This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Honeywell International Inc. for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
We weren’t in the market for a new thermostat. Our older digitial Honeywell thermostat did the job but when the opportunity to try the new Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat with Voice Control came up and after doing a little research, we decided that the options were super cool and convenient and something we wanted.
1 – Voice Control. Of course the fact that it has a voice control option is cool and super high tech but it’s also convenient. (And yes, maybe even a little lazy…but the same was said when the television got the remote option and we didn’t have to get up off the couch to turn the tv channel. Remember that? Now we can’t live without it!) So, saying “Hello Thermostat.” and “Make it 2 degrees warmer (or cooler)” without getting up is a luxury! It recognized the voice command on the first try and even when I accented “Helloooo Thermostat” in the same way as Jerry Seinfeld’s “Helloooo Newman”! It even has volume and sensitivity settings. And you’re likely to lose your voice less often than you are a remote. 😉
2 – Remote Access. Another convenience! I can check and control my thermostat from any computer by logging into MyTotalConnectComfort.com or using the TotalConnectComfort app on my iPhone (also availabe on Android). So just like I can warm up my car with remote start, I can also warm up or cool down my home before I arrive or make adjustments if I forget when I leave the house. Or mess with my husband when he’s home alone. haha!
3 – Easy Installation. I didn’t include a tutorial because more than likely your wiring is different than mine and Honeywell provides well written detailed instructions as well as a quick start guide and helpful installation videos. With everything I needed right in the box and just a few tools (tiny/precise standard screw driver, Phillips screwdriver, level and drill for making pilot holes) as well as helpful installation videos online (including support and different videos for differing wiring options), installation was so simple, I was able to install the thermostat myself while my husband prepared dinner. WiFi set up and registration are simple too! Note: It’s tinier than it looks! See my picture below. So you may need to touch up your wall paint if previous thermostat was larger or a different shape. It looks like a shadow in the picture, but that’s paint I need to touch up.
4 – Smart Response. It’s pretty neat that outdoor and indoor temps and humidity are displayed. Custom scheduling is another awesome option. I work from home so we don’t have to schedule Mon-Fri to accomodate being away from home but for us to schedule heating and cooling that works for our routine means waking to 70 degrees and falling asleep to 67 degrees seven days a week. Having it automatically adjust means no waking up sweating in the middle of the night because we forgot to adjust the thermostat and having to getting up and walk downstairs to make the change and not stepping out of bed and shivering first thing in the morning is pretty nice too!
5 – TouchScreen. Easy to read and customizable. I can choose screen colors that match my decor! And we’re not talking just tacky primary colors. Options include Midnight, Aurora, Plum, Blaze, Tangerine, Ice, Rose, Lavender, Chrome, Cabernet, Waterfall, Pear, Emerald, Berry, Sunshine. Something for everyone! My husband prefers the Midnight…black for a sleek, high tech look. I may change it to Rose or Cabernet for Valentine’s day when he’s not looking.
Pretty cool, right? How can you get one? Before deciding if this is the right thermostat for you, review the details and specs here: Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat with Voice Control. The Honeywell WiFi Smart Thermostat with Voice Control is available at Home Depot, Amazon.com and BestBuy.com. The Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat with Voice Control was named Best New Product of 2013. You can also enter to win one right here!
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! Winner is:
HONEYWELL WIFI SMART THERMOSTAT WITH VOICE CONTROL
1. Leave a comment below telling me what’s your favorite feature of the Honeywell WiFi Smart Thermostat (I’ve listed them listed above).
2. Giveaway runs today, right now and ends Friday, January 24th, 2014 at midnight EST.
3. Winner will be chosen randomly and announced shortly after.
4. Open to US residents 18+ years of age only.
5. One entry per person.
I think my favorite feature is the remote access, that would be handy!
I love this! Being able to check it is definitely the best feature! Although bring able to change the color on it isa very close second!
The remote access would be wonderful. I am not always the last to leave my house, and the last one out sometimes forget to adjust the air or heat. This would be a great way to check in and adjust as necessary.
Voice control! How cool is that
I love the idea of remote access to my thermostat. Also, the smart response. I think this is the thermostat the Jetsons used.
I have been thinking about getting one of these programmable thermostats for a while. I love how this one functions and looks. The color changing is so fun!
Wow, this is very cool! Of course I’m a fan of the remote access. Great to change the tips from my iPhone anywhere!
I like the Smart response feature and remote control. Where I have two small children, I feel like I’m constantly having to keep and eye on the temperature… Day and night! And it would be nice to have it programmed specifically for us(one less thing to worry about!). And since it won’t be running while we are away bc I can turn it on before I come home, I will save on my heating bill. I have just your basic thermostat land have been looking for sometime to upgrade. I think this will be perfect for us.
