Eliminating hot and cold spots in a home, lowering energy bills and extending heating and cooling equipment life are among the benefits of purchasing a Honeywell zone thermostat. As of 2015, the newest models are Wi-fi connected and programmable from a computer, a smartphone or other mobile devices.
Honeywell's programmable thermostats provide control of separate indoor climate zones based on the thermostat's location and settings. A typical zone configuration includes one thermostat for family areas such as the living and dining rooms, a second for bedrooms and a third for unused spaces. Scheduling heating and cooling time-dependent variances for each zone thermometer creates an economical and comfortable home.
Honeywell's Lyric thermostat makes fine adjustments to heat and humidity to ensure an even temperature feel. It recognizes patterns, learning how long it takes to heat a room. The thermostat starts changing the zone climate in enough time to reach a scheduled temperature change. It uses geo-fencing to determine when residents are away from home or move between zones, lowering output for energy savings. The resultant reduced air flow places less strain on the furnaces and air conditioners that comprise the zone system, extending equipment life.
Honeywell's thermostats have a distinctive compact disk shape, echoing its original round controls introduced in 1945.