Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 35
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bacchus Best model you offer but not stocked
Brand is commonly used by HVAC professionals. It is well made and reliable.
September 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wanatah Very satisfied
Easy to install . Looks nice and large numbers make it easy read.
September 12, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JohnS Works with heat pumps
The UP400 thermostat is a nice, large touch-screen thermostat with simple controls.In my case, it replaced a non-touch-screen thermostat on a single-stage heat pump system. It was easy to install and easy to program. It has a 7-day feature which allows you to have a separate program for each day of the week. This is very important as many people these days, do not have a fixed schedule each day.
The programming also allowed me to make changes across the whole week, for those that do have a similar schedule all week long.
You can even change the color of the frame (a paper insert) to match 5 colors of your interior. (White, Silver, green, yellow, beige).
Because mine was a heat pump, the wiring instructions were confusing. Depending on whether you have a Rheem heat pump or some other brand, you may have different color wires that need connecting. (Technically, Rheem and other brands switch the way their reversing valves work.) So it took me some online research to determine the correct way to wire my Rheem heat pump. I wish the instructions were a little more clear on that point.
I especially like the 3-year warranty, the large numerical display, and the one-touch pre-programmed temperature changes (home, sleep,away holds).
You will need 2 AA batteries.
December 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BobO Controls 2 Separate (Heat & AC) Units! - Great Touch Screen - Simple to program
We have a forced hot water -oil furnace system for heat (2 wires) and an after market central air AC unit (3 wires) and this unit will run both of them on program or manually. Just remove the jumper between RC and RH and line up the wires accordingly and you're done.
Programming this unit was by far the easiest ever. They preset logical times and temps for both heat and cool so you just have to nudge it up or down and your done. Also, the copy/paste feature is great because you only have to press the button once for the first days' settings to be copied for all week, literally 2 seconds to program the whole week after the first day.
I found that installation was easy but unlike the model down from this one (UP300), they did not provide the mini screw driver, but it wasn't a real issue - just had to go dig one out. The battery compartment was a bit of a problem because the batteries would not stay in place, they would pop out when placing the unit up to the wall to plug into the base plate. I had to tape them in place. Strange design, maybe it was the cheapo batteries (a little smaller in diameter? I doubt it).
The touch screen is large and very easy to read and is very sensitive, responds well to the touch. Our last touch screen thermostat was dark and needed a stylus which still didn't work sometimes. This unit is way better and costs less.
The face plate has 4 interchangeable color inserts if you choose to use them, otherwise it's white.
This is a really good thermostat and I recommend this because it works very well, is easy to program and is priced right.
December 7, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PEANUT INNOVATIVE AND EASY TO READ THERMOSTAT
I was a little unsure whether to pick this thermostat from White Rodgers because I have not heard of this brand before. I can now say that this thermostat was not only easy to install but also looks nice and functions flawlessly. The large easy to read touch screen display lets you see temp in room without having to walk up to thermostat. The original faceplate can be removed and replaced with a clear faceplate with either a beige, silver, light yellow or mint green colored insert allowing it to blend into different wall colors. This thermostat works with virtually any heating/ cooling system, saves you on your energy costs and includes several very useful features that you can program it to do. I installed mine in my computer room with the beige insert to blend into the wall. It is programmed to lower temp during the day and go back up to higher temp in late afternoon.
December 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Keith SIMPLE OR COMPLEX...YOU CHOOSE
We were concerned about the rise in our energy bill...concerned that it is a trend that won't reverse anytime soon. We decided to get a better handle on our heating and cooling costs by going programmable. This thermostat was the answer. It has all of the features we wanted and none of the features we didn't.
The touchscreen is large enough to see easily, even with my eyes. It has 7-day programming that is quite easy to set up. It comes preprogrammed with a scenario that doesn't work for our family, but could work for some and if that's the case you don't have to do any programming...just turn it on. If, like us, you need to make changes, there are built-in features to make that easier. For instance, if you want every day to be the same, there is a cut and paste feature for that. Another handy feature locks your settings so that no one can change them, intentionally or accidentally.
The wiring is fairly straight forward. They have included adhesive labels to mark your existing wires as you remove them from the old one. There is also a chart to ensure you hook the right wire to the right terminal on the new one.
We replaced our old Honeywell mercury dial thermo with this one. The only thing I feel will be a downside is having to change the batteries. With the old ones you never had to worry about it. In the instructions manual, it says in bold letters..."Your house could freeze or overheat when batteries get too low. Batteries must be changed when the low battery symbol appears on the screen". That makes me a little bit nervous, but it has another feature, when the batteries get low it will automatically lower or raise the temperature 10 degrees to warn you.
This thermostat has many more features that you can choose to use or not. Like the old ones, you can set the blower to "auto" or "continuous". One I think I might like is the maintenance reminders...to change your filter(s). You can also over-ride the programming temporarily if need, without have to redo the settings afterward. There are a number of additional optional features that may be helpful. I like simple so I probably won't use all of them but that's another plus for this thermo, you can do simple or varying degrees of complex.
November 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Georges Best thermostat ever
Please, give yourself a favor, buy this thermostat.
You can't go wrong.
It's better than all the expensive thermostat out there but it's not expensive and has all the futures the expensive thermostats have.
Large touch screen display,easy to read,easy to install, and easy to program.
July 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chris Attractive with many features
This programmable thermostat includes a large display that is easy to read. Tap the screen and the backlight comes on.
It took about 6 minutes to install on a 4-wire system. In case you are wondering, this unit does not require the C wire to work. It looks like this stat works with many different types of heating and cooling systems.
My wife's favorite feature, besides the large display, is the interchangeable decorative face plate. I installed it with the plain white, but she insists on putting one of the colors in.
Programming is pretty straightforward. Just follow the manual. It also has a filter reminder. I let my blower run 24/7 to keep the house temp steady, so I need to remember to change my filter.
June 23, 2015