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Top 3 Honeywell Programmable Thermostats Review

Updated on July 17, 2014

One of the quickest ways to control your heating a cooling costs is installing a Honeywell programmable thermostat. Programmable thermostats by Honeywell are often much simpler to program and use than any other brand. When considering a Honeywell programmable thermostat for your your home, take a look at the different types to fit your needs. There are three popular choices among do-it-yourself homeowners.

Honeywell One-Week Programmable Thermostat - Model RTH221B

This is the basic model and very simple to program. The RTH221B is a one week thermostat, meaning whatever you set the temperature and time settings will repeat every day. This is the thermostat for you if your routine stays relatively the same seven days a week. This thermostat is great for retired people or with a stay at home parent.

The basic setting on this thermostat are for “sleep”, “wake”, “return” and “leave.” If your schedule is fairly constant, this is all you will probably need.  You can override the settings as necessary with little effort. The installation and operation instructions are clear and easy to understand. The downside to this particular thermostat is it is not back lit.

Honeywell RTH221B Owner’s Manual

Honeywell 5-2 Day Programmable Thermostat - Model RTH230B

Families with a more traditional schedule of working Monday through Friday and having weekends at home, the Honeywell 5-2 Day programmable thermostat will fit your needs perfectly. The RTH230B allows you to program the weekdays much like the basic model. However this thermostat also allows for separate settings for the weekends. This eliminates the need to override your regular weekday settings. The settings can be over-ridden temporarily without removing the cover. The thermostat will revert back to the original when the next cycle occurs.

Similar to the basic programmable model, the TRH230B has four available settings throughout the day. This thermostat is not back lit and the indicators for PM and AM can be difficult to see, so take your time when programming the unit. because these types of thermostats are “set it, forget it”, the cover is not hinged but rather pops on and of as necessary.

Honeywell RTH230B Owner’s Manual

Honeywell 7-Day Programmable Thermostat - Model RTH7500D

For families that are constantly on the go with varying schedules, your best option might be the Honeywell 7-Day programmable thermostat. The RTH7500D has the versatility to have different programs for each day of the week. The display is back lit and easy to read, however pay attention when programming because the small check marks on the display are...small. This thermostat is also compatible with heat pumps.

Although installation is fairly straight forward, you might find yourself spending some time setting the program. Each day of the week does require it’s own settings. You can over-ride the settings as necessary and the thermostat will revert back to the original settings when the next cycle occurs.

Honeywell RTH7500D Owner’s Manual

There are some costs that come out of our household budget we have no control over. However, we can control the temperatures in our home. Install a programmable thermostat in your home and start saving money on your home energy costs.


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      5 years ago

      Great reviews

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      8 years ago

      I like this -- although I rent, maybe I can convince the owner to install one of these, which will save on the gas. Thanks!


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