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What extra features do I get by connecting to WiFi and registering my RTH8500WF WiFi Series WiFi Touchscreen Programmable Thermostat?

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When connected to the My Total Connect Comfort web portal and mobile app, the 8000 WiFi gains access to a variety of features and functionality. In addition to the thermostat controls, internal settings are available, as well as settings unique to the thermostat “location” and mobile app itself.

To use your thermostat remotely, registration must first be completed at www.mytotalconnectcomfort.com. Once registered, the My Total Connect Comfort mobile app can be used to control the thermostat, as well as the web portal. (Registration can only be completed at the web portal currently)

*Integrations with 3rd party applications / devices (such as Google Home, Samsung Smart Things, etc.) can only be completed once the thermostat is registered at My Total Connect Comfort.

Smart features include:

Account Settings:

Edit My Profile – Modify your name, address, and email or delete your account

Change my password – enter a new permanent password

+Grant Customer Support Access – allows Customer Care to access your account for troubleshooting / maintenance

+Add Location – create a new location to register devices

+Grant User Access – add / remove other account holders access to your locations / devices

Location Settings:

Modify / delete the location name, type, and address. Add / remove notification contacts. Add/remove devices.

Thermostat Settings:

High temperature Notification – 32°-104° : Immediately, 15 min, 30 min, 45 min, 1-6 hrs

Low temperature notification – 32°-104° : Immediately, 15 min, 30 min, 45 min, 1-6 hrs

High humidity notification – 5%-95% : Immediately, 15 min, 30 min, 45 min, 1-6 hrs

Low humidity notification – 5%-95% : Immediately, 15 min, 30 min, 45 min, 1-6 hrs

Wi-Fi connection lost notification – 1-6 hrs offline

Failed to make changes notification – Immediately, 15 min, 30 min, 45 min, 1-6 hrs

Repeat Notification reminder – 1-6 hrs

All Clear notification - Immediately

Heat/Cool system notifications - Once

Thermostat Functions:

Setpoint: Adjust the desired temperature of your home

Mode: Change the system mode (Settings include: Heat, Cool, Off, Auto, and Em Heat [Emergency Heat] depending on the configuration of your thermostat. Auto mode is only available if your thermostat is configured to use Auto-Changeover. Emergency Heat is only available if your thermostat is configured for a heatpump with emergency heat.

Fan: Change the Fan setting. (Settings include On, Circulate and Auto). On turns the fan on permanently, Auto only turns on the fan when Heating or Cooling is being provided. Circulate runs the fan 33% of every hour.

Schedule: View / Modify the current schedule

Outdoor Weather / Forecast: Display current outdoor weather (based on zip code related to accuweather) and display 5-day forecast

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