9 Best Touch Screen Thermostats Of 2017 – Reviews

There are a vast number of choices when it comes to touchscreen thermostats. They have become an integral part of home comfort and living. Some of the models might look expensive at first but their functionality makes them good for long term purchase. Let us look at the creme de la creme of touch screen thermostats and give the lowdown on their features and performance. In this reviews, I have reviewed many  touchscreen room thermostats(some of them are wifi touch screen thermostats).

1. EcoBee Smart Thermostat with full-colour touch screen

EcoBee Smart Thermostat with full-colour touch screen

EcoBee Smart Thermostat with full-colour touch screen

This is a high IQ smart device with powerful Internet functionality. The product promises to trim out the rough edges on your electricity consumption bill by continuously adjusting the thermostat parameters. It has a large colors screen giving all the tools of functionality. The device has a built-in WiFi which allows it to adjust settings anytime anywhere. There is an easy web portal, cool mobile apps, and live weather information. The device is quite software heavy and requires frequent software updates.The device can be adjusted remotely through a secure web portal. Let us quickly go through the main product features before we dive further into the performance aspect-

• Full-colour touch screen
• Secure personal web portal
• DataRhythm Technology
• Free software updates
• Live weather information
• Mobile apps to control HVAC remotely.
• Downloadable IQ energy reports
• Automatic reminders and alerts
• Two dry contact points
• WiFi enabled for Remote administration anytime anywhere through mobiles or computers.
• Personalized programming for better energy consumption through an easy user interface.

The long list of features make the device quite potent in handling ambient climate control but it also needs a continuous broadband Internet connection. The installation is a tad bit difficult because of the large panel size which needs to be between your furnace and thermostat.The personalized programming is quite accurate and users can expect 20 to 30% reduction in their energy consumption. The mobile app interface is also similar to the thermostat interface which makes it much easier to program. If you purchase this device be ready for some tech jargon because the programming is quite intricate. The home IQ report helps you pinpoint your thermostat settings when you have the knowledge of how your performance on a monthly basis. EcoBee has a self-rating standard which can judge your home climate control efficiency. If you get a high rating that means that things are a choc a bloc and do not need much change but for a low rating, free upgrades are recommended. It is a good idea to look at all the manuals given at the Ecobee website before purchase to see the level of technical requirements.

Conclusion

Yes, this is an expensive device and needs a proper understanding of the technical terms but its accuracy is due to save up on your electricity bill with its Personal programming capability. Some users may find the touchscreen user interface too cumbersome and would prefer a simple design. The mobile app, however, is very easy to use and effective. On the whole, it is a good purchase for someone looking for a quality product.

2.Honeywell smart wifi touch screen thermostat

Honeywell smart wifi touch screen thermostat

Honeywell smart wifi touch screen thermostat

The Honeywell W1 smart touch screen thermostat is a sleek device which can be made to look good with any kind of surrounding decor. It comes with a great mobile app and web portal connectivity to make it easily accessible from any location. The device comes loaded with features, let us go through them briefly before we go for a full analysis-

• It has a color display which can be adjusted according to the surroundings
• It has a fully Programmable model to save on energy costs.
• Honeywell Total Connect comfort service helps you monitor the settings anytime anywhere
• The display also gives a humidity reading.
• The touch screen can be password protected.
• Mobile app is suitable for all IOS and Android devices.
• It has an advanced fan control option
• Compatible with thermostat with 110 V or higher rating

For the price it is offered at, this device definitely looks like a good option. It covers most of the required functionality and is quite robust in design. Especially for users who are not interested in complex technical specifications and like a basic control model will like to work with the simple and sleek design of Honeywell W1 touch screen thermostat. It comes with flexible scheduling options which help in energy conservation throughout the day. It has a smart response technology which gathers the heating and cooling cycle of the thermostat to come up with the best temperature settings. Thankfully the color of the touchscreen can be changed according to the decor because it could have been a possible eyesore to have a large panel with an awkward color. The important parameter to make the temperature setting is the humidity, which plays an important role in the determining the optimum temperature for a room. The WiFi and the mobile app work great when remotely monitoring the device.The Total Connect Comfort app is very easy to use and accident for remote monitoring of the system it also tells you if the thermostat has gone offline.

Conclusion

This is a fine product and is reasonably priced, for the average users, they will find the features quite satisfactory. There are however some reports of device problems where their customer support hasn’t been very effective, but the issues were all resolvable.

3. Lux Touch Screen Seven-Day Programmable Thermostat

Lux Touch Screen Seven-Day Programmable Thermostat

Lux Touch Screen Seven-Day Programmable Thermostat

It is the quintessential basic, no fancy thermostat control unit. It is a snazzy little control panel device which just might fit the need for a basic user. The color, however, is totally white and the screen has a simple digital look which may or may not suit the preferences of the user. As the name foretells it has 7-day user defined program. The screen even though it is basic and simple does have a touch screen operation. Let us see what this little device packs-

• It has 7-day programming setting with 4 periods per day.
• The user interface is a simple and easy to use
• It has a default approved star energy program
• It has a 2 minute or 5-minute delay

The device is easy to use and economical, it can practically pay for itself in terms of energy saving cost in the first year of use. It is easily compatible with the most of heating and cooling systems, the installation is also quite simple and can be done by the user. The programming is quite straight forward and can be easily done through the touch screen display. The user can set the there daily heating and cooling pattern through the interface which allows for different periods for a 24-hour cycle. The program can also be set according to the day of the week. Just with these simple settings, the Lux touch screen thermostat can give savings of up to 30% on the power bill. The keypad can be locked out for better security.

