How to connect your Honeywell Prestige Programmable Thermostat to the internet

In this video see the four simple steps it takes to connect your Honeywell Redlink enabled programmable thermostat to the internet. Way Cool !!

Eric Stromquist

Eric Stromquist

Eric has been in the controls industry since 1979. His passion for controls and the desire to provide an easy way for HVAC professionals to keep up with the rapid changes in controls technology inspired him to create Controltrends.

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  1. David Allen says

    I used to work for Honeywell Information Services!

    My enquiry is about how much the Honeywell Prestige Programmable Thermostat is and whether I can then access this remotely through the Internet in a secure manner. Basically I own a house which has renters / tenants and I am not always present but would like to be able to reset the thermostat remotely if this is necessary.

    Thanks in advance for your assistance, Dave

  2. Eric StromquistEric Stromquist says

    David, you can access it remotely with the Honeywell REDLink System. This is from Honeywell’s website: Connects any RedLINK™ Comfort System to the Internet to provide your customers with remote access from their PC, smart phone or tablet*
    No monthly fee, free app download
    Works with any Prestige IAQ / Prestige, Wireless FocusPRO and EConnect™
    View/change system settings and access multiple systems/zones
    NEW UPDATE Allows users to remotely monitor and control their heating and cooling systems, including whole-house humidifiers and dehumidifiers – at anytime, from anywhere
    NEW UPDATE Provides over 90 alerts through the Total Connect website
    Upgrades automatically as new features become available
    Hope this helps.

  3. says

    Way cool! Some extremely valid points! I
    appreciate you penning this post plus the
    rest of the website is also really good.

  4. Lisa says

    I presently have two thermostats, one for heat the other for air, both located close together. Can I install a Honeywell thermostat to these.

  5. Eric Stromquist says

    Hi Lisa,

    Thanks for your question and for checking out ControlTrends. This can be done but can be tricky. A couple of things to consider: each unit should have it’s own transformer, if you combine the two units with one thermostat you must make sure the transformers do not conflict. Do both systems have a fan that runs when the unit is calling for either heat or cooling? If so the fan must be wired in such a way that if the stat is calling for either heating or cooling the fan will run. So the good mews is it probably can be done, but I strongly recommend having a licensed HVAC or electrical contractor do this retrofit, due to the complexity of these type of updates. This would be my advice to you regardless of the thermostat you wanted to use. Honeywell, Nest, Lennox would all be similar for this type of upgrade.

  6. haans gruber says

    I have a Honeywell WiFi thermostat,
    the agreement is scary

    You understand that through your use of the System you consent to the collection and use of certain information as described in this Privacy Statement, including the transfer of this information to the United States and/or other countries for storage, processing and use by Honeywell.

    By using our websites and giving your information to us, you consent to the transfer of the data outside of your country of residence.

    Honeywell collects information relating to you and your use of the System

    You may opt out of web analytics by installing these tools on your computer:

    Google Analytics Opt Out Link

    Adobe Analytics Opt Out Link

    Note: there is NO computer app, only iPhone or iPad apps for internet control of said device, so adding this to your computer is useless (you’re still connected through/to the Honeywell site)

    Some web browsers may transmit “do-not-track” signals to the websites with which the user communicates. Because of differences in how web browsers incorporate and activate this feature, it is not always clear whether users intend for these signals to be transmitted, or whether they even are aware of them. There currently is disagreement, including among participants in the leading Internet standards-setting organization, concerning what, if anything, websites should do when they receive such signals. Honeywell currently does not take action in response to these signals. If and when a final standard is established and accepted, Honeywell will reassess how to respond to these signals.

    Note: not we will change, we will reassess how to respond to these signals


    a little too much information and extremely invasive if you ask me


    haans )

  7. haans gruber says

    after connecting to the WiFi, we ended up blocking the thermostat’s MAC address from the router/internet, and declined to agree to the terms of “data collection” errr… ummm… I mean… terms of service, and to register the thermostat at the Honeywell website.


    haans )

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