Controlling Your Thermostat: There’s an App for That! (Giveaway!)

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Complimentary review and giveaway products provided. All thoughts are my own, as always. 

Until last week, I had a very typical looking digital thermostat. It was nothing to write home about, but it was just fine. An upgrade from the really old-school types where you manually adjust with a dial, I suppose.

We have always had Honeywell thermostats in our homes. They are a very reliable brand; a gold standard for thermostats, if you will. Our thermostat was installed in 2007 when the house was brand new. But can I show you what a new Honeywell thermostat looks like in 2014, just 7 years later?

honeywell thermostat

Check out the Honeywell Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat. I never thought I’d be wowed by the beauty of a thermostat, but this one is definitely a looker!

There are SO many things I love about this product. I’m going to highlight a handful of them now, but trust me when I say there’s even more to love than what I tell you about!

1. Installation is easy. I personally get intimidated by any type of work that involves dealing with electrical stuff. Honeywell has an installation video that walks you through the process so you can install with confidence. We had our old thermostat removed and our new one installed in just 15 minutes.

thermostat app

2. Manage your house temps from your phone or tablet. Oh yes, there’s an app for that! When we travel we like to keep the temperature in our house such that it is unlikely to need much heating or cooling, and with the app, if we forget to make those adjustments before we leave, it is no problem. What I love even more is that we can get our house to start cooling down or warming up while we are on the road coming back home. This past winter we were gone for 7 full days, and we kept the temperature really low, but when we got home, we were freezing for several HOURS while the heater worked overtime to try to get the temps back up. This app makes that problem a thing of the past!

color changes for honeywell thermostat

3. Pretty colors. I know the color background should be the least important aspect, but it is the feature I play around with constantly. You can customize the color so that it blends with your decor, or even with your mood. I just swoon over that, you guys!

4. See the outside temps. The thermostat connects with the internet to provide the temperatures outside the house. This is SO nice, you guys! You can even get the 5 day forecast right from your thermostat.

So it turns out that Honeywell, our favorite thermostat company, has some models in their line that will really blow you away and show you that not all thermostats are created equal. This one is pretty much a dream! To find where Honewell Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostats are sold, click here.

Win it!: One very lucky Stuff Parents Need reader will win a Honeywell Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat!

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Comments

  1. Beverly Metcalf says

    Nice thermostat! I like that it’s easy to install and you can manage it from a phone. Thanks for having this contest.

  2. Terry Beck says

    To be honest there are 2 features that I like. The first one would definitely be #1 in my book of the easy installation and the 2nd is being able to see what the outside temps are in the winter time up here in North Dakota.

  3. Jennifer Reed says

    The feature for the Honeywell Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat that I am most excited by is the smart response feature. I love that this thermostat even learns your heating and cooling cycle times to deliver just the right temperature, right when you want it.

  4. Angela Ash says

    The feature I am most excited about in the Honeywell Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat is the ability to control it from anywhere. I live in Florida and don’t run the air when I’m not home. It takes a while to cool off when I get back and it stinks. It would be great to get it going before I get home so I walk into comfort.

  5. Terra Heck says

    Neat product! I really like that it has Advanced Fan/Comfort Control that improved air circulation and helps regulate the temperature throughout your home. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

  6. Eugenia Hall says

    The ability to control the temp from elsewhere in the house using wifi and a tablet or computer or phone.

  7. G says

    By far the feature I’m most excited about is the ability to control it from anywhere! This would be sooooooo nice to have and I would use it a lot. I really love that I could use my iPad to control it no matter where I’m at! Thanks for the chance to win

  8. says

    Well the fact that I can control it from my phone! Love that! I could be laying in bed, decide it’s too hot, turn down my thermostat, roll over and go back to sleep! Perfect!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  9. 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!

  10. Yelena T says

    I love that I can turn on my heat even when I am not home. That way by the time I come home it is all nice and warm.

  11. Diane Cooper says

    My favorite feature is being able to control the temperature in your home from anywhere with your phone or tablet.

  12. suzanne says

    the ability to actually know the temp!! sorry but we have a very old thermostat controler.. its a metal stick on a unmarked box!!!

  13. Rebecca says

    I think it is amazing that it connects to WiFi. I like the looks of it too! Thanks for the opportunity!

  14. Laura I. says

    Love that you can manage the temp of your house from tablet or phone! Also love that you can read the outdoor temp too with this device!

  15. Jessica says

    I love that you can control it from anywhere. We live in Wisconsin, so we usually crank the heat in winter, and I hate when we are out and about and realize that we forgot to turn the heat down. Paying to heat an empty house is the worst!

  16. Danielle Porter says

    I like the smart response temp timing and the humidity display! I live in Florida and humidity is a huge factor down here. :-0

  17. Julia Frank says

    This are so amazing I love that I can reach it from computer, tablet, and smartphone, whether I am in the room or around the world.

  18. Katherine Donovan says

    I love that you can control the thermostat anywhere! This would be great when I’m at work and want to have my home ready pending the weather!!

  19. Misty Lunceford says

    I love the beautiful colors and you can control it from anywhere, Very helpful here in Florida!

  20. Jessica M says

    I’ve seen phone app controlled thermostats before but not a honeywell one. I want one of these so bad!! They seem so awesome! Anything ican do from my phone is an A+

  21. Betty B. says

    Definitely the wifi I would love to able to control the thermostat without getting out of bed in the morning!

  22. laura ari says

    I like that you can control it from your phone, so if you are away, you can reset the heat to turn on before you get home.

  23. Gina M says

    I love that it will display the outside temp as well!!

    Entered the rafflecopter form as “Wild Orchid”

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  24. says

    I love the fact that you can control the temps from anywhere with an app. Oh we have had too many tines where we leave for a few days and forget to adjust the thermostat and the house is freezing in the summer or burning up on fall/winter day. That feature alone is awesome.

  25. Kyle says

    I’ve been watching thermostats with these features for a few years. Honeywell is the very dependable. The remote control app is what I’m most excited about.

  26. Kyle says

    Being able to program the thermostat, and control it on the go is a feature I’ve been watching in thermostats for while. Honeywell is definitely the go to for thermostats.

  27. D SCHMIDT says

    My favorite feature of the thermostat is the Smart Response temperature timing, I love that it learns our heating and cooling patterns

  28. christine says

    I like that you can be really specific about when you want the temperature to be higher and lower depending on your schedule.

  29. Birdiebee says

    I love the fact that you can control from anywhere. I so need this function as many days I forget to turn down the thermostat after I have left for the day.

  30. Autumn says

    I’ve been looking at these for our renovation! Would love the ability to control remotely (or without getting out of bed from my ipad!).

  31. Ann Fantom says

    I like that the Honeywell WiFi Programmable Thermostat displays the humidity and and can be controlled remotely

  32. Laura says

    We really love the wireless aspect of this! How cool is it to be able to control the temp from your phone?!?! My tech-savvy husband is really excited about this one!

  33. Michelle C says

    I love the customizable touchscreen. How cool is that? Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  34. leanne says

    I love the ability to change the temperture from my phone. i work shift work work so it is hard to set the programmable ones properly.

  35. says

    I love how you can manage it from your phone or tablet! Awesome! Thanks for the chance! My husband would freak if I won this! Ha! He loves gadgets like this! :)

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