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World's Smartest Thermostat by Honeywell Gets Even Better

World's Smartest Thermostat by Honeywell Gets Even BetterHoneywell's Prestige IAQ Is Now 60 Percent Smaller, Sleeker, with Remote Internet AccessJan 23, 2013Media Contacts:Marie Yarroll763-350-0434marie.yarroll@honeywell.comTammy Benker; Honeywell Also Unveils All New VisionPRO 8000 &emdash; Contractors' Favorite That Can Be Installed in Minutes in Any Home&emdash; Honeywell's Thermostat App, Total Connect Comfort Services, Boasts 99.999 Percent Uptime, Increasingly Important for Today's Connected HomeownersLAS VEGAS (Jan. 23, 2013) &emdash;This week at the International Builders' Show, Honeywell (NYSE: HON) introduced two connected programmable thermostats to make homes more comfortable and stylish, while helping homeowners lower their energy bills. The new smart thermostats, up to 60 percent smaller than previous models, control temperature, humidity, ventilation and fan settings from any web-enabled device anywhere in the world, and can help homeowners cut annual heating and cooling costs by up to 33 percent.The thermostats connect to the Internet through Honeywell's free Total Connect Comfort cloud-based application, available in the iTunes store or from Google Play. The app's uptime is a virtually perfect 99.999 percent, significantly more dependable than other brands' thermostat apps."Smaller and sleeker is better when it comes to consumer electronics, and now the same can be said for Honeywell thermostats: we're packing more features into a lighter, thinner body to help them complement home d&emdash;cor, while managing roughly half of a home's energy consumption &emdash; and half of a homeowner's energy dollars &emdash; more effectively than any other thermostat on the market," said Beth Wozniak, president of Honeywell Environmental and Combustion Controls.Energy efficiency, comfort and convenience are values that homebuilders strive to bring their buyers."&emdash;Energy efficiency' isn't just a catchphrase for homebuyers; they expect it from their new home because they know being smart about energy use will save them money," said Brad Conlon, vice president of national accounts for D.R. Horton (NYSE: DHI), the largest homebuilder in the United States, as ranked by Builder magazine. "Smart programmable thermostats like those made by Honeywell are a great way to bring value to homebuyers with a relatively low upfront investment by builders &emdash; and they look great on a wall."Heating and cooling contractors who have installed the Prestige IAQ Thermostat consider it to be the world's smartest thermostat:&emdash; Controls temperature to an industry-best +/- 1 degree of accuracy and allows homeowners to also control and program humidity, fans and ventilation, providing total indoor comfort.&emdash; Virtually programs itself, either on the thermostat or with the Total Connect Comfort app, in less than a minute. Once programmed, it's extremely easy to use and make changes to schedules or settings, on the device with an on-screen help menu, or on the app.&emdash; Analyzes exactly how long it takes to heat and cool a home to ensure it is always at the temperature you want at the time you want it.&emdash; Monitors and tests the heating and cooling system every time it turns on to ensure it's running at peak efficiency; if it's not, the thermostat alerts the homeowner.&emdash; Sends other smart alerts to homeowners, such as alerting them when it's time to change the furnace filter or humidifier pad.&emdash; Integrates with sensors that factor in the temperature and indoor and outdoor humidity levels when heating or cooling the house to help manage use of auxiliary heat, reduce window condensation, and determine the optimum time to ventilate the home.&emdash; Homeowners in regions with tiered energy pricing from utilities can set the thermostat to follow the utility's time-of-use rate schedule. The Prestige IAQ is available in three frame colors &emdash; white, black and silver &emdash; and its crisp 4.3" high definition touch screen display features a customizable color-matching palette to match or complement home d&emdash;cor from modern to traditional.The all new VisionPRO 8000 is a redesigned and enhanced version of Honeywell's original VisionPRO, one of the world's most popular thermostats with millions sold since its launch in 2004.Compatible with virtually every type of heating and cooling system, the thermostat is highly customizable with accessories to meet an individual family's needs for comfort and energy savings. An example is the Portable Comfort Control accessory: the small remote control has a built-in temperature sensor to individually control the temperature of any room, so a parent with a newborn could place the device in the baby's room to ensure it stays at a constant temperature."With 119 million homes in America, there are a wide range of consumer needs and preferences when it comes to thermostats, and Honeywell is proud to have a thermostat to fit every home and budget," said Wozniak. "With these new products, we've deepened our connected thermostat offerings and will continue to add to it throughout 2013."International Builders' Show attendees can see the Prestige IAQ thermostat in the in Professional Builder's Show Village.Both the Prestige IAQ and the VisionPRO 8000 will be available from heating and cooling contractors starting in March. While exact pricing will be determined by contractors; the cost to homeowners is expected to be around $300 for the Prestige IAQ and around $150 for the VisionPRO 8000. Visit to find a contractor in your area and to see other Honeywell connected thermostats designed for do-it-yourself installation.Honeywell ( is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit release contains certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. 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