Conclusion

If you are looking for a manually programmed touch screen thermostat then the Lux 7 day Programmable thermostat is a good option. It is reasonably priced and gives easy usability. If you are looking for a more features rich thermostat device then there are several other options available albeit at a higher price.

4. Honeywell 7-Day Touchscreen Programmable Thermostat

Honeywell 7-Day Touchscreen Programmable Thermostat

Honeywell 7-Day Touchscreen Programmable Thermostat

Honeywell has also come up with it’s a seven-day touch screen Programmable thermostat device, just like other small size devices in the market it can do it’s part in a basic and efficient manner. The look is very simplistic in nature and all the key functions are mapped out in the main menu. The display has a neon green color and the menu titles are quite small. The price still is above the $100 mark, this may be due to the Honeywell brand name which promises a more durable and long-lasting device, but is it really enough when compared to the competition, let us take a closer look-

• It has a large touchscreen display with a back light.
• It has Smart Response Technology which calculates the amount of time it takes to reach the desired temperature and accordingly make settings for the future
• The 7 Day program can withstand power outages
• The device can be programmed for each day of the week which can be divided into 4 periods.
• The device is easy to program with words being used rather than symbols.

The device is quite easy to install and is compatible with the most heating and cooling systems. The company also gives out a one year warranty on the product. They take the Honeywell name into account when putting a price on this device. There are some alerts in the system like the filter change alert which tells you when is the time to change the filter so that the fans are working at their optimum level. The back light display is easy to read even when there is no light in the surrounding or even if the area is very well lit. The device automatically adjusts for daylight saving.

Conclusion

Even though we found the device slightly on the expensive side it does give a robust performance. The design is easy to use and very clear in the interface. If you are looking for a device which gives 7-day programming then you will be quite satisfied with the Honeywell 7-day Programmable touch screen thermostat.

5. Honeywell RTH7600D Touchscreen 7-Day Programmable Thermostat

Honeywell RTH7600D Touchscreen 7-Day Programmable Thermostat

Honeywell RTH7600D Touchscreen 7-Day Programmable Thermostat

Compared with the sister device the RTH8500D, the Honeywell RTH7600 D touchscreen thermostat is a further simplification which gives a basic functionality expected from a touch screen thermostat. Saying so, it is slightly less expensive than its higher functioning model. For users who just want the plain and simple device from which they can regulate their ambient temperature without much sophistication then this is a device to be considered.

• The panel is made of plastic.
• It has a seven-day Programmable temperature control which can be easily set from the user interface.
• The installation procedure is simple.
• It has a backlit touchscreen
• It is resistant to power outages where the programming and time settings are retained.

Looking at the key features of the device one can say that it offers almost the similar features from its sister Honeywell device the RTH8500D. The unit also is much smaller and can fit anywhere on the wall without attracting too much attention. The backlight is easily visible in dim or bright conditions. The product claims that it can save up to 33% in energy consumption for the year but in actual practice, the value is more likely to be between 15 to 20%. Which is not bad when you consider the price of the product which most likely will be reimbursed in the first year itself.The device is also highly accurate in operation where the exact temperature settings are reached.

Conclusion

We somehow feel that this is a better choice than the previous Honeywell RTH 8500D when you look at the price and the functionality offered it does make a better argument. Of course, if you are looking for a feature-rich device then it will be better to look further, but in terms of a robust device with basic functionality, this device works well.

6. Honeywell RET97C0D1005/U 7-Day Touchscreen Programmable Thermostat

Honeywell RET97C0D1005/U 7-Day Touchscreen Programmable Thermostat

Honeywell RET97C0D1005/U 7-Day Touchscreen Programmable Thermostat

Honeywell has another card up its sleeve in the touch screen Programmable thermostat line of devices. The RET97C touch screen Programmable thermostat, it is simple easy to use and universally compatible. The display is quite basic with a backlit LED. The device is good in providing the basic functionality of a 7-day programming setting and response measurement.
Let us take a look at the main points of this device and see whether it is worth its value-

• It has a backlit neon green display which continuously gives the temperature and current time display.
• The temperature settings are accurate to within 1F degree setting
• The smart response technology helps in better settings to shorten the time taken for reaching the desired the temperature.
• It has a 7 day Programmable thermostat which can be divided into 4 periods per day.
• It has a filter change reminder and a low battery indicator

The Honeywell RET97 Is quite a basic device but has a strong functionality model. One of the main strong points of Honeywell devices is the use of highly accurate sensors which help in exact temperature settings. This can be particularly useful when using this device in an area where a precise temperature needs to be maintained. The smart response technology is very useful in determining the time lag in putting the temperature value and the temperature change of the room. The company gives a 1-year warranty for the product.

Conclusion

In terms of basic functionality, the Honeywell RET97 checks all the main boxes. It has one of the best accuracies of all the touch screen thermostat devices and it is a long lasting product.