Love the idea of voice command and phone app would be amazing benefit. I really want one.
Remote access would be the bonus for our home! Thanks for the opportunity!
We are going to start building our new home as soon as the ground freezes. We have seen this in person and thought it was ah-mazing. My husband and I are techy gadget lovers so I’m thinking this should be a must have in the new home. I love that you customize the color scheme and have the ability to remote access.
I can’t tell you how many times I have wanted to turn the heat up but didn’t want to get out from under the covers. Voice activated all the way! #firstworldproblems
Remote access! Very helpful for saving on the electric bill. Also love that it changes colors!
I like the fact this it’s easy installation.
We are a very high tech family and this thermostat matches perfectly with our lifestyle. The easy installation and energy saving features are a huge perk. We would show the thermostat off to anyone and everyone to spread the word about an awesome product!
I have this and it is great! Our electric co-op offered to provide and install for free and we took advantage. I highly recommend this product to the winner!
Forgot to mention…use it to raise and lower temp from car to and from the cottage where it is installed, from bed with my iPad if I get cold during the night and don’t want to go downstairs to raise the temp!
Love the remote access feature! That would make coming home from summer vacation to a house that is. 100 degrees on the inside a thing of the past!
I love this – the remote access from the iPhone is fabulous! No more coming home from vacation to a freezing house!
My favorite feature is the voice control but being able to change the color is pretty cool too.
The smart response is awesome! So neat!
The Smart Response!
Having the remote access and using your iphone to adjust the settings is super handy!!!
I really like the temperature reading for inside AND out! Very cool looking thermostat that would look so sweet on my wall. 🙂 This is a totally awesome giveaway!
I love that I can turn up the heat before I get home, so the house is nice and toasty.
Love the idea of voice control!
I like the smart response feature
Remote access! Awesome
Wow, Love how easy it is to program as well as the customization!! Hope this is my lucky day!! Thanks!
Oh! and the ability to turn the air or heat up or down before I get home or after I leave is extreme awesomeness personified!!!
I love that you can control it with your phone!
My favorite feature is the remote access. That’s awesome.
I love that I can change it remotely. With an erratic schedule, this is genius!
I have always wanted a thermostat that I could control from my phone- I am the worst at remembering to turn it down when i leave the house. plus, my work schedule is really variable, some days i get home at 2:30 and the house is freezing, and others i get home at 7 and the heat has been on needlessly for hours.
I like the remote access to the thermostat. We live in the Midwest and the temperatures fluctuate during the winter months that it would be nice to come home to a warm house.
Love that it tells you the humidity =)
My favorite feature would be the remote option. I turn the heater off when we are going to be gone for the day & it would be great to be able to turn it on when we are on our way home. No more coming in to a cold house.
I love that you can control it from your phone! We are about to move into our 1902 house, and although we just put in a new heating and cooling system, it’s not the most efficient house. So being able to turn the air/heat on and off while we’re away would save us big time!
I am in love with the remote access.
How awesome is the voice command! This would be so awesome to have in my home!
Great giveaway! I love that you can customize it or different days/times, so efficient!
I like the remote access. I really like the idea of being able to change the temp if I’m downstairs instead of walking all the way upstairs, changing the temp, then walking all the way back to where I was and what I was doing. Great give-away. I’ve got a friend who has one they actually look stylish on the wall. Victoria
remote access would AWESOME!!!!
My favourite feature is that i actually need one!!! for my new boilers. Not sure if this is two-stage or has the remote screen, but I could definitely adapt it.This is a crazy coincidence. thanks for this chance! (I will say changing the face colour is pretty great, too!)
The Remote option is AWESOME!
Love being able to control from the phone and easy install!!!!
I love how it can be customized to what ever color you want to match your home decor!!! I’m cheesy like that! Lol Love it!
The remote access would be a great feature to have!
I love the touchscreen because I think it would be a surprising, welcome, and beautiful addition to our Victorian-meets-modern home!
I like the remote!
Smart Response sounds awesome!! Would love to replace our dinosaur of a thermostat with this one!
I like that I can check and use my iphone with this. Fingers crossed
Definitely the voice control. Anything that I can boss around and actually does what I say is always welcome.
Nice review. Now that the big G has purchased Nest, the Honeywell model is back on our list. Thanks. I like the indoor and outdoor temp and humidity display. Very useful.
Smart rexponpe for sure – custom scheduling! Everything else is just a cherry on top! Thanks for the opportunity. Fingers crossed! 🙂
I would love the remote access! I have been thinking if getting something like this for a while now!
I would love the remote access and custom scheduling. This is awesome.
