September 29, 2017 04:31 PM

Honeywell Thermostat Coverplates

When my thermostat died on me (ok, it didn't actually die, but it lost Z-Wave connectivity which meant I'd have to manually raise/lower the temperature instead of it being automated like it used to be), I started looking for a replacement. The thought of replacing it with the same model seemed easiest. I knew how to use it. My home automation system was already configured to work with the model. Plus, I wouldn't have to worry about whether or not the new thermostat would fill the (unpainted) space on the wall, which could mean a much bigger job, or a wall that doesn't look all that nice. But then I noticed I had purchased it only about 2 years ago, and that doesn't exactly leave a good taste in the mouth. I mean who wants to replace a not-so-cheap thermostat every 2 years?

So I started looking at other connected thermostats. Connected meaning something that would work with my existing home automation system. I found a really cool model, which was also a Honeywell, but it looks much better and feature-packed. However, reading the reviews revealed that it was much small than the model I was replacing. What to do...Do I purchase it, then re-paint the living room? Do I use a small amount of paint to attempt to patch the area, without making it look ridiculous? Behind the thermostat was mostly white paint, with a bit of beige, and my walls are currently blue. Not exactly a great look if any of that shows around the edges of the device.

So what did I do? None of the above. A bit more digging on Amazon, and I found some Honeywell Thermostat Coverplates. Sure, around $15 for two pieces of plastic may seem excessive. But when I compared it to the cost, time, and hassle of patching that area or painting the entire room, suddenly it seemed like a very cheap solution to my problem. With this purchase, I received two different sized coverplates. I thought the larger of the two was what I needed, but it turned out I only needed the smaller coverplate.

You can see just how awful this installation would've looked if I had just mounted the device with no coverplate, and no painting.

However, the coverplates ended up working out great. I used two screws to go through both the thermostat backplate and the coverplate right underneath it (the same two screws I pulled from the old installation, and yes, they're different sizes...don't ask, but they worked fine). ;)

It didn't take long to finish the installation, and I think it turned out great in comparison to the alternatives.
 

Review Overview

  • Functionality: 10/10
    Ease of use: 10/10
    Value: 8/10
    Overall rating: 10/10
  • 9.5/10

    Very Good

    User Rating: 4.75 (4 votes)

    Summary

    When my thermostat died on me (ok, it didn't actually die, but it lost Z-Wave connectivity which meant I'd have to manually raise/lower the temperature instead of it being automated like it used to be), I started looking for a replacement. The thoug...

Share this:
Tags:

About aaadmin

  • Website
  • Google+
  • Rss
  • Pinterest
  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn
  • Vimeo
  • Youtube
  • Flickr
  • Email

Featured Video

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to our newsletter and get exclusive deals you will not find anywhere else straight to your inbox!
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
6 + 2 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.
Ads area Ads area Ads area Ads area

Weather Forecast

New York

Today, September 25, 2018
Sunrise: 06:47
Sunset: 18:47
12:00-18:00

Heavy rain

Heavy rain
21 °C

Weather forecast from yr.no, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and the NRK

Calendar

S M T W T F S
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
 
15
 
16
 
17
 
18
 
19
 
20
 
21
 
22
 
23
 
24
 
25
 
26
 
27
 
28
 
29
 
30