Thermostat Ratings part 6, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Thermostat ratings part 6 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Eversense, Frigidaire, Geca, Geostar, Goodman, Hailin, and Heil brands.

BRAND---------------------BASIC--PREMIUM

EVERSENSE-------------------1*---------NA

These thermostats are from ALLURE ENERGY and can be purchased directly through their website or at HOME DEPOT stores. The thermostats are Wi-Fi enabled and use geofencing to adjust the system operation based on your location. The unit offers streaming music through your smartphone as well as weather updates but it does not control all of the features of a premium HVAC system. The units are relatively expensive and their guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands. allure-energy.com

FRIGIDAIRE-------------------1*----------3*

This brand is from NORDYNE which is a part of NORTEK GLOBAL. The 80 series offers basic thermostats that are available as either single or two stage units. The 90 series offers touchscreen programmable models but the warranty is not very good. The PR01 T955 is a wireless unit that is programmable and works with dual fuel heating systems. The iQ DRIVE controller is a communicating thermostat that works with the other parts of a NORDYNE manufactured HVAC system to maximize efficiency and comfort. They are backed by a good warranty when an entire system is purchased and installed by their dealers. frigidaire.net

GECA-------------------------1*------------NA

The T-TOUCH is a battery operated thermostat with touch screen controls. They are made in Italy but their website does not have a stated guarantee for their products. cavagnaindustrie.com

GEOSTAR---------------------1*-----------<1*

This brand is a division of Water Furnace International. The UO3 is a programmable unit that is designed to work with their geothermal systems. The CC-UO1 is a premium touchscreen model with humidity sensing and control as well as fault detection and reporting via text on the screen. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy for their thermostats. geostar-geo.com

GOODMAN--------------------4*------------3*

This brand is a part of DAIKIN GROUP. The VALUE SERIES offers basic digital thermostats that are backed by a good guarantee. They can be either battery powered or system powered for flexibility in installation and are compatible with millivolt powered heating systems. The COMFORTNET controls are premium units with a very good warranty but they require an adapter for connection to the internet. goodmanmfg.com

HAILIN------------------------1*-----------NA

These controls are made in China by BEIJING HAILIN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY INC. The A3100 series offers a variety of premium thermostats to fit any home. They can be battery powered or system powered which allows for flexibility in installing them. The A3900 is a wireless unit that is easily installed and features a USB rechargeable lithium battery. It has automatic changeover from heating to cooling with an adjustable deadband for ultimate comfort without even having to think about it. The manufacturer's website does not have a stated warranty policy. en.hailin.com

HEIL--------------------------1*------------3*

This brand is a part of INTERNATIONAL COMFORT PRODUCTS which is a part of UNITED TECHNOLOGIES. The TSTAT0406 is a basic seven day programmable model with automatic switching between heating and cooling. The OBSERVER COMMUNICATING WALL CONTROL has all of the standard features and is backed by a good warranty. The control requires a special board if the thermostat is going to be used with non-communicating equipment. The brand is only sold and installed by their authorized dealers. heil-hvac.com

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