Lyric™ Thermostat


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Your life doesn’t follow a set schedule. So why should your thermostat? You can control the Lyric™ Thermostat from anywhere, or let it manage your comfort and savings automatically, so there’s no learning curve, no rigid scheduling — just comfort when you’re home and energy savings when you’re away.
Setup is simple and easy. Verify compatibility with your home heating and cooling system, and then remove your existing thermostat. Then you’ll be ready for the step-by-step instructions for installing Lyric.
Comfort. Savings. Life. Perfectly in tune.

Lyric was designed for living — crazy schedules, spur-of-the-moment activities and having your smartphone with you wherever you go. Lyric automatically adjusts when you leave and return to give you savings and comfort. You can control Lyric from anywhere or let it manage automatically. No more middle-of-the-night trips to the thermostat. Lyric also alerts you about its system status. Is it time to change the filter? You don’t have to check. Lyric lets you know.

  • Honeywell’s classic round design
  • 3-inch diameter polished glass face
  • 1-inch beveled depth
  • Motion-sense illumination
  • Simplified touch screen interface
  • Professional installation
Uses your smartphone’s location to automatically save energy when you’re away and ensure comfort when you return home
Smart Cues™
Deliver messages to your smartphone to alert of upcoming filter changes or extreme temperatures
Fine Tune™
Considers both humidity and temperature so that your temperature always feels the same
  • Model number: RCH9300WF
  • Product dimensions: 3-3/4 in. diameter x 3/4 in. deep
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Lyric™ Thermostat

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Lyric compatibility with heating/cooling systems

  • The Lyric thermostat works with common 24-volt systems such as forced air,hydronic, heat pump, oil, gas and electric
  • Does not work with electric baseboard heating (120/240V)
  • Minimum requirements = a compatible 802.11 b/g/n wireless router and a smartphone or tablet with Android 2.3 and above or iOS 7 and above is required

Simply choose the installation instructions option you prefer:

App-Guided Installation

Search “Lyric” in the App Store or Google Play. Download the Lyric app to your smartphone or tablet. The app will walk you through the installation process.

Video-Guided Installation

Watch a video demonstration below of a Lyric installation from start to finish.

Installation Guide PDF

Download the Installation Guide in the resources section below for detailed instructions on installing Lyric.


Identifying your heating and cooling system type
Lyric App iPhone
Lyric App - Install
Lyric App-Tablet


The Lyric thermostat is designed to work on most low voltage heating and cooling systems, at 24 Volts. Gas and oil furnaces, heat pumps, and hot water systems are examples of these low voltage systems. The thermostat can also support multi stage systems with more than one stage of heating and cooling. The Lyric thermostat does not work for 110V or higher line voltage systems, such as electric baseboard heaters. Thick black, red or white wires connected with wire nuts running to your existing thermostat will typically mean you have a high voltage system. If your system is high voltage, we will help you find another compatible thermostat. To identify your home heating and cooling system type, click here. If your system is high voltage, we will help you find another compatible thermostat.
In order to ensure your home will be compatible with the Lyric thermostat, we’ve compiled the following list of common Wi-Fi routers, listed by manufacturer. Locate the model number and manufacturer of your home Wi-Fi router. Find your router in the list, and then consult the “Compatible” section to see if your router will be compatible with the Lyric thermostat. Note that this is not an exhaustive list of compatible routers. Due to the wide number of routers on the market, we're unable to test all of them, nor can we test routers provided by your internet service provider. Unfortunately, many routers provided by internet service providers are not compliant with the low-power features that the Lyric depends on.

Manufacturer Model Number Compatible
Apple MC414LLA Yes
Apple ME918LLA Yes
Belkin F9K1001 No
Belkin F9K1002 No
Belkin F9K1102 Yes
Belkin F9K1105TT Yes
Belkin F9K1113 Yes
Comcast / Technicolor TC8305C Yes
Edimax BR-6228nS No
Linksys Group E1200 Yes
Linksys Group E2500 Yes
Linksys Group EA3500 Yes
Linksys Group EA6200 Yes
Linksys Group EA6300 Yes
Linksys Group EA6400 Yes
Linksys Group EA6500 Yes
Linksys Group EA6900 Yes
Netgear Inc R6100100PAS Yes
Netgear Inc R6250100NAS Yes
Netgear Inc R6300100NAS Yes
Netgear Inc R7000100NAS Yes
Netgear Inc R7000100PAS Yes
Netgear Inc WNDR3400100NAS Yes
Netgear Inc WNDR4300100NAS Yes
Netgear Inc WNR1000100NAS Yes
Netgear Inc WNR2000100NAS Yes
Sweex LV050V2 No
Trendnet TEW-650AP No
Zyxel HBG-418N No

If you are installing and configuring your Lyric for the first time, your app will walk through a step-by-step guide as the final chapter of installation. This occurs after you’ve powered on your Lyric thermostat, configured the HVAC settings and connected your thermostat to your home’s Wi-Fi network.

First, you’ll want to be as close as possible to the thermostat. The geofence will be drawn around the current location of your smartphone. Lyric will temporarily turn on your phone’s GPS to determine the precise location of your thermostat.

