LAS VEGAS, Jan. 23, 2013 ‘This week at the International Builders’ Show, Honeywell
(NYSE: HON) introduced two connected programmable thermostats to make homes more
comfortable and stylish, while helping homeowners lower their energy bills. The new smart
thermostats, up to 60 percent smaller than previous models, control temperature, humidity,
ventilation and fan settings from any web-enabled device anywhere in the world, and can help
homeowners cut annual heating and cooling costs by up to 33 percent.
The thermostats connect to the Internet through Honeywell’s free Total Connect Comfort
cloud-based application, available in the iTunes store or from Google Play. The app’s uptime is a
virtually perfect 99.999 percent, significantly more dependable than other brands’ thermostat apps.
‘Smaller and sleeker is better when it comes to consumer electronics, and now the same can
be said for Honeywell thermostats: we’re packing more features into a lighter, thinner body to help
them complement home décor, while managing roughly half of a home’s energy consumption ‘ and
half of a homeowner’s energy dollars ‘ more effectively than any other thermostat on the market,”
said Beth Wozniak, president of Honeywell Environmental and Combustion Controls.
Energy efficiency, comfort and convenience are values that homebuilders strive to bring
”Energy efficiency’ isn’t just a catchphrase for homebuyers; they expect it from their new
home because they know being smart about energy use will save them money,” said Brad Conlon,
vice president of national accounts for D.R. Horton (NYSE: DHI), the largest homebuilder in the
United States, as ranked by Builder magazine. ‘Smart programmable thermostats like those made
by Honeywell are a great way to bring value to homebuyers with a relatively low upfront
investment by builders ‘ and they look great on a wall.”
Heating and cooling contractors who have installed the Prestige IAQ Thermostat consider it
to be the world’s smartest thermostat: