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.

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