NOTE, the GPS receiver in your phone is exclusively used during this configuration step. The geofencing feature does not require a GPS signal and won’t have a noticeable impact on your battery life.
NOTE: if your thermostat is installed in the basement or interior of your home, you may want to step toward a window to assure your phone is able to determine its location.

You’ll see a map of your neighborhood, with a blue dot at the center representing your current location. The blue circle represents the current size of your geofence. When you leave the circle, The Shortcut with the default name of “I’m Leaving Home” will change your thermostat’s setpoint to your preferred “Away” temperature. When you cross from the outside to the inside of the geofence boundary, the Shortcut with the default name of “When I Arrive” will change your thermostat’s setpoint to your preferred “Home” temperature.

To set your geofence size, drag the black dot on the blue circle (your geofence boundary) in or out until it’s at your preferred distance. You can think of the dotted black line between your home and your geofence as the balance between comfort (closest to the black dot) and savings (closest to the blue dot). You can always come back and adjust the size of your geofence at any time.

When your geofence is where you’d like it, tap Save.

If you have thick wires connected with wire nuts running to your existing thermostat, you most likely have a high voltage system. Unfortunately, the Lyric thermostat will not work with these high voltage systems. If you have a high voltage system, your wires will likely be thick black, red or white wires, and your existing thermostat will often be installed on a junction box. If your system is high voltage, we will help you find another compatible thermostat.
Fine Tune is Lyric's way of making sure that when you set your thermometer to 70 degrees, it actually feels like 70 degrees. There are many factors that play into comfort beyond the indoor temperature. For example, 70 degrees Fahrenheit with 10% humidity feels very different than 70 degrees with 90% humidity. When heating or cooling your house, Fine Tune takes into account the indoor temperature, indoor humidity and outdoor weather conditions to ensure that your home will feel like your desired temperature. This may mean that the temperature reading on your Lyric is slightly different than the reading on your old thermostat or thermometer. Fine Tune is automatically activated when you set up your thermostat. If you do not wish to use Fine Tune, you can disable it from your Lyric app. Click here for directions.

Honeywell digital thermostats are designed to display the room temperature in a way similar to how people sense temperature. This means the thermostat takes into account not just the ambient air temperature but also the radiant temperature of objects in the room (i.e., wall and furniture). Room thermometers often only read ambient air temperature so they will not match the thermostat reading. Also, Honeywell thermostats do round in the display to the nearest whole number (half number in Celsius) and to the temperature setting. For example, if you have the thermostat set to 72 degrees the system will turn on and off but the inside reading on the thermostat never changes from 72. The actual temperature did fall to 71 or up to 73 and that is what turned on the heating or cooling but the thermostat display will stay at 72 to avoid jumping up and down constantly.

Push the up or down arrow buttons on the thermostat to check the temperature that the thermostat has been set to.
Honeywell offers thermostats for both low voltage (24 volts) and line voltage (120 or 240 volts) systems. The most common type of voltage from a central heating and/or cooling system is 24 volts (24Vac). The old thermostat may say somewhere on the thermostat that it is for 24 volt (24Vac) or maximum 30 volts (30Vac). If you see 120 Vac or 240 Vac on the thermostat, a low voltage thermostat will NOT work with your system. You will need a line voltage thermostat. This type of voltage is common with electric baseboard heating. Regardless of the voltage, Honeywell strongly suggests that you turn off the power to the system at the furnace, at the fuse, or at the circuit breaker panel before installing or replacing a thermostat. If you are unsure about your voltage, please contact a local heating and cooling contractor in your area for assistance.
Your thermostat is designed to control temperature to +/- 1 F. How often your heat turns on and off depends on may factors including the type of heating system you have, as well as how much your system needs to run to maintain your temperature setting (in other words, how cool or cold it is outside). A typical forced air system will cycle about five times in an hour (5CPH), this is normal. A typical hot water system would cycle less then that
Your thermostat is designed to control temperature to +/- 1 F, the cycle rate setting is one factory that helps the thermostat maintain your temperature setting. How offen your heat turns on and off depends on may factors including the type of heating system you have as well as how much your system needs to run to maintain your temperature setting (in other words, how cool or cold it is outside). A typical forced air system will cycle about five times in an hour, this is normal. A typical hot water system would cycle less then that. Every heating system type will deliver heat to the house at a slightly different rate. Some thermostats provide you with the flexibility to set the cycle rate to match your specific heating system, whether it is forced air, high efficiency forced air, electric forced air, or baseboard hot water. Your thermsotat operating manual will tell you to match the cycle rate setting to your heating system type.
A heat pump is a single system that provides both heating and cooling to the home. For example, the air conditioner may prove both heating and cooling to the home - this is called a heat pump. Often the heat pump also has some sort of backup or auxiliary heat for when it is cold outside. The backup or auxiliary heat could be electric heat strips or a fossil fuel furnace. Thermostats that control heat pumps with backup or auxiliary heat typically have an Em Heat (Emergency heat) position. When the system switch is moved to the Em Ht. position, the auxiliary heat is activated on a call for heat. The compressor is disabled.


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