The Honeywell Home Lyric T5 RCHT8610WF is part of the Thermostat
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Thermostat
models like the Lyric T5 RCHT8610WF are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Smart IQ: An evaluation based on the smart features and functions associated with thermostats. Considers things like messaging, reporting, features controlled remotely via a mobile device, occupancy sensing and learning.
Manual operation: The ease of manually controlling the thermostat's temperature set-point, heating/cooling schedule, home/away and vacation features - when they are available - through the thermostat and mobile app.
Automation: The ability for a thermostat to operate without input from the user.
Temperature set-point access
Temperature set-point accessIndicates from which device, temperature set-point can be changed.
app and thermostat
Schedule programmingIndicates from which device, heating or cooling schedules can be changed.
app and thermostat
Events per day
Events per dayIndicates how many events-per-day can be added to a heating or cooling schedule.
Home/away accessIndicates from which device, home/away status can be set.
Vacation schedule setup
Vacation schedule setupIndicates from which device, vacation schedule can be set up.
Remote sensor included
Remote sensor includedIndicates whether or not a remote sensor is included with the purchase of the thermostat. A remote sensor can monitor household temperature in a different area than where the thermostat is located.
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.
Learns behaviorIndicates whether or not the thermostat learns the day-to-day heating and cooling preferences of the home's residents.
Touch screenIndicates whether or not the thermostat is equipped with a touch screen display.
Voice commandIndicates whether or not the thermostat has resident voice recognition, or will work with a third-party, voice activated digital assistant.
Password protectionIndicates whether the thermostat provides some sort of password protection - which limits the ability to change the thermostat's settings.
Power sourceThe primary source of power the thermostat uses for operation.
C wire (24 VAC)
C wire required
C wire requiredIndicates whether a "C" wire is required to power the thermostat.
Two wire compatible
Two wire compatibleIndicates whether or not the thermostat can be used in a 2 wire system.
Power sharingIndicates, when using a 2-wire setup, whether or not the thermostat draws power through the wires in order to charge the internal battery, which may cause some HVAC systems to operate unpredictably or erratically.
Has geofencingIndicates whether the thermostat can determine if the residence is occupied, based on the location of a mobile device, running the associated app.
Occupancy sensorIndicates whether or not the thermostat has sensors that can determine if the residence is occupied.
WarrantyThe length of time the thermostat is covered by its manufacturer for defects or repairs.