7. Emerson 1F95-1277 Universal Touchscreen 7-Day Programmable Thermostat

Emerson 1F95-1277 Universal Touchscreen 7-Day Programmable Thermostat-

Emerson 1F95-1277 Universal Touchscreen 7-Day Programmable Thermostat-

The Emerson 1F95-1277 Essay touchscreen thermostat device with some strong features. It has a rather large display which is 12 inches with a blue backlight. The device promises an accuracy rate of being within the degree of the target temperature. The device also enjoys one of the longest warranty periods given by the company, which is for 5 years. The user interface is easy to use and all the main information is given right on the display. Let us go through the main features of the device before we dive into a more detailed analysis-

• It has a 12-inch touchscreen display with a blue colored backlight
• It has a 7-day Programmable thermostat
• Temperature settings are accurate within 1 degree F.
• It is easy to install and universally compatible with Single stage and multiple stage heat pump
• It has the longest warranty period in the segment of 5 years

Some users may find the 12-inch screen display a bit too large as it can cover a significant portion of the wall and doesn’t necessarily provide that much information for a display of that size. The accuracy is very commendable and the device is able to attain to 1 degree Fahrenheit of the required temperature. The seven-day programming option does not contain sub-periods and one has to make 1 schedule for the whole day. The device is quite effective in reducing the energy consumption throughout the year although it might not be at the levels claimed by the company. The device is also easily compatible with a single stage or multistage heat pump.

Conclusion

The Emerson 1F95-1277 is quite well-packaged product and covers all the basic functionality required of a touchscreen thermostat. One of the main high points of the product is the five year warranty period given by the company it places a lot of confidence in the user. Though it is on the pricier side it gives an excellent accuracy of being within 1 Degree of the set temperature.

8. Honeywell RTH8580WF Wi-Fi 7-Day Programmable Touchscreen Thermostat

Honeywell Wi-Fi 7-Day Programmable Touchscreen Thermostat

Honeywell Wi-Fi 7-Day Programmable Touchscreen Thermostat

After looking at the basic Honeywell model of a touchscreen thermostat we now go to a higher level device which integrates WiFi into the functionality. as it can be imagined the WiFi greatly helps in real time remote monitoring of the device. That being said the touch screen thermostat is still quite simple in design and has a green backlit user interface. Being priced at $125 it packs in quite a few good features. Thanks to the WiFi connectivity through a secure portal the temperature can be changed from anytime anywhere. Let us go through all the features briefly-

• It has a built-in WiFi and it requires a wifi device with a web browser for an initial setup.
• It is excellent for remotely monitoring the temperature
• It has a secure network
• There is a free downloadable app for iOS and Android devices
• It has free software updates

Honeywell has its own Total Connect Comfort app, Which lets you program the device from any location around the world. It is a highly desirable feature if you are considering to remote control temperature settings before you come back home or just keeping a check on how your system is running when you are away. The app also gets notifications for a high and low-temperature alert.

Conclusion

The product is quite impressive in terms of functionality and its WiFi connectivity and given for the price it is offered at it proves to be a good purchase. if the user is satisfied without fancy color display then there will be quite happy by using the Honeywell WiFi 7 day programming touch screen thermostat.

9. Venstar ColorTouch Thermostat

 Venstar ColorTouch touchscreen thermostat

Venstar ColorTouch touchscreen thermostat

The Venstar ColorTouch Thermostat covers all the basic functionality of a WiFi-enabled touchscreen thermostat device with the added flair of color display. It comes with a seven-day programming setting and is a highly compatible with Gas electric and heat pump. Before going into a more in-depth analysis let us look at the main features first-

• It has a color touch screen with large vibrant display
• It is very easy to program and use
• It has a 7 Day programmable setting with auto changeover
• It has built in WiFi
• Small device which can be fitted into any part of the wall

For people who just love the sense of having a color touch screen on the wall, they will be pleased by the Venstar Colortouch thermostat. The built-in WiFi allows it to be remotely controlled from any location. The temperature setting can be made for a 7 day period with auto changeover. For installation, it will be better to hire a trained professional as the manual seems to be insufficient for the complete installation.

Conclusion

For the price, it is being offered it seems like a very nice bet, but one needs to be careful as the company doesn’t give enough warranty. The device, however, is easy to use and any user will find the user interface simple. The seven-day programming is an important aspect of the device.

Thermostat with Remote Control – Review and Comparison

These days, almost all modern appliances come with a handy remote control facility. What’s more? There are even Internet-connected dishwashers and television sets that gain a lot of attention; however, thermostats that you can control remotely, unquestionably, bring new conveniences and assist people in using the scheduling features of the programmable thermostats.

In this article, we review the 4 best programmable thermostat with remote control. We have selected these 4 based on features and price. The first 2 thermostat with remote control from Nest and Honeywell (Wi Fi enabled) are the best in terms of features. The other 2 models from Honeywell are selected for its affordable pricing. You may read the detailed review of 4 remote control thermostats to make your buying choice.

Well, what are the popular thermostats that work with a remote controlled operation?

  • Nest Learning Thermostat – 2nd Generation T200577
  • Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat
  • Honeywell 7 Day Programmable Wi-Fi Enabled Thermostat
  • Honeywell RTH7600D Touchscreen 7-Day Programmable Thermostat

Let us have a look at what each one has in store for you.

1. Nest Learning Thermostat – 2nd Generation T200577 with remote control

Nest Learning Thermostat – 2nd Generation T200577

Nest Learning Thermostat – 2nd Generation T200577

Features and functions

This Nest model keeps your home cozy by remembering the temperature you are comfortable in and automatically switches to an energy-efficient setting as soon as you are away. The Wi-Fi connectivity allows you to make adjustments from any internet-connected mobile phone, tablet or laptop; thus, you can control the thermostat while you are away from home as well.

