and gently lifting. (do not remove any wires from your thermostat at this time). You can now look at the existing wall plate's wiring. Is there a wire in the C-Terminal? If the answer's yes, then your thermostat is using a C-Wire.

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