The American Standard AccuLink AZone950 is part of the Thermostat
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Thermostat
models like the AccuLink AZone950 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Display: The ease of reading the display considering, character size, spacing, layout and contrast.
Ease of use: Denotes ease of setup and making routine adjustments and changes to setback programs, including overrides.
Ease of remote access: Denotes ease of setup for WiFi or other types of remote access.
Touch screenWhether the display is a touchscreen or not.
Events per day
Events per dayIndicates the maximum events-per-day that can be added to a heating or cooling schedule.
Early recoveryIndicates whether or not the thermostat can trigger the heating or cooling process earlier than a scheduled time, in order to get the house to temperature by the scheduled time.
Auto changeoverIndicates whether or not the thermostat can automatically switch from a heating system to a cooling system mode.
Auto daylight savings
Auto daylight savingsIndicates whether or not the thermostat can automatically adjust its clock based on daylight savings time.
Air filter reminder
Air filter reminderIndicates whether or not an air-filter reminder is present.
Password protectionIndicates whether or not the thermostat provides some sort of password protection or lockout - a code, key sequence or setting - which limits the ability to change the thermostat's settings.
Primary powerThe primary power source.
Backup powerThe backup power source.
Two wire compatible
Two wire compatibleIndicates whether or not the thermostat can be used in a 2 wire system.
C wire required
C wire requiredIndicates whether a "C" wire is required to power the thermostat.
Power sharingIndicates that when using a 2-wire setup, whether the thermostat draws power through the wires to charge a battery. This may cause some HVAC systems to operate unpredictably or erratically.
Warranty (yrs.)The length of time the thermostat is covered by its manufacturer for defects or repairs.
7 day programmable
7 day programmableDifferent day programmable for each day of week.
Wireless connectivityThis attribute refers to the type of connectivity required to access the thermostat remotely. In this case it is either
WiFi or RS485.
Graphic displayDisplay includes graphical images and/or more detailed prompting to clearly identify the required user input.