Thermostats are looking better if not performing better these days. Read below to find out more about the different types of techno thermostats, These look so much better than the days of the rectangle or round thermostats with the mercury bubble and can do so much more. These thermostats make it easy to set your temperature, Wi-Fi capability, digital picture frame (important as you pass it in the hallway) and for some models, control it by using your Smartphone when you are away from home.
Venstar T5800 Color Touch Touchscreen Thermostat
Venstar T5800 Color Touch Touchscreen Thermostat Color Touch is a multi-functional, simple-to-use, richly featured; programmable touch screen thermostat that thinks it's a digital picture frame. Color Touch has customizable backgrounds, including the users' own photos, and more than a dozen preset themes, including holiday themes.
Nest Learning Thermostat T100577
The Nest Learning Thermostat helps you stop wasting energy, while providing control using your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac. Consider that your thermostat controls about half your energy bill—more than TV, appliances, and lighting combined. But it's wasting energy every time it turns on the heating or cooling system in an empty house. The Nest Learning Thermostat solves this problem by programming itself, turning itself down when you're away, and keeping track of your energy use. Some of the features of the Nest thermostat:
Auto-Schedule Nest programs itself from your adjustments. It learns what temperatures you like, creates a schedule, and automatically adapts that schedule as your life and the seasons change. You can manually adjust the schedule at any time.
Auto-Away Nest will automatically turn itself to an energy-saving temperature after you leave the house.
Wi-Fi connection Nest connects to your home Wi-Fi so you can control the temperature from anywhere using your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac, and it automatically downloads software updates. Some of the other features are energy history, it’s simple installation and extensive compatibility with 75% of residential systems including forced air, radiant, oil, gas and heat pumps.
Ecobee EB-STAT-02 Smart Thermostat 4 Heat-2 Cool with Full Color Touch Screen
The EB-STAT-02 features Wi-Fi Connectivity to the Internet, Cool Mobile Apps, Easy Web Portal, Live Weather, and a Full Color Screen. Secure Online Web Portal for Remote Management and diagnostics. Free over-the-air Software Upgrades. Gas, Oil, Electric, Boiler, and Heat Pump Compatible. 365 Day Scheduling, 7-Day Programmable, Vacation Programming. Humidifier, dehumidifier and ventilator control. Free Smartphone / Tablet App. Downloadable System Reports. Other features are
- Intuitive User Interface makes it easy to quickly set a personalized program
- Built-In Wi-Fi enabled. Adjust settings anywhere, anytime via Computer, SmaTablet.
- Build-In Live Weather Functions to assist in saving the most energy possible
- Mobile Apps available for Apple IOS and Google Android smart phone and tablets
- Broadband Internet access required for Wi-Fi, Weather, and Mobile feature
6280W - Honeywell Color Touch Screen Keypad w/ Voice - White
Honeywell's feature-rich 6280 Color Graphic Voice Touchscreen Keypad family feature a high-resolution 7" widescreen TFT display that doubles as a digital picture frame. There is a choice of silver and white color schemes, three language options and voice annunciation of alarm conditions. The new intuitive user interface features icons and menus that make system operation easy to navigate. The 6280 uses the same icons as Total ConnectTM 2.0, helping to reduce end-user training and costly false alarms.
The digital picture frame and video viewer features let end-users create slideshows and view home movies on the brilliant, high resolution TFT display. Homeowners can customize the slideshow with family photos, vacation pictures and more.
The choice of two color housings and three languages (ideal for homes with multilingual members) opens up new opportunities and markets that previously were untapped. Silver blends perfectly in stainless steel kitchens and garages. White, a popular classic choice, blends seamlessly with lighter decors.
Honeywell has created a handheld demo (6280WHD) that includes a sales informercial video that highlights the features and end-user benefits of the 6280. The video can be played by simply pressing a button.
Here are just a few of the features
- High-resolution, 7" widescreen 640 x 480 TFT display
- 16 million colors capability to display vivid images
- Intuitive touchscreen display with icons and menu driven prompts (English only)
- Digital picture frame, slideshow or home movies through standard SD card
- Available in two colors - Silver: Ideal for kitchens with stainless steel appliances, garages and basements - White: Blends seamlessly with most lighter decors
- Voice annunciation of type and location of alarm (English only)