WHAT’S NEW FOR HONEYWELL HOME USERS?

You know the Honeywell Home brand, but if you don’t know Resideo – you’re about to, and it’s going to make your maxresdefault WHAT'S NEW FOR HONEYWELL HOME USERS?smart home the simple one you’ve always wanted. After spending more than a century engineering reliable and quality products, we will continue to innovate under the Resideo brand, providing forward-looking, smarter, simpler, connected solutions that can make your home more efficient and secure.

Our mission is to offer a different choice in the industry and make it easier to upgrade to a smart home using Honeywell Home products from Resideo, and we believe…

  1. A smart home is more than novelty. It must protect, prevent and react to changes in conditions – both inside the house, such as aging appliances, and outside, such as extreme weather conditions;
  2. Smart home technology can help save you from costly water damage and insurance claims, not to mention, major headaches; and,

We look forward to showing you a lot more from Resideo, including the launch of our vision to deliver on this promise of a simple, supported smart home. Part of that vision will launch later this month: our new website will feature an improved user experience, interactive information about our solutions, and a seamless connection between future hardware, apps and services.

We know you face overwhelming choices when designing a smart home or installing the latest technology. And we look forward to showing you additional Honeywell Home solutions now powered by Resideo to help simply your smart home.

THE DOS AND DON’TS ABOUT BUYING AND SELLING SMART

THE DOS AND DON’TS ABOUT BUYING AND SELLING SMART

The latest Cheddar @ Home episode details how to buy and sell a home with smart home products

When it comes to buying a new home, house hunters are  inundated with decisions. The typical choices – such as the number of bathrooms and bedrooms, or the style of the home – are still on people’s minds. And these days, another popular topic for first-time homebuyers is a home’s ability to easily incorporate smart home products.

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For sellers, they too have choices about smart home products: they can either bring those smart home devices with SELL-Smart-Home-KMT-300x157 THE DOS AND DON'TS ABOUT BUYING AND SELLING SMARTthem, or leave them in the home to increase the value of their home. Cheddar @ Home recently spoke with Lourdes Pena, a real estate agent with Redfin, about the latest home-buying trends. Pena advises her sellers to leave some of those smart devices in the home.

For example, if something is mounted to the wall or ceiling – like a flat-panel TV or a smart thermostat, or a sound system, the sellers will likely leave that. Home owners may want to bring their wireless cameras or appliances to their next home, so it’s best to check with your agent to be sure.

Pena also shared a few other home-buying tips, including:
1. Location. Consider where you want to buy. Should it be in a good school district? Do you want an easy commute?  How about a nice “walking score?”
2. Finances. You’ll want to know what you can afford before you start your search. Pena also recommends to get pre-approved for a loan before you start searching so your dream home doesn’t get snatched up before you can put the money down.

3. Build the team. Get recommendations from family or friends about a good real estate agent and a mortgage lender.

For those sellers looking to upgrade before they list their home on the market, here are a few ways to connect and control your home and make it more comfortable and secure. And, best of luck to those new home buyers as the Spring market heats up!

Amazing Smart Home Combos That Will Make Your Life Easier

Amazing Smart Home Combos That Will Make Your Life Easier

Research shows that buying a connected thermostat is often the “gateway” into purchasing other smart-home products…most often resulting in the purchase of a smart speaker, like the Echo Dot. So why not take a dive and get them both at the same? Afterall, research shows that a single smart home device isn’t enough for about 1 in 6 households.

The integration of the Echo with the thermostat allows you to control the temperature of your home with a simple voice command. It’s as easy as, “Alexa, set the temperature to 72.” The duo can help you stay comfortable and better manage your energy usage during the hot summer months. When you’re leaving the house for the day, you can ask Alexa to turn up your A/C as you rush out the door to work or to drop your kids off at summer camp.

Best Buy’s bundle deal works with all Honeywell Home Wi-Fi thermostats, at a range of price points and features. All five have Smart Response technology, which provides “just right” temperatures by identifying your preferred heating and cooling cycles. Each one also integrates with your smartphone, allowing you to control the temperature of your home from anywhere.

Take a look, and choose the one that best fits you.

NEW Honeywell Home T9 Smart Thermostat with Smart Room Sensor

Get precise temperature control with the Smart Room Sensor – it can monitor and help regulate temperature and humidity levels room by room, based on occupancy or a specific schedule that you choose.

NEW Honeywell Home T9 Smart Thermostat

The T9 uses geofencing technology to help automate your home’s temperature controls. It has an interactive, high-quality display with easy-to-navigate menus.

