Disclaimer: This is a post sponsored by Honeywell. I received a Honeywell Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat in exchange for a review + giveaway. All opinions and thoughts about this product are my own.
***** This Giveaway Has Ended. Congrats to Courtney Bella*****
Hello All! Let’s talk about Honeywell’s Wifi Thermostat! It’s been a super long time! I have had a lot going on around here… projects and other secret happenings I just can’t say quite yet! In time, in time. Today I wanted to share a review with you guys. A couple of months back, I received an email from Honeywell asking if I would be interested in joining the review team for a Wifi Thermostat they were about to begin a campaign for. I researched the item and quickly realized this item would be something we would be interested in reviewing + offering a giveaway. I filled out the forms and crossed my fingers! What do you know… we were chosen!
Here’s a bit of background info. Kevin and I go to bed at the same time every night. We always have… and that’s almost 5 years (well it will be in July) of going to bed with each other. Truth be told, we have never had a night apart since our wedding night! Cue the ‘awwww’s’. Moving on… I
make ask Kevin get up almost every night to turn the air down because I am a little heater box at night and the dog and cat tend to sleep right on top of my legs. I get hot and plead with him to help me out because I am literally stuck in the bed. So my loving husband obliges and the air gets jacked down a bit. It’s located in the hallway where our guest bedrooms and bath is located.
So… when this new Honeywell Wifi Thermostat was offered, I had to jump on the deal to save us at bedtime! I actually had my brother come by and install it because he is great with all things electrical (among other things)! Our home was built around 2006 I believe so nothing is super duper old. This is the old thermostat in all its builder grade beauty…
Note: Please make sure if you are diy’ing the install to turn the power off before you start the uninstall and installation process. Let’s not have anyone’s hair standing straight up on their heads now!!
Really, we just took it off and then my brother took a photo of the wire configuration just in case he needed to refer back to it while installing the new one. Genius idea. But that’s Mark for ya!
Then he began to show me the steps to removing the wires from each location. This process was pretty easy. He just unscrewed each of the tiny screws that held the wires in place and carefully pulled each one out.
He then unscrewed the wall plate from the wall. Before installing the new wall plate, he cut a few of the wires and then pulled back the rubber surround because he said they would have had bad connections because they were curved. See…
So those were then cut and and stripped and then ready to go.
Next, he began attaching the wires to the correct letters and wrapping up the electrical part of the process. Once everything was connected, he put the power back on in the garage panel box and put the thermostat on the wall plate. We quickly realized the new thermostat was a bit smaller and sleeker… so there is a small hole we need to patch and even touch up paint…
The directions were easy to follow and right on. We only made one small error. We had our air conditioner as a forced air system. So once we put the power back on the heat come on. Wowzers. We took a few minutes and discussed it and decided to give the Honeywell peeps a call from customer service. Let’s just say they are awesome. They walked us through our tiny mistake with ease and kindness and a few minutes later we had it all set up and working. So make sure you have know which type of air conditioning unit you have and it will make the process quick and super easy!
From there, we just followed the promps and connected the system to our wifi and we had air!! After that, I downloaded the app on the iphone by going to the app store and typing in Honeywell Total Connect Comfort. I logged in and ta dah… it was that easy. We are all set!! The entire thing without our mistake only took about 20 minutes total from uninstalling the old one to installing the new one and setting up both the thermostat and app. Easy peasy.
Here are a few fun things we love about the new Honeywell Wi-fi Touchscreen Programmable Thermostat:
- There are 14 color schemes you can pick for your system. It’s just a fun feature. I love a good aqua but my brother thought the purple was where it’s at!
- We can be lazy and turn the air down or up from inside the house or when we are out and about.
- We can schedule changes to the air or heat.
- The outside temperature and humidity is shown too!
- The system is easy to operate… the touchscreen and app are both functionally easy to understand and use.
We are so happy with the new system and can’t thank the fine people at Honeywell enough. From the bottom of our hearts we just l-o-v-e our new thermostat! But we have even more news…. Honeywell decided they wanted to give one lucky reader the opportunity to win their own Wifi Thermostat… go and sign up!
Another Disclaimer: Please make sure you turn the power off before you begin the installation processes.
Cassandra Eastman says
Haha, I do make my husband get up but usually because he’s burning up 🙂 I’d love to win so I could adjust the heat and air from bed on my phone!
Holly B says
We’d love to be more energy efficient, and I’m always fiddling with the thermostat when its super cold or hot 🙂
Mary Happymommy says
I’d love to win because I’m always monkeying with the thermostat and it would be great to have a programmable one.
would love to win so we can program it!
Lauren E. says
I want to win so we can program it to lower heat while we’re asleep. I always forget to turn it down (and I dont send hubby to turn it down) so I end up getting out of the comfy bed to turn the heat down.
Jenelle R. says
Would love this in our new house! My husband and I just got married a couple weeks ago so this would be a great post wedding present!
Lindsay Y says
I just love that you can access it on your phone no matter where you are – we always forget to turn it down when we go on vacation!
Erica Best says
i would to have this is the summer when it get hotter this i think is to come home to a nice cool house
Nancy Loring says
I would lije to win because I like that I can control the temperature in the house wherever I am. I keave for work at 5:00 a.m. . When it’s winter here it’s cold so I want the house warm but during the day it might warm up and I would want to lower the temperature. I have 3 teenagers at home but not one of them would think to turn the heat down. Oh no. But they have no problem turning the heat up if they’re cokd. If I won thisbi could finally control the heat in my house.
courtney b says
our house gets so hot in the summer! Arizona weather is brutal!!
Jim Lipscomb says
This is worlds beyond the programmable thermostat I would probably purchase. I like the humidity indicator.
That sounds amazing, especially if we’re not home and want the hoar to be the right temp when we get back, or not trudging downstairs to change the temp!
Sents Saver says
I want to win because I like the wifi access and that you can control it from anywhere!
D SCHMIDT says
I would love to win because my Husband always forgets to adjust the cycle before bed. My favorite feature of the thermostat is the smart response that learns your heating and cooling patterns.
Visited the site and learned using the energy savings calculator I could save $426 a year using the thermostat.
Tamra H says
I’d love to win, we’re in definite need of an upgrade! The buttons on our old school thermostat always stick. Plus it would be great to be able to control this from anywhere!
christine jessamine says
I always make my husband get up. I love that this can be controlled anywhere.
I’d love to win!! My husband and I have been discussing something like this for our house!
Rick McClenthen says
I want to win so I can come home to a comfy home after a long trip, while saving money on heating and cooling while I am gone. I can accomplish this by keeping A/C off or heat turned way down while I am away and adusting the temp remotely before I arrive home.
Wendy Rozema says
I Hope to win b/ c this looks so much easier to program than the one we have now! 🙂
Amanda Sakovitz says
This would be perfect for our house so no one would have to get up and change the temp in the middle of the night ever again lol.
Thomas Murphy says
I want to win so I can control my heat from my phone while laying in bed.
We would love to have access to the thermostat by wifi. I think it would be so practical.