The device is compatible with a majority of 24V heating and cooling systems. The unique Auto Schedule learns that temperatures you like the most and creates a personalized scheduled for your home. The Auto-Away feature automatically switches to an energy-efficient temperature when you are not at home. The Nest Leaf notifies you whenever you adjust the temperature; this helps in saving energy. The Energy History and Reports sent to your desired device every month as per scheduled shows how much energy you have used in total and it also provides great tips on energy conservation. Furthermore, the device is easy to install and use as well. You are offered a warranty period of two years with the Nest Learning Thermostat.

Pros

  • Easy to install and set up
  • Ability to quickly self-learn and remember your favorite settings
  • Sleeky and stylish design
  • Wireless control over the device
  • Excellent energy saver

Cons

  • Cost is little high $249(variable).
  • Information about installation, wireless control, and wiring provided in the user manual seems to be insufficient.
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2. Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat with remote control

Honeywell wifi smart thermostat

Honeywell wifi smart thermostat

Features and advantages

The Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat sports Wi-Fi capability; therefore, you can have control over the temperature at your home through your mobile phone, tablet or computer. It offers a simple and secure connection to your home network.

The color touch screen is an added attraction in this model that simplifies use; it can also be customized to match your preferences. You can personalize the display to match your home décor. The thermostat is compatible with most of the 24V heating and cooling systems such as forced air, hydronic heat pump, oil, gas and electric systems.

The Smart Response Technology, unique of Honeywell thermostats, learns your favorite heating and cooling cycles to ascertain maximum comfort at pre-programmed times. The advanced fan and comfort control option helps in enhancing air circulation and regulates the temperature in every part of your home. The distinct password protection and locking features helps you in preventing accidental or unauthorized changes to the device settings. In addition, the installation is also very easy. No Wi-Fi-only mode is a big plus because you can still control your thermostat manually provided there is an internet connectivity issue.

Cons

The cost of the device may be of a little concern; it costs around $207. Besides, there is no battery backup. And, unfortunately, some customers have reported of poor Wi-Fi reception. Plus, the thermostat is not compatible with millivolt systems like gas fireplaces or 120V/240V systems like electric baseboard heat.

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Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat Vs. Nest Learning Thermostat

It is noticed that Honeywell model is much better at temperature control with +/- degrees Fahrenheit compared to Nest’s +/- degree Fahrenheit. Also, Honeywell’s continuous display of set temperature, current temperature and humidity is something that lacks in the Nest device. However, Nest is mostly preferred among consumers who are passionate about sleeky gadgets. And, Nest offers two years warranty whereas Honeywell provides just one year limited warranty.

3. Honeywell 7 Day Programmable Wi-Fi Enabled Thermostat with remote control

Honeywell RTH6450D1009 5-1-1-Day Programmable Thermostat

Honeywell RTH6450D1009 5-1-1-Day Programmable Thermostat

Features and functions

This Wi-Fi enabled Honeywell model keeps your home comfortable by allowing you to preset custom program for each and every day with up to four program period per day to cater to your needs.

The Wi-Fi capabilities enable easy remote access via compatible devices like tablets, Smartphones and laptops from anywhere. You can use the device with both single- and multi- stage systems. The back lit digital display lets you read easily and has easy controls. Besides, the thermostat is easy to install for millivolt systems. This Honeywell model comes with a one year limited warranty period. Overall, it is a great energy saver at a much less cost. One device costs just $104.68(variable), far less than most thermostats with a remote access.

Cons

The Wi-Fi connection passes through a third party website and there is no charge mentioned for this service; but, the user agreement states that they can probably charge for the service in the future. If it happens, that should be a big inconvenience.

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4. Honeywell RTH7600D Touchscreen 7-Day Programmable Thermostat

Honeywell RTH7600D 7-day programmable touch screen thermostat

Honeywell RTH7600D 7-day programmable touch screen thermostat

Special features

This Honeywell model is designed for quick installation and easy use; besides, it is loaded with a lot of convenient features. This thermostat provides you with a programmable and customizable control over your home’s temperature without making any constant manual adjustments.

The device has the ability to program itself each day in a different manner and customize the temperatures for four periods in a day. It makes it quite easy to heat or cool your rooms for maximum comfort. The thermostat sports Smart Response Technology as well as a feature that auto changes from heating to cooling, continually adjusting the pre-heating or cooling of your rooms for best results and accurate comfort control within one degree Fahrenheit of your favorite temperature.

The simple green back lit display and the convenient touch screen option keep programming and operation simple. This thermostat offers you the ability to save up to 33% on your annual energy bills. As an added advantage, you can choose to run the device using batter power or power from your heating or cooling systems. Daylight Saving Time and Filter Change Reminder function keep your heating/cooling system functioning at its best.

Furthermore, the gadget is compatible with a range of 24-volt heating and cooling systems; however, it is not compatible with electric baseboard heat. The thermostat comes with a one year limited warranty. The nominal price around $87 (will vary) makes it a definite winner.

Cons

The back light feature is not that useful; either you have to turn on the room light to read or you have to press a number of buttons to turn on the back light. Besides, there is said to be a loud clicking noise the device makes when turning it on and off.

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Which one is a better option?