They are all pretty awesome features, but the ability to control the temp remotely is pretty appealing!
IT’S VOICE ACTIVATED
My favorite feature: the remote access via my Android phone! How great is that!
Nice!!! I have been eying that same thermostat – because voice control is the bomb (also great for us lazy bums). Thanks for the review!!!
OMG, I would love one of these, the voice control alone would be so awesome!
This is so cool! I like the voice recognition feature as well as the smart response. Thanks for the chance to enter!
I like the remote access feature!
The remote access is sooo cool! I love how high tech things are getting around the home 🙂
Love every feature but the outdoor temp feature is a nice bonus
Love the voice control feature!
I love that it’s easy to install and the interface is touchscreen. The options that show the outdoor temps and humidity are pretty convenient too!
I like that you can control it away from home with the app.
Although the features of voice commands and remote access sound fantastic…how bad is it that I think changing the colors to match your decor or the seasons is the coolest option? LOL
turning it up or down when away from the house !!
I like being able to control it from your phone – that would be very convienent
I think voice command are “cool” … and the fact that I am now a “senior citizen” makes it even more appealing! 🙂
Love the easy installation, of course but my fav feature is the remote access
My favorite feature is the access through a smartphone. I especially liked the part about playing w/hubby. That’s something I would do.
I like the remote access.
I would love the remote access! If it’s colder than expected, I could raise the temperature from my phone so my cute little doggies don’t freeze!!
I love the remote access feature. It would be wonderful to be able to lower the heat in the home after we’ve left the house. often we forget on the way out the door. neyabenz(at)gmail(dot)com
WooHoo! I would love the ability to control my thermostat by talking to it! I have a bad back and it hurts everytime I have to get up in the evening or at night when I’m in bed to change my old thermostat. ♥
I absolutely love the remote feature, and that I can save more on my energy bills!
I love the smart response that tells the temperature inside and outside.
This is SUCH a cool thermostat.
I love the Remote Access feature!!
I love the voice control!
I like the Voice Control
I love that it has remote access, so cool!
The best feature for me would be….voice control. Once my tech savey kids programmed the thermostat,I would be able to use it.
I like the customizable color touchscreen
Fav thing?? hum how about everything.. I really love the sleek design, and display.. i mean right now anything would be better than what we currently have.. I hate that ours currently doesn’t light up at night so a bright display is great. and all the other things are just pretty dang cool :).. Thanks for doing this!
would love to be able to set thermostat up higher before coming home..what a marvelous idea
I’d have to say the custom scheduling would be fantastic – the ability to set the temperature based on when we’re home and our comfort levels would save us a fortune!
I love the remote access.
This sounds awesome and super convenient. There are a lot of cool features. The ability to change temperature settings through your smart phone, cool stats with outside temperatures plus voice command! I would definitely love to have this!
WOW! This is amazing. I think the smart response feature is what appeals to me the most. I have gone to bed one too many times without adjusting the thermostat and regretted it. THIS seems like an excellent solution! Thanks for the giveaway and and for letting us know about this awesome product, Roeshel!
I Love this thermostat. If I don’t win, I will definitely buy one. I love that I can control this remotely, and I can see indoor and outdoor temps plus humidity. I also love that I can schedule temperatures to be up or down based on our personal schedule and lifestyle. This is so cool! I can’t wait to get one!
I love that u can change the colors! so cool!
My favorite feature is the voice recognition. I also love that it only takes a few minutes for the easy setup.
Thank you for the chance
I like the voice control
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Voice control and remote access definitely top the list for favorite features!
I love that it has voice control! Thermostats are usually very confusing about setting the right temp but this should make it so much easier!
I love that you can schedule temp changes. (littlesillysally at gmail.com)
My favorite thing is the touch screen!
Voice Control is by far is the feature i like the most
I like the smart response and that it adjusts to our schedule.
I love the voice control!
The easy installation!
The touch screen seems like a nice upgrade from my current model!
My favorite feature is the touch screen! That seems so easy to use and just much more cool than the old thermostat we have now.
I love that it automatically adjust the temperature as well as giving the temp and humidity outdoors as well!
I love the smart response! Perfect for my family.
I love the remote access! We just bought our first house and it has an old dial type thermostat. We really need to replace it and this would be a HUGE upgrade!
All of them! But I definitely like the easy installation.
Love the remote access and that I can control it from the App on my iPhone.
Smart response- A huge plus! And what a great replacement for those old, round, unreliable dials!
So interesting in this new thermostat of Honeywell brand. I can’t imagine that we can adjust it just using our voice. So excited and I can’t wait to install a new one to replace my old thermostat. Thanks for introducing Honeywell with voice control. I will bring it to my home now.