5 Stars By Michael on 2016-11-04
Fantastic Thermostat With Fantastic Features!
Such an easy installation.
We used this to upgrade our Honeywell Wi-Fi 9000 thermostat. It works like any typical thermostat, but with the additional features of:
-Control your thermostat while away from the house with your phone
-Sets the thermostat to away/home based on the location of your phone(s) - Geo-fencing feature
The geo-fencing feature is the best aspect of this thermostat. It has worked flawlessly for us. I have it setup to use mine and my wife's phone as triggers based on our arrival/departure. As long as one of us is in the home, the thermostat stays in "Home" mode. We have to both leave for it to go to "Away."
Only potential drawback to this setup would be if we both left leaving the kids at home with a sitter. It would put the thermostat in "Away" mode and might get too cool/warm based on the season. This does not have the potential to occur often, and is easily over-ridden by anyone in the home adjusting the thermostat. Not enough of a negative feature to take anything away from the thermostat.
5 Stars By Ã‚me Perdue on 2016-11-07
Honeywell kicked it out of the park with this unit....
I opted to have a professional HVAC guy install this since my system can be buggy and did not want to worry.
When he saw it, he said Honeywell was the most installed wifi thermostats. I told him I thought it would be the company that rhymes with rest but he said they are not and not as great as Honeywell. He said Honeywell is more reliable. Removing the old system and installing the new one did not take long. You have to install the wires to the faceplate prior to mounting it. I watched him do it. The instructions could have been clearer but once it was clear, it was a breeze.
I had already downloaded the app on my iPhone and setting it up was easy. I can set up my wake up temp and the temp when I go to bed. There is a vacation setting that you just change to vacation and it will automatically use those settings. I also added it to my Echo by going into the BTA-MALL Echo application and the Smart Home area. Once there I searched for Honeywell Lyric, it installed the app for the round one but it works. I can change the settings through my thermostat directly, through my phone, or through my Echos.
The HVAC guy said the thermostat was an improvement from their other ones and he did not think there was much to improve. For the price point and features, it is a bargain.
Itâ€™s nice to have this in an area that your thermostat is not automatic. I had an old unit and where I live I would need the air conditioning on at night and the next morning wish the heat kicked on and now this unit takes care of all of that for me. Plus, I can tell from where I am at with my phone, what the thermostat is reading.
A great investment and think it will save me money in the long run.
Added after writing review: When using the Alexa app for Echo, you need to remember what you named your unit. I selected â€˜Lyricâ€™ for mine. When I ask the Echo, â€œTurn the Lyric to 72â€, she confirms it and it kicks on. A few people said it did not work for them. I have not had any issues with it.
4 Stars By mac4jac on 2017-11-25
Works very well. Was easy to install and set up.
Works very well. Was easy to install and set up. Wanted the Lyric round but that one has bad reviews so I got this instead. Replaced the unreliable Ecobee 3 that caused me an expensive repair on my HVAC.
5 Stars By pluto1999 on 2017-11-25
Well designed functional and well-priced.
A great upgrade even from earlier non-smart programmable thermostats. Easy to set up and use. Requires power cable, so you may need an electrician to install for you.
4 Stars By Andrew C. on 2017-08-21
Great Value Smart Thermostat
This is a great value smart thermostat. This has been saving money on my utility bill for four months now. The Geofence feature works great, and when I want to adjust the temperature when I'm at home, asking Alexa to raise or lower the temperature without having to get up off the couch or out of bed is more convenient than I could have ever imagined. My only wish is that it was that it worked with Samsung Smart Things so I could have all of my smart home devices on one app.
5 Stars By Jace P. on 2017-10-04
Great with Alexa!!
Works great with Alexa!! Also the Lyric app works flawlessly, virtually no lag between the app and the thermostat! It was a little confusing trying to connect it to the internet at first, but after a few minutes, it was easy.
5 Stars By Charles E. Williams on 2017-05-03
Excellent product and I must say that I had my reservation, but after using it, it took away those reservations. Wow, an UNBELIEVABLE product that works!
5 Stars By A Real Person on 2017-10-31
Outstanding product and simple to use
AWESOME ! Super easy to set up and works flawlessly. Picked up an BTA-MALL Echo later and was impressed that it works perfectly with that too!!!!
5 Stars By JV on 2017-08-23
Easy to use
Easy to use. Does everything I need it to do without out flooding you with information like some of the other smart thermostats I looked at. It keeps a constant temperature. I Like being able to check and set the temperature while away. The geofencing is a great feature! I will buy another one for the second ac unit in my house.
5 Stars By Anthony Fiengo on 2017-10-22
the Lyric is super easy to use
I recently upgraded thermostats and didn't need the fancy nests or "learning" thermostats since I work rom home and travel a lot. the Lyric is super easy to use, sleek modern design and the app works great since i live in a two story home and i have two thermostats. I don't use the geo fencing this is well worth the money, i returned two basic wifi honeywell thermostats bc they weren't easy to use and for 30 bucks more this thermostat had a lot more features.