If you wish to buy higher end thermostats, you can go for Nest Learning Thermostat or Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart thermostat that cost over $200. These devices offer a lot of features and you can choose between these two if your house is a very trendy one. On the other hand, if you are looking for a budget-friendly thermostat, Honeywell RTH7600D Touchscreen 7-Day Programmable Thermostat comes in handy at just $87.50.

Best Digital Thermostat Reviews and Buying Guide

Needless to say, a digital thermostat ensures reliable and efficient temperature control. Well, with so many different varieties of thermostats blitzing the industry, which one would best cater to your requirements? Let us have a look at the features, pros and cons of the best digital thermostats. This article is written as a guide to help buyers choose the best digital thermostat from those many options available in the market. We have reviewed the best 4 programmable  digital thermostats from best selling manufacturers like Nest, Honeywell and Lux. The first 2 products (one from Nest and other from Honeywell) are digital thermostat with Wi Fi and remote control. Read the detailed review below to help yourself make the choice.

1. Nest Learning Thermostat – 2nd Generation T200577

Nest Learning Thermostat – 2nd Generation T200577

Nest Learning Thermostat – 2nd Generation T200577

The Learning Thermostat from Nest enables you to save a lot of energy by allowing you to program the settings as you wish when you are at home and simultaneously adding them to memory. Besides, it automatically powers itself down when you are away.

Features of the New Nest Thermostat

  • The particular Nest model is much more streamlined and is about 20% slimmer than its previous design.
  • Installation of this thermostat is very easy; you can install it within half an hour.
  • This new model is compatible with majority of low voltage and cooling systems; the unique and new connector introduced with this model accepts four types of wires and is compatible with most heating and cooling systems.
  • The new improved and enhanced software 3.0 fulfills almost all the needs of the consumers; it has several improved features besides the original Nest functions: System Match, True Radiant, Heat Pump Balance, Early-On, Filter Reminders, The Power of Nest Sense, Enhanced Auto-Away, Enhanced Auto-Schedule, Energy History, Airwave, The Nest Leaf, and Auto Tune.
  • French and Spanish languages have been additionally included to the new Nest thermostat.
  • The Nest mobile app is at present compatible will almost all Android tablets including Kindle Fire and Nexus 7.
  • You can connect The Nest Learning Thermostat to Wi-Fi and control the device from your laptop, tablet or Smartphone.
  • The device comes with a two year limited warranty.

Pros

The thermostat is easy to install and set up; it has the ability to self-learn and add to memory your favorite settings. The sleek and trendy design is an advantage. The ability of wireless control over various devices from miles away is a big plus. In addition, it is a great energy saver.

Cons

Information provided in the installation manual about the registration of the device to the main Nest website for wireless control and details on the actual wiring needed in your household so that the device function properly is insufficient. It is also said that tools mentioned on the Nest website for the analysis of the amount of energy used and saving incurred are also inadequate.

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2. Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat

honeywell smart thermostat

The Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat is extremely flexible allowing you to program your device either as a home or business thermostat and then offering scheduling features particular to your home or business.

What are the main features of this Honeywell model?

  • You can control the device from anywhere using Android and iOS devices.
  • The setup is very simple with smart programmable features for both home and business.
  • The thermostat comes with an easy-to-read customizable color touch screen; besides, you can choose a color scheme that matches well with your home’s décor or adds contrast effect.
  • Smart Response temperature timing is a great feature. The thermostat learns the precise amount of time needed to reach your ideal temperature and acts depending on that; therefore, energy is not wasted as well as your comfort is not compromised.
  • The device is compatible with all your current thermostats higher than 110 V.
  • Extreme temperature alerts and filter change reminders are immediately sent to the connected network devices as well as the display on the Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat.
  • The gadget has some advanced comfort and control features including Customizable Color Touchscreen, Locking Touchscreen, On-screen Comfort Information, Indoor Humidity Sensor, Advanced Fan/Control Comfort, Simple Programming, and Energy Savings.
What about the disadvantages of the thermostat?

Well, the price is a little high at $206.99.  There is no battery backup. A lot of customers report of weak Wi-Fi reception. The device does not work with heat pumps and electric baseboard heat (120-140 volts).

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Read detailed :- Review  and comparison of the best wifi smart thermostats

3. Honeywell TH8110U1003 Vision Pro 8000 Digital Thermostat

Honeywell TH8110U1003 Vision Pro 8000

Honeywell TH8110U1003 Vision Pro 8000

This premier universal programmable thermostat features automatic/manual changeover; with one quick reference to the user manual, you can start programming the device as the user interface is really intuitive and well laid out. In fact, you can program each day separately, multi-select days, review the programming without any editing and so on.

What are the advantages of this Honeywell model?
  •  Effortless menu driven programming largely simplifies programming by responding accurately to your choices
  • Seven-day programming enables you to program separately for each day.
  • There is a large clear backlit digital display that helps you to read easily even in dimly lit rooms
  • Change/Check Reminders allow you to know when to replace or service filters, batteries and the like.
  • Multiple HOLD options help you to override the schedule of the program as you wish, with temporary and vacation hold settings.
  •  Circulation fan control feature runs the fan 35% of the time no matter the heating or cooling system in turned on or not. It seems like a feature that will help in keeping the temperature consistent in all the rooms.
  • The price is much reasonable compared to other devices of the same level efficiency, $124.69.
Disadvantages

This model from Honeywell does not have humidity control feature that is found in its expensive counterparts; however, it is quite a necessary feature provided you live in humid places. The device makes an audible ‘pop’ noise when you switch the HVAC on or off.

