Honeywell Programmable Room Thermostats Changes.
As you may already know, Honeywell are the market leaders in domestic heating system controls. Over the last few years there have been some newcomers to the programmable room thermostat market, with companies like Nest (Google) & Hive (British Gas) creating smart controls that can be accessed through smartphone apps.
Evohome & Lyric.
Honeywell launched the Evohome system a few years ago, which can be used to control 12 zones in the home by a smartphone app. This doesn’t really compete with the single zone systems that have become popular over the last couple of years. As a known serious manufacturer of heating products, Honeywell went away and have developed the a brand new range of connected thermostats as part of their Lyric smart home range.
As part of this upgrade to the programmable thermostat range Honeywell are starting to phase out the older CM range. They have already stopped making the CM901 & CM921 24hr programmable thermostat and replaced them with the T4 and T4R. According to Honeywell, the demise of the CM Range is due to difficulty in sourcing parts that are becoming ‘old-fashioned’.
The Honeywell Lyric T4 and T4R is a 7 day programmable thermostat, this will also replace the CM907 and CM927 Wireless Programmable Thermostat.
The Lyric range.
The Honeywell Lyric range is a very intuitive range of home control products. These are designed for the connected homes age that we are approaching. The Lyric T6 Wireless Programmable Thermostat is easily fitted to an existing heating system, either by wiring the receiver to the boiler or with the Open-Therm feature. The Lyric is setup with a 5/2 day schedule and programming is accessed through the Lyric app. The Lyric app is available through Google Play or the Apple Store. The Lyric T6 can be set up to work with Amazon Alexa, Apple Homekit and with the Google Assistant. For more information about using the Lyric products and app you can watch the handy videos on Honeywell Uk YouTube Channel.