Which to buy Honeywell RTH8580WF v.s. Filtrete 3M-50


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Old 12-31-13, 07:09 AM
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Which to buy Honeywell RTH8580WF v.s. Filtrete 3M-50

I have a forced air furnace with central air.
I would like to control it like my router, preferred to the manufacturer's website.
Are there website fees to use remote access, or premium access?
I would like an "hours fan on" odometer type thing.
I would like to be able to change temperature variability, so it don't switch off and on so much.
Also it should know when daylight savings time is.
Smart response, when I put in 75 at 8:00, it figures out how long it takes to get to temp.
humidity control.
I would prefer wired IP to wi-fi
Regarding backlight and leds, I want the thing dark unless I touch it.
It would be real cool if I could get a graph of temperature data and run time.
It would also be amazing if my 'at work' temp was plus/minus 4 deg.
 
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Old 12-31-13, 09:58 AM
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I wouldn't recommend either of those stats for that much data. The 3rd generation Honeywell Prestige IAQ will satisfy most of that except the 4 degree droop. It can be set for less aggressive control. You can program the heat and cool setpoint further apart while at work.
 
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I think the prestige is $260 plus a $50 outdoor thing. My wife would totally freak out. She wouldn't let me spend that much. But for about $75 (ebay) I think she'll forgive me. So I am trying to get as much as I can for that amount of money.
 
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Old 12-31-13, 07:06 PM
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Of the 2 choices that you listed I would pick the Honeywell.
When I installed the Filtrete wifi stat provided by homeowners, I was dissapointed in the quality and appearance of the product.
 
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I would suggest the HOneywell way over the 3m one.
 
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Thanks a lot guys, I really appreciate your help..
 
 

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