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4. Lux TX9000TS seven-day programmable thermostat

Lux TX9000TS

Lux TX9000TS

This Lux model is energy-efficient, easy to install as well as an economical option.

What are the main features of the Lux seven-day programmable thermostat?

  • It is a smart device that provides you with accurate and complete temperature control with the easy to use touch screen interface.
  • The thermostat has a range of user-friendly features like the do-it-yourself installation, responsive touch screen and a large lighted display that help you to simply program and operate it without any hassles.
  • The large blue electroluminescent display is easy to read in all kinds of light settings. It displays the current day, temperature, time and the filter status.
  • The audible touch confirmation lets you know that your options are being registered in the device.
  • The flame and snowflake icons indicate the heating and cooling mode.
  • The gadget is compatible with a lot of heating and cooling systems.
  • This Lux thermostat allows you to program up to four different time and temperature settings in a day: morning, day, evening and night. Moreover, there is an option to set a different individual program for every week day.
  • The thermostat is highly budget-friendly without any compromise made with energy efficiency. It saves about 33% of your home’s energy bills.
  • It has a special keyboard lockout feature; it is a perfect option for houses that have little children.
Pros

This superb model from Lux is a lot user-friendlier and easier to install. Furthermore, the settings and menus are intuitive and easy to understand. In general, this is a great product at a very reasonable price .

Cons

If the programming terminology had been a little better, user experience would have improved. The tabs on the top of the base plate that hold the unit are very small and fragile so the user has to handle it delicately.

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Comparing the 4 products – Which one should you buy?

Well, it’s pretty obvious that if you want higher end models with Wi-Fi connectivity and sleeky designs, you can choose Nest Learning Thermostat – 2nd Generation T200577 or Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat. On the other hand, if you are running on a tight budget and still you need a great energy-efficient and easy to use thermostat, Lux TX9000TS seven-day programmable thermostat should be an ideal option. Honeywell TH8110U1003 Vision Pro 8000 Digital Thermostat is also a good choice as well provided you don’t live in a humid environment.

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You have got lots of choices in thermostats, especially when the product is for your living room or a general purpose room. But when it comes to choosing a baseboard heater thermostat, you don’t have lots of choices available at hand. One primary reason is the high-end models in thermostats do not support baseboard usage. Most of the high-end thermostat models are incompatible to be used as a baseboard heater thermostat. So what do you do? There are thermostats specially designed to be used as baseboard heater thermostats. And we are reviewing the best models out there in the market here.

The primary reason to buy and install a thermostat in your home is to cut down energy bills and save money. In fact, investing in the right thermostat is the best way to save energy bills. The money invested in a thermostat will be regained within a few months of installation. Before getting to the reviews section lets first see how to choose the right baseboard heater thermostat for your home.

Criteria to Choose the right Baseboard Heater Thermostat

Line Voltage or Low Voltage  – A line voltage system uses direct line voltage unlike the newer models (which uses a low voltage like 24 volts). Line voltage type thermostats are used in older homes and constructions especially with the baseboard heaters and electric heaters. The power wires are thicker and they run on 120 volts or 240 volts.

Single Pole or Double Pole – A single pole thermostat connects to the electric mains via 2 wires. You can not shut the power to a single pole thermostat. As an alternative method (to shut power), you can set a very low temperature in the thermostat setting to prevent heat coming up to the room. Double pole thermostat connects to the electric mains via 4 wires. It is possible to shut power to the double pole thermostat system at any desired time. So double pole has an advantage over single pole.

Mechanical or Electronic – A mechanical thermostat operates with two bonded metals which bend as temperature changes. The switche will turn ON/OFF as the bonded metal bends towards it. Mechanical thermostats lack efficiency and they waste a lot of energy compared to electronic models. The only advantage of mechanical thermostat is its low price. Electronic thermostats come with high precision temperature sensors and fast switching. They sense room temperature and turn ON/OFF the system accordingly. Electronic models are highly effeicient and they save energy. The higher price you pay for an electronic model can be regained within a few months of installation.

Programmable or Non-Programmable – The primary difference between the two is that a programmable model can be programmed for 7 days in different combinations like 5-2, 2-2-1, 7 etc. Programmable thermostats adjust itself according to the program. For example, some models have “vacation mode” and if this mode is set, the thermostat will adjust itself and save a lot of energy bills (in vacation mode they work only minimal time preventing freeze). Nonprogrammable models come at a lesser price but they dont have programming capabilities.

Reviews – Top 7 Baseboard Heater Thermostat Models

Let’s begin the detailed review of baseboard heater thermostat models out there in the market. We have shortlisted the 7 top and best baseboard heater thermostat models based on user reviews and product features.

  1. Honeywell TL8230A1003
  2. Honeywell Manual Electric Baseboard Thermostat
  3. Honeywell RLV4305A1000/E 5
  4. Honeywell RLV3120A1005/H
  5. Honeywell RLV3100A
  6. Honeywell TL7235A1003
  7. Honeywell T410A1013

1. Honeywell TL8230A1003 Thermostat Electric Heat Digital 7 day programmable Thermostat

honeywell baseboard heater thermostat

honeywell baseboard heater thermostat

This Honeywell thermostat is unbelievably easy to program and is provided with icons that correspond to varied functions such as night mode, comfort mode, manual, away/vacation and the like. Besides, the thermostat is very easy to use and you can get to know how to use every function in very less time. You don’t even have to read the instruction completely. Most functions and buttons are self-explanatory.

