Thermostat Ratings part 7, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Thermostat ratings part 7 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Honeywell, Hunter, iDevices, and Keeprite brands from a repairman's perspective.

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

HONEYWELL------------------1*----------<1*

The RTH221B is a very basic programmable thermostat that allows you to set one program for an entire week with up to four periods per day. They are compatible with basic single stage heat/cool systems and are very reasonably priced. The RTH7600D is a step up with seven day programming and it works with virtually every type of hvac system on the market that uses low voltage (24 vac) controls. It has a large touchscreen and backlit display as well as their Smart response Technology for energy savings. The RTH9590WF1011 is a premium thermostat with remote Wi-Fi access and advanced voice activated control. The control gives you local weather reports as well as maintenance and repair notifications. All of these units can easily be purchased directly through the website but their guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands.  honeywellstore.com

HUNTER-----------------------1*-----------NA

This brand offers a variety of models that are available to the DIY market. The 44157 model is a basic 5 + 2 programmable thermostat and is battery operated. The unit comes pre-programmed with energy saving settings that can easily be customized for your home. The 47377 model has seven day programming and is designed to install easily within five minutes. These controls can be purchased directly through their website but their guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands. hunterhomecomfort.com

iDEVICES--------------------1*------------NA

These thermostats are HomeKit and Wi-Fi enabled but they do not provide all of the features of a truly premium thermostat. They have two stages of heating and cooling and can be used with heat pumps. The units obey voice commands with SIRI and have the ability to learn from your habits to maximize your comfort. The units can be purchased directly but their website but is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. idevicesinc.com

KEEPRITE--------------------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. keeprite.com

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