The prices for the Hunter 44860 thermostat model range from $70 to $100. The price is generally lower when buying from online retailers such as Amazon.com than buying it directly through Hunter Fan. As of 2015, the Hunter 44860 is out of stock on Amazon.com.
The Hunter 44860 model complies with Energy Star requirements and it helps users save money on monthly heating and cooling bills on account of its efficiency. It is highly compatible, allowing users to affix it to various heating and cooling systems, including gas, electric and millivolt systems. It also features seven program slots and provides up to four custom temperature settings for each slot. Although it has a backlit display that allows programming, the Hunter 44860 model is less user-friendly in comparison to the RTH8500D and RTH7600D Honeywell touch-screen thermostat models.