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Venstar ColorTouch Series T5800 thermostat

Price range:
$180.00 - $207.88
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We expect this model to perform similarly to the tested Venstar ColorTouch Series T5900 although it may differ in price and features.
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Type: Thermostats with remote access
About - Venstar ColorTouch Series T5800

The Venstar ColorTouch Series T5800 is a thermostat available from Venstar. The ColorTouch Series T5800 typically costs between $180.00 - $207.88.

Consumer Reports recommends that you match the features on a model to the needs you have. Here's our take on some of the specifications and features that are commonly available on thermostat models like the ColorTouch Series T5800.

Wireless connectivity:
This attribute refers to the type of connectivity required to access the thermostat rrmotely. In this case it is either Wi-fi or RS485.

7 day programmable:
Different day programmable for each day of week.

Graphic display:
Display includes graphical images and/or more detailed prompting to clearly identify the required user input.

Tested Model
The Ratings of Venstar ColorTouch Series T5900 were applied to untested model Venstar ColorTouch Series T5800, which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
Venstar ColorTouch Series T5900
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Features & Specs - Venstar ColorTouch Series T5800
info Wireless connectivity Wi-fi
info 7 day programmable Yes
info Graphic display Yes
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User Reviews - Venstar ColorTouch Series T5800
User Reviews
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Really Convenient
Easy to program
Less costly
Looks Nice
Remote Operation
Saves energy
Saves Money
May Need Add Ons
Requires 24v Power
Best Uses
Control Heat Or Ac
Program Schedule
Remote control
I have several of these. I use them to control an AC system, a hot air system, and combo ac/heat syatem, and a hot water boiler system. I can control them all from one App on my Iphone. I use them at home and vacation property. It is easy to use and works great. One property seems to experience internet outages and the thermostat does not always connect back up automatically. This is my only criticism. Away setting instantly switches my system to minimum preset temperatures. I can set my home thermostat down during the day and have it come up to a somewhat higher ( or lower if Summer) temperature at a set time and then fine tune it up or down if my schedule changes. It does require a separate dongle for wi-fi connectivity. There are also kits to adapt it to 2-3-4 wire systems. 2 wire systems will require a plug in transformer which can be located at the furnace/boiler controls.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Venstar is great
Easy to use
Great options
Nice display
Doesn't Have The Auto
Best Uses
I have a 5800 Color Touch and a 5900 Color Touch. They are essentially the same, but the 5900 also handles humidity control. Neither unit has the auto learning or auto away features of the Nest Thermostat, but Nest was incompatible with my dual fuel Trane unit. I tried for over a year working with Nest engineering, but in the end it was a no go. I loved the Nest, but the Trane is a very acceptable alternative with the wi-fi dongle. Wi-fi control is the key for me to get the most savings and the most comfort.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)
Like the control I have - anywhere
Can Change Display
Easy to use
Love Mobile App Controls
Best Uses
Override Kids Settings
Phone App Control
Send Messages To Family
My energy cost went down with the phone app feature. Temp settings are easy. Like how I can change the display. Like how I can send messages to my family.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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