Honeywell RTH2300B Review

Another budget thermostat from Honeywell, the RTH2300B (starting at $25, Amazon) is a minor hit with purchasers. In Honeywell RTH2300B reviews at Home Depot consumers say it's easy to program and install, even for beginner DIY-ers. Users like the backlight for easy night-time temperature checks, the 5-day/2-day program modes, and the energy-saving results; one Houston resident says in a review that the combination of thermostat and fan keeps the house comfortable and the utility bills from soaring out of sight. Many also consider the price a particularly good deal given the array of features. And yet, we read a handful of Honeywell RTH2300B reviews reporting that the unit broke down within the first year of service and one noting that the on/off relay is loud enough to wake up a light sleeper.

The Honeywell RTH2300B lets you choose four temperature settings a day on a 5-day/2-day schedule; that is, one program for the five weekdays and one for the two weekend days. It's a 24-volt device that runs on two AAA batteries and boasts a low-battery warning and a backlit display. You can override the setting until the next time period or turn off the program entirely when you're away for a while or prefer to manually select the temperature settings.

The features on the Honeywell RTH2300B are the standard offerings in the budget thermostat segment. This model seems to meet the needs of users while holding the cost to a value-price level.

Michael Sweet

Michael Sweet writes about consumer electronics. If something runs on electricity or ones and zeroes, he's interested in it. Sweet has written about PC technology and consumer electronics for 14 years.

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