Which Thermostat Are You?

Which Thermostat Are You? (quiz)

  1. Your friends and family would describe you as:

A) A person with traditional values, not quick to buy the newest gadget, one who prefers certainty and stability.

B) Extremely tech-savvy, a consumer of the latest, most advanced gadgets out there with a high level of comfort programming from a distance.

C) Frugal, environmentally conscious with some technological know-how


  1. You travel

A) Rarely

B) Often

C) Sometimes


  1. When looking for a thermostat, your priority is:

A) Least expensive but functional

B) High-tech, you like all the bells and whistles and don’t mind figuring them out.

C) Easy to operate

If you answered mostly “A,” you might like the:

Honeywell FocusPRO 6000 Programmable Thermostat  



  • Green LED background prevents you from having to struggle to see the thermostat in the dark. One customer wrote: “Display is crystal clear and the user interface is very intuitive.”
  • Very straightforward and easy to program
  • Batteries can be replaced without losing your program
  • Very long life-span in comparison to other thermostats
  • The weekday/weekend programming option is an excellent energy and money-saver.
  • Far less expensive than many “smart” thermostats.


  • Some customers notice a clicking noise. This is the sound of the relays closing, and one reason HVAC contractors believe that the Honeywell can last up to 20 years in some cases.
  • Not programmable via wi-fi


If you answered mostly “B,” will probably like the:

The Nest Learning Thermostat      

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  • This Thermostat learns your heating and cooling preferences – i.e. you can train this thermostat.
  • Shows you a nifty cute green leaf to let you know when you are saving energy
  • It’s pretty – if you like space-age looking gadgets. The color turns to blue when it is cooling and orange when it is heating
  • Programmable remotely – useful for frequent travelers.
  • Provides a detailed energy-use report


  • This thermostat is one of the priciest on the market
  • The initial setup requires patience– the process of helping this thermostat learn your preferences could take up to a week.
  • When NEST sends a software update, settings can be lost.
  • Be sure to use the NEST app to check for compatibility with your system before purchasing.

If you answered mostly “C,” a good option for you might be:

The Honeywell WIFI Programmable Thermostat


Honeywell Touchscreen Programmable Thermostat


For more on these, stay tuned for our next blog. . .

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