The Perfect Thermostat for Technophobes
Ok, so the title to this review may seem a little unfair to those of you who think you have a decent grasp of the technology that’s available on the market today. On the other hand, you may be thinking “at last! Simple, yet convenient”.
The one thing all my research on thermostats has taught me is that you can spend an awful lot of time looking through products that appear to have so many features they can almost make a cup of coffee for you. However, if you’re someone who prefers a lot of bells and whistles or you need the option to program a thermostat perhaps some of the other reviews I have here might be a better option.
If you haven’t navigated away from this page, feel free to read on as you’re going to find out about the Honeywell Focuspro 5000 which is a non-programmable thermostat. It won’t take long because this device is as simple as it gets.
A No Fuss Design
The panel for this thermostat is white and clean looking with a larger than average screen. The screen also has a green backlight which helps highlight the already easy to read settings (perfect for people who don’t see so well anymore).
It gets better. There are only 4 buttons and it’s pretty obvious what each one of them can do: fan auto or off, heat cool or off and temperature up or down. It couldn’t be easier. In fact, I will go so far as to say that once installed, you can pop the manual away in a safe place and it will probably never surface again.
Of course, this is the part that puts a lot of people off buying a “DIY” thermostat, especially if you’re someone who doesn’t like going near anything that appears to be in the least bit technical. However, again Honeywell has kept ease of use in mind.
It works with both 750mV heating systems and 24 VAC conventional and heat pump systems. You can power it using batteries or it will take the power required direct from the system you already have installed. What you don’t have to worry about is telling the thermostat which type of system it’s connecting to because it does that for you!
People This Thermostat Will Suit
If you’re an older person who has always been used to flicking a switch (or pressing a button) in the mornings and the evenings so your home is at the temperature you would like, this is the model for you.
I also happen to think this thermostat will suit people who own multiple properties and rent them out. For a start, there is little that can go wrong when operating this device so you won’t be getting calls about programs being messed up or the heating and cooling system isn’t working the way it should be.
It’s also perfect for anyone who is on a budget but wants the ability to control the temperature in their home. In fact, I found some great prices at Amazon just recently so if you would like to find out more, take a look there.