Honeywell Wi-Fi Color Touchscreen Thermostat (RTH9580WF)

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To those who are not savvy, the Honeywell Wi-Fi 9000 color touchscreen thermostat may seem a little futuristic, but to those who love new technology it is an incredible thermostat that does more than just adjust the temperature in your home. Being a touchscreen thermostat with Wi-Fi access, you can easily customize it manually or access it through a computer, tablet, or phone.

The Honeywell Wi-Fi thermostat 9000 distinguishes itself from the other thermostats since it doesn’t mess up your home décor. Easily customize it to match the colors of your home and apply advanced locking features to prevent unauthorized persons from making changes to your pre-defined settings.

If you are looking for a highly customizable thermostat that will automatically adjust the temperature according to your preferences, can be accessed remotely, and helps you save on your energy costs, then continue reading this review.

If you need another Wi-Fi thermostat other than this particular Honeywell model, you can read my reviews on other Wi-Fi enabled smart thermostats available in the market. I have done a lot of research to come up with only thermostats that conserve energy since this is basically the main reason for getting a smart thermostat.

Appearance

The Honeywell Wi-Fi thermostat 9000 is elegant and its incredible display will definitely be a focal point in your home. In my opinion, it is both a thermostat and piece of décor.

It has a fully customizable touch-screen with a multi-colored backlight that can be adjusted based on your business or home décor. The touch-screen is big enough with big and bright readings that are easy to read and can be seen by everyone including those who are visually impaired.

You can automatically change from heat to cool and adjust the temperature to a desirable level. Set a screen saver on the Honeywell 9000 Wi-Fi thermostat and change the language to either of the three available languages which include: English, Spanish, and French. If you have connected it to a Wi-Fi network, you can view the local weather and a 5-day forecast.

Installation

The Honeywell thermostat Wi-Fi 9000 is compatible with heating, cooling, and heat pumps. However, if you have a heat pump with electric baseboard heat of 120-240v, this is not the right thermostat for you. You can read my review on the thermostats that support heat pumps with baseboard heating.

Installing the Honeywell Wi-Fi 9000 color touchscreen thermostat is pretty easy. You just have to match the thermostat wiring color codes and program it to match your schedule. This particular model doesn’t require batteries as it draws its power from your heating and air conditioning system. Consequently, you need a C-wire. I have created a 3-minute read on understanding the C-wire that I hope it will guide you in the installation of this thermostat.

If you can’t spare 3 minutes to go through that article, here is a quick question chart to help you determine if your existing thermostat is compatible. If you answer yes to any of these questions, then your system is compatible.

  1.  Does your current thermostat have 110V or higher written on it?
  2.  Do you have a wire connected to terminal labeled “C”?
  3.  Do you have an extra wire that is not connected to any terminal on the thermostat wall plate?
  4. Do you have a wire connected to terminal labeled “G”?

Otherwise, if your thermostat has thick wires that are connected using wire nuts, it is not compatible.

Features

Customizable color touch-screen

You can easily change the high definition display of the Honeywell 9000 color touchscreen thermostat to any color that you feel. Whether you want it to match your home décor or your favorite color, you can do it in a few simple steps.

Wi-Fi capability

The thermostat connects to your Wi-Fi to allow for better customization even if you are away from home and for you to get additional information such as the outdoor humidity and the weather forecast. You can also connect it to the Honeywell mobile application and change the temperature settings from anywhere around the world. You’ll also get extreme temperature alerts and filter change reminders.

Locking touchscreen

If you have that quick-learning child who would be curious about the elegant thermostat and would want to play with it, don’t worry about your settings getting tampered with. The Honeywell thermostat Wi-Fi 9000 thermostat’s security features allow you to lock the settings and locking options screen with a password preventing unauthorized persons from accessing it.

Indoor humidity sensor

Not only does this thermostat display the indoor temperature, but can also show the level of humidity.

Simple programming and Flexible Scheduling

The Honeywell 9000 Wi-Fi thermostat is simple to wire, install, and set up. You can also program it to offer scheduling specific to the environment it is used in. The thermometer learns your schedule, so you only need to specify the appropriate temperature when the room is occupied and it will adjust the HVAC to achieve that every time the room is occupied. You can also set the temperature that you prefer in the morning and evenings and you won’t have to remind your thermostat again.

Energy saving

Select the programmable mode to save on the heating and cooling costs.

Performance

You can easily adjust the temperature on the Honeywell thermostat Wi-Fi 9000 either manually or remotely through its smartphone application. Easily set it up with programmable features and it will adjust your temperature exactly the way you need.

For the elderly and visually impaired, the thermostat comes with a brightly lit backlight and huge readings to help you apply settings for a cozy home. As long as you have a thermostat of 110V or higher and contains a C-Wire, you can connect this thermostat and enjoy plenty of useful features for your enjoyment.

The Honeywell 9000 Wi-Fi thermostat allows for Wi-Fi connectivity that helps you know your energy expenses, a 5-day weather report, and the humidity outside your home. It also helps you adjust the temperature from outside your home. With this Honeywell thermostat, expect improved air circulation your home and savings on energy.

Pros

  • Customizable color screen with bright display
  • On-screen comfort information
  • Indoor humidity sensor and outdoor humidity reports
  • Simple programming
  • Advanced fan control and support
  • Energy saving

Cons

  • The base plate isn’t that firm on the wall
  • The app sometimes switches your scheduled times from AM to PM
  • Vacation mode doesn’t allow adjustments using the app

Conclusion

The Honeywell Wi-Fi 9000 color touchscreen thermostat allows you to control and access your thermostat from anywhere. Unlike the nest learning smart thermostats that learn your schedule and may take a longer time at doing so, this Honeywell color touchscreen thermostat actually lets you set your preferred adjustments hence minimizes errors and eliminates the ‘learning’ time. It is reliable and works as expected.

Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat RTH9580WF
  • Brand New in box. The product ships with all relevant accessories