These thermostats are connected to the heating unit power supply and therefore there aren’t any batteries to change. The best part of these model thermostats is their ability to program four different times for each day of the week. They do come pre-programmed, but re-programming is entirely customizable. Also, the thermostat has an On/Off switch that enables you to turn them off whenever you don’t need time settings to come on. Besides, the ‘manual function’ lets you to fully override the programmed setting and maximize or minimize the temperature as you wish.

Another favorable feature is that the device is really quiet when you switch on and off in timed modes. It also has a back lighting feature that is accessible by a long bar-type button present on the face of the unit; it is ideal for checking temperatures in the dark. Each setting button is made of non-slip rubber so that your fingers will not slide off accidentally during programming. However, the buttons are quite small and there is no back lighting for the buttons as well. One word of caution for the users is that you should be very careful not to press the ‘clear’ button unless you really want to clear a setting. As this button is not in a separate area of the unit, you might accidentally press it and clear any of the programmed times.

This device is also a great energy saver; the heating and cooling systems work only when and where you need. Besides, the cost is also nominal at $53.80.

Pros

  • The device is small and sleek.
  • It is easy and quick to install by yourself or any licensed technician.
  • The presence of easy-to-understand self explanatory icons is a big plus.
  • The decent ‘green-glow’ backlight helps one read the display clearly.
  • Completely customizable programming is a big advantage.
  • The device is extremely quiet.
  • On/off switch is a good option.
  • You need not replace batteries at any point of time.

Cons

  • No battery backup.
  • Programming buttons are very small and not backlit.
  • Clear button is not provided in a separate area of the unit.
  • When there is a power outage, the whole programming should be redone which is a minor inconvenience.
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2. Honeywell Manual Electric Baseboard Thermostat

Honeywell Manual Electric Baseboard Thermostat

Honeywell Manual Electric Baseboard Thermostat

The Honeywell Manual Electric Baseboard Thermostat is very easy to install and works on all 4-wire (double pole) electric heat applications, that is, baseboard or line volt and enables simple and hassle-free operation. The device has a simple dial-type mechanical control. Besides, it is UL and CSA listed for safety.

This baseboard heater thermostat is a standard model and can be used for baseboards and convectors of 120 to 240 V.  It is a non-programmable thermostat that is easy to use. There is a bi-metal temperature sensor provided. The gadget is compatible with baseboards and convectors. It can control up to about 5280 Watts. It features positive off option. Moreover, the device is completely Mercury-free.

Pros

  • This Honeywell model is easy to use and easy to install.
  • It comes in a very affordable price of $15.99.

Cons

  • It is said that the device is not very accurate at low temperature setting.
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3. Honeywell RLV4305A1000/E 5-2 Day Programmable Thermostat for Electric Baseboard Heaters

Honeywell RLV4305A1000E

Honeywell RLV4305A1000E

Honeywell RLV4305A 5-2 Day Digital Programmable Thermostat is exclusively designed for electric baseboard heating. It is now available with a white backlit screen. You can program two types of settings, one setting for the weekdays and one setting for the weekend. Besides, it features four programmable periods in a day: morning, day, evening and night. The TRIAC silent switching option enables precise temperature control of +/-0.5°F. The thermostat can be used with electric baseboards (120 to 240V), convectors as well as to wire radiant ceilings. It is compatible with fan forced heaters.

Customized temperature control saves a lot of energy and thus brings down your energy bills remarkably. The two-wire installation is pretty fast and easy as well.

Pros

  • The features are user-friendly.
  • Programming is easy.
  • The device is relatively inexpensive, hitting you at the cost of $49.45.
  • Above all, Honeywell tech support team is generally easy to reach.

Cons

  • The size is an issue for a few people. It is quite bigger compared to other thermostats of similar efficiency.
  • The device is not very durable.
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Note: If you are interested in other digital thermostat models, read our article on the Best Digital Thermostat Reviews.

4. Honeywell RLV3120A1005/H Digital Non-Programmable Thermostat for Electric Baseboard Heating

Honeywell RLV3120A1005H

Honeywell RLV3120A1005H

This digital non-programmable thermostat meant for electric baseboard heating from Honeywell is easy to install as well as use so as to gain control over your home temperature. The TRIAC switching allows accurate temperature control of +/- 0.5 degrees Fahrenheit. The device operates quietly without any kind of irritating clicking noise. This Honeywell model is compatible with electric baseboards of 120-240 volt, convectors and radiant ceilings. The thermostat sports an LCD display and an on-screen heating command indicator.

You would like the way this thermostat adjusts power usage by not passing over the full power to the heater. Besides, it has five vertical bars that indicate the following: 5 – 100%; 4 – 80%; 3 – 60%; 2 – 40%; 1 – 20% and 0 – Off. Also, the gadget is very much energy efficient. The price of the device is very reasonable at $29.39.

The only drawback is that the wiring is small gauge/diameter and so has restrictions on how many watts/baseboard heaters it can control.

