Thermostat ratings part 4 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Bryant, Carrier, Champion, Coleman, and Comfortmaker brands.
The PREFERRED PROGRAMMABLE thermostats have automatic changeover between heating and cooling. They are available in basic or premium models and are backed by a very good guarantee. Their Wi-Fi models provide access to local weather reports as well as intuitive programming. The "Evolution Control" is a state of the art communicating control with the ability to control up to eight zones of comfort in the home. This brand is a part of UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP and is only installed by their authorized dealers. bryant.com
The COMFORT NON-PROGRAMMABLE thermostats are available in either small or large screen models. They offer automatic changeover from heating to cooling mode and keypad lock to prevent tampering with the settings. The COMFORT PROGRAMMABLE model offers the same features but allows weekday and weekend programs for your heating/cooling system. The COR thermostat is a WI-FI enabled premium unit that can learn your patterns in order to save energy. The guarantee on the COR models is not as good as others. The INFINITY CONTROL provides state of the art control of the system as well as indoor air quality systems. It continuously monitors the systems to improve efficiency and warn of developing problems. This brand is a part of UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP and is backed by a very good warranty but the units are only installed by dealers. carrier.com
This brand is from UNITARY PRODUCTS GROUP which is a part of JOHNSON CONTROLS. The LX SERIES offers basic units with a backlit digital display and seven day programs. They will give you service alerts but the guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. championhomecomfort.com
The LX SERIES thermostat is a basic unit with a large screen and traditional push button controls while the CTS has a high resolution touchscreen. The ECHELON RESIDENTIAL COMMUNICATING CONTROL is a premium thermostat that has a high definition touchscreen and is Wi-Fi enabled. It has the ability to communicate with the other parts of a Coleman HVAC system to maximize efficiency and will provide email alerts if there is a problem with the system. The warranty on the brand in the premium category is not as good as some of the other brands. This brand is from UNITARY PRODUCTS GROUP which is a part of JOHNSON CONTROLS. colemanac.com
This brand is a part of UNITED TECHNOLOGIES. The TSTAT0406 is a basic seven day programmable thermostat that can be used for most standard hvac systems while the OBSERVER COMMUNICATING WALL CONTROL is a premium unit that is backed by a good warranty. The control has the ability to communicate with the other parts of a Comfortmaker HVAC system to maximize efficiency but it requires a special board if the thermostat is going to be used with non-communicating equipment. It has WI-FI access and the ability to control a zone system with up to six zones but this brand is only available through their authorized dealers. comfortmaker.com
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