Buying an old house means it’s our responsibility to slowly update everything even down to the smallest details like the thermostat. The thermostat we had was ancient, so I’m so excited we were able to team up with Honeywell and try out their new Lyric! For our old thermostat, I would have to use my cell phone at night as a flash light (so I wouldn’t wake anyone by turning on the lights) to see and set the temperature. We also constantly ran into the “did you turn the air off” problem 20 minutes into our drive away from home. It’s SoCal and it’s hot, so the AC can get pretty pricey if you forget to turn it off! It’s amazing how you don’t know what you’ve been missing until you get something new. It’s like we’ve been living under a rock! At least that’s how we felt when we (okay Zan) installed the Honeywell Lyric in our house. Why in the world didn’t we do this earlier?! You can set and change the temperature from ANYWHERE on your smartphone with the app! Game changer! More of my favorite features are below:
You can set the Lyric for “away” and set the amount of hours you’ll be gone, which really adds up savings on the utility bill.
There is also an Eco Mode setting where you can set the temperature limits so it will never get hotter or colder than what it’s set to. We have ours at 65 and 83.
The Geofencing technology is a feature that allows the thermostat to recognize when you (and your smartphone) have left the house, to lower the heat or AC to a more eco-friendly setting, and will turn it back up when you get closer to home… amazing!!
I love that the led light turns on when you walk up to it! No more cell phone flashlight! I can see, I can see!
Small fun feature — but it glows blue when you turn the dial in AC mode and glows orange when you turn it in heat mode. I don’t know why, but that feature makes me smile.
It looks so modern and cool, such an upgrade from our last one!
The app has been amazing for us and has worked perfectly. We have it on both of our iPhones and iPads so we’ll never leave the house with the air on again!
We’ve honestly, been extremely happy with the Lyric and I’m so happy we finally made the switch!