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5. Honeywell RLV3100A Non-Programmable Thermostat for Electric Baseboard Heaters

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Honeywell RLV3100A is a non-programmable in-line Voltage control Baseboard Thermostat. This model is pretty easy to install and use. Comes equipped with a backlit screen so that the user can easily see the temperature readings even in dark lights.Precise temperature control in Fahrenheit and Celsius by TRIAC silent switch. This model is compatible with 240V heat, convectors, 2-wired radiant ceilings and perhaps doesn’t support heaters that are fan forced. This Electronic Thermostat has high capacity of almost 3000W at 240V AC Voltage.
The great simplicity of this Honeywell model, when combined with its Electrical features, make a perfect choice to save your Electricity bills and the money which would otherwise be spent on paying high Electricity bills. The size of this RLV3100A is W X D X H 4.8 x 1.2 x 5 inches. This Compact design can easily fit anywhere in any of your room. This Honeywell model comes with a limited warranty of 1 year. You can easily verify the settings of this unit with your home heating and cooling system and then install the unit without any hassle.
Pros

  • Easy Installation procedure doesn’t require any Installation Manual study
  • Attractive design easily catches the customer’s eye at the first glance.
  • Reduces Electricity bill to a considerable amount.
  • Simple to use device has no complicated operating procedures.
  • Has been certified as an Energy saving Thermostat.
  • No batteries required for its operations so the model is maintenance-free.

Cons

  • Backlight feature execution once in a while and not all the time.
  • Limited temperature swings of 3 degrees.
  • Not compatible with heaters working with fan
  • Only two wires are provided for the connection which makes it difficult for the user to understand which wire should be connected with the other equipment.
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6. Honeywell TL7235A1003 Line Volt Pro Non-Programmable Digital Thermostat with Electronic Temperature Control, 240-Volt

base board heater thermostat

Honeywell TL7235A1003 is a Line Voltage control non-programmable Thermostat unit with digital support. This system controls resistive loads at 208/240 V AC Voltage. Used for controlling products like radiant ceiling heat, convectors, radiant floor heat, and fan forced heaters. Some of the usage instructions are provided in the Instruction Manual and if any person follows our Instruction, then believe us approximately 10% on an annually heating cost can be saved on the electricity bills. However, the saving percentage may differ from region to region and the amount of usage of this unit. It has been seen that Digital Non-programmable unit at temperature precision of 1 ºF can save approx.10% on your heating bills. Its large and clear display screen with back lit is easy to read the temperature reading even in dark or no light condition.

Soundproof and quiet operation reduces unwanted noise which irritated most of the consumers while using conventional thermostats. This model comes with an On/Off switch that allows the user to turn on/off the thermostat settings when according to the season like the settings can be turned off at the end of the summer season. This feature is unique to this model. Heating Indicator clearly indicates whether the heat is on or not. The unit doesn’t not require any battery and so no Maintenance is required.
The size of this unit is not so big H X W X D 4-7/8in x 2-3/4in x 7/8 in. The premier white color gives your home a rich and elegant look.

Pros

  • Easy to install. You don’t need to buy any extra item for installation.
  • Precise and modern-designed keeping latest trends in view.
  • ON/OFF switch provided to turn on/off the unit in the case of off season.
  • Reduces your electricity bill
  • The unit comes with a limited warranty of 5 years so buy this unit once and relax for at least 5 years.

Cons

  • Heat level indicator and the duty cycle are sometimes weird to understand.
  • When the temperature is set and no heating icon is available then many times, baseboard till pumps out the heat.
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7. Honeywell T410A1013 Electric Baseboard Heat Thermostat

honeywell baseboard heater thermostat

Honeywell T410A1013 is the Economy model of Honeywell Baseboard thermostats series and provides the smooth line-voltage control of the Electrical heating equipment. When the temperature falls, Snap-action switch SPST creates a heating circuit. This model has virtually replaced the .T410A two-wire and T410B four-wire wall mounted thermostats models. It is perhaps easy to install and comes with a flexible 6-inches long Leads with different colorcodes for proper electrical connections to aluminum wires that are CO/ALR approved. This Honeywell model is robust in construction and plastic base for mounting. Its single piece covers with vents do not allow it to overheat. This T410A1013 model is considered best for new appliances used in the construction field.

This model can be used in resistive rated electrical equipment’s like convectors etc and you can easily mount it in the vertical direction. Its white color is awesome and gives you home a classy home. The Size of the unit is compact 4 1/2inch x 2 3/4inch x 2 ¼ inch or 115mm x 70mm x57 mm. Compatible with Voltage ranges 120 / 208 / 240 / 277 VAC

Pros

  • This model is a true value for money product.
  • Installation is quite easy.
  • You don’t need to go through Instruction manual to understand how this easy model operates.
  • This model has been approved under Canadian Standards Association File No. LR1322

Cons

  • This model is only SPST and does not support DPST.
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Which thermostat makes the best choice?

If you are looking for the best baseboard heater thermostat with comprehensive features, HONEYWELL TL8230A1003 Thermostat Electric Heat Digital 7 day programmable Thermostat should be the best pick. On the other hand, if you need limited features with efficient energy saving capabilities as well as a budget-friendly option, Honeywell Manual Electric Baseboard Thermostat is the ideal choice. If you are keen on programmable baseboard heater thermostats, you can choose between Honeywell RLV4305A1000/E 5-2 Day Programmable Thermostat and HONEYWELL TL8230A1003 Thermostat Electric Heat Digital 7 day programmable Thermostat; however, the former one is a comparatively cheaper option. And not to forget, you get what you pay for. So, ultimately, the HONEYWELL TL8230A1003 model is a clear winner.