Honeywell Home T5+ Smart Programmable Touch-Screen Wi-Fi Thermostat

In addition to Smart Response, the T5+ also automatically changes from heat to cool to provide maximum comfort. Built in smart alerts send push notifications to remind you to change your filter or warn of extreme outdoor temperatures. Geofence technology uses your smartphone’s location to adjust the temperature when you’re away and when you return.

Honeywell Home Smart Color Thermostat with Wi-Fi Connectivity

Built for comfort AND design aesthetics, this thermostat features a large, customizable color touchscreen display that allows you to create a unique look to match or accent your homes décor.

Honeywell Home – 7 Day Programmable Thermostat with Wi-Fi Capability

Large, easy to read display with 7-day programming and up to 4 program periods per day. Clock keeps working during power failures and automatically adjusts for daylight savings time.

So, if you were ever thinking about jumping into the smart home game, take advantage of Best Buy’s bundle offer, and let the smart thermostat and Echo Dot be your gateway. Soon you’ll be hooked and may even want to reap the benefits of a whole-home monitoring solution, controlling everything from your door locks, to your office lamp with the swipe of a finger.

Goodbye smart home novice; hello envy of the neighborhood.

Need a New Thermostat? Buy a Smart One

Need a New Thermostat? Buy a Smart One

The T9 Smart Thermostat for smart home enthusiast.

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The T9 senses the temperatures in the rooms you care about most. Focus on the rooms you choose as a part of your set schedule, or allow comfort to go where you go as you move about your home. Then, help save energy when you leave.

Place Smart Room Sensors where you want to see each room’s temperature and humidity. Use the multi-room display on the thermostat’s touchscreen or in the app to easily focus on rooms either based on their occupancy or according to a specific schedule you choose.

When focused on multiple rooms, the T9 will work towards creating an average temperature, balancing the needs across the whole home.

Purchase the T9 bundled with a sensor, and expand the system by adding up to 20 additional sensors.

With the Honeywell Home app, using geofencing the T9 knows when you’re coming and going, so no matter your schedule, you can always come home to comfort and save energy when you’re away.

The T9 learns your home’s heating and cooling cycles to help deliver the optimal temperature at the right time. Plus you can be alerted when it’s time to change your filters and when temperatures get too high or low.

It’s easy to incorporate the T9 into your home system. Our partners integrate through the Works with Honeywell Home program so you can control your devices the way you want.

10 Ways to Protect Your Home While Away On Vacation

10 Ways to Protect Your Home While Away On Vacation

Since a vacation might be something you enjoy only one or two times per year, it’s easy to get excited about what to pack and what you’ll see while you’re away. However, it’s important not to overlook home security during this time, especially since you won’t be around. To help increase your security and peace of mind, take into account the home protection tips below.

1. Plug Electronics Into Timers

Avoid a dark and empty looking home by installing timers on a few of your electronics, such as the TVs and lamps. The best type of timer is one that works at random intervals so the electronics don’t turn on at the same time every day.

2. Plan for Mail Collection

You can easily contact USPS to hold your mail while you’re on vacation. Alternatively, you can ask a trusted neighbor to pick up packages and mail for you and store them at their house.

3. Install a Security System

If you are away often, a home security system is one of the best investments you can make. This is especially true now that home automation and wifi video surveillance make it easy to see everything right from your phone. In fact, with many systems, you can log onto your app, look at videos, turn lights on, change your thermostat, and even lock/unlock doors.

4. Plan for Trash Collection

To make it look like you are home, ask a neighbor to take your bins out and put them away once trash has been collected.

5. Invite Someone Over

If you have a friend or family member who needs some extra cash (or time away from home), invite them to be a house sitter.

6. Keep Your Home Maintained

A home with a lawn that isn’t mowed is a clear signal that someone is unlikely to be home. Hire someone to come by and take care of your landscaping for you.

7. Don’t Post Online

Posting online that you’re leaving is a bad idea, especially if your accounts are public. Don’t let others know you’re going to be away from home. Instead, talk about your vacation when you’re back and are going to be home regularly.

8. Set Up Cameras

If you don’t want a full-on home security system, then consider using wifi video surveillance. With this, you can log onto an app and have a real-time view of the camera footage.

9. Use a Video Doorbell

One great investment you can make in home automation is a video doorbell. With this, you’ll be able to see and talk to who is at your door right when they ring the doorbell. 

10. Keep Your Garage Door Opener

If you keep your garage door opener in your vehicle, take it out and place it somewhere safe. It’s also recommended to lock your garage door, even if this is something you don’t normally need to do.

By using the tips above, you can keep your home safe, even while you’re far away. More importantly, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that your home is fully protected at all times.