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Full Color, High-Definition, Touchscreen Programmable Thermostat Introduced by Honeywell

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today introduced the Prestige(TM), a high-definition, full color, touchscreen, wireless-enabled, programmable thermostat. Designed for homes, the thermostat helps homeowners maximize savings by reducing heating and cooling costs.

Prestige's patented, interview-based interface walks a homeowner through the set-up process by asking a series of questions such as "What time does the first person wake-up in the morning?" or "What time do you go to sleep at night?" The answers help the thermostat program itself -- no owner's manual needed.

"Prestige is designed for homeowners looking for the ultimate in comfort control," says John Tyhacz, vice president and general manager for Honeywell's home comfort and energy systems business. "It is easy-to-use and helps homeowners make better decisions about their energy use."

Prestige's built-in wireless technology allows it to communicate with other Honeywell RedLink(TM) wireless devices including the Portable Comfort Control(TM), a hand-held device that senses temperature in any room of the house, gives homeowners the control to adjust temperature from anywhere in the house.

Additional benefits:

  • Graphic user interface displays information in an easy-to-understand format.
  • On-board user's manual provides definitions and directions for each display screen.
  • Ability to customize the display in one of three languages: English, French or Spanish

When properly installed by an HVAC contractor, and used as directed, Honeywell estimates that homeowners can cut annual heating and cooling cost up to 33 percent -- or by $200 each year -- depending on geographic location.

These products are available now through contractors. Visit to learn more about the Honeywell's full suite of wireless products.

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