Overview: The Honeywell RTH9585WF Wi-Fi Smart Color
Thermostat allows you to customize the heating/cooling schedule for each day of
the week. This allows you to set the temperature to an energy-saving level while
you are away from home or sleeping. The thermostat features a large, easy-to-read backlit
touchscreen color display that shows the temperature setting and
ambient temperature, as well as the humidity, at all times. Touchscreen buttons let you set or override
the schedules at any time. With built-in Wi-Fi, you can adjust the thermostat
from your smartphone, tablet, or laptop from virtually anywhere. The RTH9585WF works with a wide variety of heating and
Compatible Systems: The thermostat is compatible with the following
types of heating and cooling systems:
- Gas, oil, or electric heating with or without central air conditioning
- Heat pump with or without backup or auxiliary heat
- Central air conditioning only
- Multiple stage heating and cooling
Controls: The RTH9585WF features a 3-3/4" x 2-1/8"
backlit color touchscreen display. Four touch controls across the top of the
display are Home, Fan, System, and Menu. Two large arrow buttons let you change
the temperature setting up or down as desired.
Built-in Wi-Fi: The RTH9585WF can be controlled by your
smartphone, tablet, or laptop through your home Wi-Fi network. Through the Total
Connect Comfort app, you can view and change settings from anywhere, access
multiple thermostats if your system is zoned, access multiple locations if you
have systems in more than one location, and receive email alerts if the
temperature reading is too high or too low. Any software updates for the
thermostat are automatically done via Wi-Fi. The Honeywell Total Connect Comfort
app is compatible with smartphones and tablets running iOS 9.0 or later, or
Android 4.4 or above.
Works With Honeywell: The Honeywell Wi-Fi 7-day Programmable
Thermostat works with several Smart Home systems, including those that use voice
control to manage your devices:
- Amazon Echo (Alexa): You can instruct "Alexa" to set
the thermostat at a desired temperature, or raise/lower the temperature.
- Google Home: Starting with "OK Google", you can adjust
the temperature, switch to heating or cooling, set the mode and temperature,
and turn off the thermostat.
- Logitech Harmony: Harmony hub-based products are
compatible with the thermostat to allow you to adjust the temperature from
your smart device.
- IFTTT: Linking your thermostat with IFTTT (IF Then Then
That), you can automatically make adjustments to your HVAC system. For
example, a simple applet will turn on your heating or cooling system when
the outside temperature (according to the Weather Channel app) reaches a
preset high or low temperature.
- Apple HomeKit: Apple HomeKit lets you adjust the
temperature remotely by using voice commands with Siri on your iPhone or
Scheduling: The Smart Color Thermostat offers both home and
business scheduling. Home use features a 7-day programmable schedule,
allowing you to set the temperature for up to four time periods a day: Wake,
Leave, Return, Sleep. Each day can be programmed independently. For business
use, you can set schedules for Occupied and Unoccupied schedules. The thermostat's
precise comfort control keeps the room temperature within 1°F
of the level you set.
Vacation Mode: If you are scheduled to be away, the Vacation
Mode can help you save energy and restore a comfortable setting for when you
return home. You can preset the date, time, and heating/cooling temperature
during your vacation. A similar mode for business use (Holiday/Event Schedules)
lets you set up a schedule for US or Canadian holidays or custom events.
Schedule Overriding: If you need to ignore the schedule at
any time, you can override the schedule, either temporarily or permanently:
- Home Schedules: Touching the Up or Down button (to adjust the temperature) will temporarily
override the schedule until the next scheduled period begins. Touching the Up or
Down button to the desired temperature, and then touching the Hold button, will
permanently override the schedule. To resume the programmed schedule and cancel
the override requires touching the Run button.
- Business Schedules: Touching the Up or Down button adjusts the
temperature, and maintains it until a hold time that you set. If you
override the schedule during an unoccupied period, the thermostat switches
to the preset occupied temperature setting. The programmed schedule will
resume when the override timer expires, or Cancel hold is touched.
Advanced Comfort Control: The RTH9585WF offers advanced
comfort control with additional settings for the fan. In addition to the On or
Auto fan settings found on most thermostats, the Wi-Fi Smart Color Thermostat
has Circulate, Follow Schedule, and Pre-occupancy Purge settings. When set to
Circulate, the fan runs randomly about 35% of the time. Under the Follow
Schedule mode, the fan is controlled by the programmed schedule. The
Pre-occupancy Purge is used during a business schedule to turn on the fan 1 to 3
hour before each "occupied" time period to make the work environment more
comfortable when you arrive.
Auto Changeover: In climates where both air conditioning and
heating are used on the same day, the Auto Changeover feature can save you from
having to manually switch between the two modes. In the Auto mode, the
thermostat automatically selects heating or cooling depending upon the room
temperature. Heat and cool settings must be at least 3 degrees apart.
Smart Response Technology: The thermostat's Smart Response
Technology learns how long it takes for the furnace and air conditioner to reach
the programmed temperature settings. If it takes 15 minutes for the unit to
reach the programmed temperature, the thermostat will turn on the furnace or AC
15 minutes early so the room reaches the programmed temperature at the time you
set. The message "Recovery" is displayed on the touchscreen when the system is
activated before a scheduled time period.
Compressor Protection: Damage can occur if the compressor is
restarted too soon after shutdown. The built-in Compressor Protection forces the
compressor to wait 5 minutes before restarting. The display will show the
message "Waiting for Equipment" while the Compressor Protection is activated.
Display Customizing: The thermostat's display can be set to
a color that matches your décor. You can choose a preset color or create your
own customized background.
Power Requirements: The RTH9585WF receives its power from a
wire labeled "C." This "Common" wire brings 24VAC power from the heating/cooling
system to the thermostat. Without a "C" wire, the thermostat will not power up,
and it will not connect to your home network.