Smart thermostats like the Nest Learning Thermostat and ecobee SmartThermostat are cool, but $250 is a whole lot of money to spend on a thermostat when many people don’t even bother to use most of the “smart” features they provide. If you’re just looking for a reliable model that you can control with your voice thanks to Alexa support, we’ve got just the thing. Check out the Honeywell Home RTH6580WF Wi-Fi 7-Day Programmable Thermostat on Amazon — it’s under $79 right now as opposed to $250!

Here are the bullet points from the product page:

  • “Compatibility is Required” Works with virtually any system type except electric baseboards. But Please Note: C-Wire is required for this thermostat to receive power. If you do not have a C-wire, you may be able to use the C-Wire adapter (sold separately) or a G-wire jumper cable which is included with this thermostat. Use of the G-wire jumper cable will allow you to power the thermostat without a C-Wire; however using the G-wire solution means that you will no longer have independent fan control, although the fan will still run while your system is on.
  • 7 day programming with 4 program periods per day can be configured to meet almost any scheduling scenario for ultimate flexibility.
  • Wi-Fi enabled thermostat allows for remote access via smart-phone or computer, free smart-phone app for iPhone, iPad and Android operating systems.
  • Ability to view local weather from web portal or app, Wink App Ready – No Wink Hub Required.
  • In the box you will find: Thermostat, Wall plate (attached to thermostat), Screws and anchors, Quick Start Guide, Thermostat ID Card, Wire labels, User Guide, Quick Reference Card, G Wire Jumper Cable.
  • Works with Alexa, Google Assistant, Samsung SmartThings, IFTTT, Bonomi, Wink, and Stringy (devices sold separately)
  • See Product Manuals below in “Technical Specification” for more information.
  • ENERGY STAR certified

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