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    thermostat recommendation

    I'm looking for a programmable thermostat. It will control my furnace and my air conditioner. I don't have a heat pump or a dehumidifier or anything like that. I have a basic 4-wire setup. A common wire is ran, it just isn't needed with my current thermostat.

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    Whatever you like the looks of. Usually the Honeywell, Emerson & Aprilaire tend to be the most reliable.

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    I've always liked Emerson / White Rogers. Honeywell is reliable as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsprice View Post
    I've always liked Emerson / White Rogers. Honeywell is reliable as well.
    White Rodgers is the best imo. I don't care for Honeywell, again, just my opinion.

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    Another vote for Emerson. If you buy one that can be powered by the common wire you won't have to worry about the batteries dying and leaving you without heat. Some of the Emerson stats also offer a continuous back-light option when hooked to common.

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    I do want it to be adjustable over wifi with my iphone and I know that limits which thermostat can be used.

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    By the way, I am hoping it can track energy savings too. I don't have a problem spending $250 on a nice one. I know the honeywell prestige, nest, etc. has these features. I was not sure which other ones are comparable.

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    Ecobee makes one of the top wifi stats IMHO. Nest isn't worth the money...

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    I have been told to avoid the touchscreen version of the ecobee. Is there any reason for that?

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    The ecobee si doesn't require a wifi connection, does it? I know I won't be able to use many of the features without wifi. I need to be able to use this and program it differently for each day of the week without having wifi.

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    Decide your primary control method. Get a wifi state if you are into that type of thing, otherwise just get a standard stat. Wifi stats ate designed to be primariliy setup over wifi.

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    I like the filtrete wifi thermostat from homedepot. It can be controlled by the computer or smartphone.
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    NEST.COM (it's less expensive than ecobee)

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