Introducing 2014 Residential Thermostat of The Year Nominee: Honeywell Lyric

Round is cool again! Honeywell introduced the T87 Round thermostats when Ken Smyers, the man, the myth, the legend was but a mere tike. Round gave way to rectangular shaped thermostats and round stats got lost in the thermostatic style wars. It took a guy from Apple, Tony Fadell, to make round cool again when he introduced the Nest thermostat a couple of years ago.

Not to be out done, Honeywell, the original purveyors of round, packed over 100 years of Honeywell control know-how into the ultra cool Honeywell Lyric. Are the Honeywell Lyric and Nest the two front runners in the 2014 Residential Thermostat of The Year Award? Will round triumph over rectangular?

There is only one way to find out…stay tuned for the 2014 ControlTrends Awards.

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One Response

  1. Hi Eric,

    I have 2 of the Lyric thermostats. They are beyond basic and offer little functionality. No reporting. No advanced programming. Absolutely not worth the purchase price. I had better performance with my 7 day programmable that was a fraction of the cost. In fact, I posted them for sale on craigslist. My Nest friends are all saying “Told you so!” and sadly I have to agree with them.

    Give Honeywell another year of telling consumers they know what is best for us, then give them another year to provide some decent tools. So yeah, maybe try this device in 2017.

    So sad I didn’t get the Nest. Gambled and lost.

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