Honeywell’s Lyric thermostat has the appears and smarts to tackle Nest
Honeywell has been within the related thermostat recreation for a very long time now. So when Nest got here alongside and stole its thunder, you needed to know the corporate would return to the drafting board and return with its A-recreation. So right here it’s, the Lyric — a decidedly Nest-like thermostat with a easy spherical physique and a large show. The power to point out the present temperature or climate forecast is good, however the proximity sensor should not be ignored. The display mechanically activates as you strategy, and stays off the remainder of the time, so it does not continually bathe your front room in orange mild. You’ll be able to bodily flip the physique to vary temperatures clearly, however the promoting level right here is clearly the connectivity. The Lyric app (for iOS or Android) allows you to modify your furnace on the go and could be programmed to mechanically increase or drop the temperature based mostly in your GPS location. However, greater than that, it could provide you with a warning to when you want to change the filter or have your furnace serviced. It’ll even direct you to a trusted Honeywell skilled. The Lyric is on the market now by means of licensed skilled contractors. However for those who’re you are the do-it-your self sort, you possibly can decide one up for $279 at first of August.