How To Connect A Honeywell Thermostat To Google Home

How To Connect A Honeywell Thermostat To Google Home

Anthony Barnes

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It is important to know exactly how to control your thermostat to prevent your house from being too hot or too cold.

Constantly standing up to adjust the thermostat can be tiring, especially when you are comfortable.

How can you avoid becoming distracted when you remember that you need to turn the thermostat off? Is there an easier way?

Connecting your Honeywell thermostat (see also ‘How To Connect A Honeywell Thermostat To Wi-Fi: All Models‘) to Google Home can help you to adjust your thermostat and turn it off just by using your voice.

Say goodbye to all of the times when you forget to adjust your thermostat as you are in a different room, but now, you can do it in the middle of a chore just by using your voice!

This article will show you how to connect your Honeywell thermostat (see also our guide to clearing the schedule on Honeywell Thermostats) to Google Home to make it easier to adjust your thermostat.

You can find out more about connecting your thermostat to Google Home properly here. 

What Are Google Home And Google Assistant?

Google Home is a smart speaker that can act as a speaker and play music, and you can also control it with your voice as Google Assitant is built-in.

Google Assistant is similar to Alexa as you can control it with your voice and control your thermostat, play music, call people, and much more. 

As Google Home has Google Assitant built-in, this is how you can control your Honeywell thermostat (see also ‘Honeywell Thermostat Blinking Cool On? Check Out These Troubleshooting Tips’) with your voice.

It is very popular and it allows you to easily control your devices just by using your voice. 

What Honeywell Thermostats Can Be Used?

Your thermostat must be a smart thermostat to be used to connect it to Google Home.

If the thermostat is not a smart one, you will not be able to control the thermostat with your voice. 

Any of the Honeywell smart thermostat devices can be connected to Google Home and controlled using your voice.

If the thermostat is not smart, you will not be able to control it with your voice, so make sure that it is a smart thermostat before trying to connect it. 

Where To Start

To connect your Honeywell thermostat to Google Home, you need to download the apps to make it work.

On either Google Play or the App Store, you will need to download Honeywell Home, Total Connect Comfort, and Google Home. 

How To Connect A Honeywell Thermostat To Google Home

After you have downloaded the apps, you are ready to connect your thermostat.

Without the apps, you will not be able to connect your thermostat to your Google Home, so make sure that they are downloaded before you begin. 

To connect it to Google Home, the thermostat needs to be smart. This will allow you to pair the thermostat to the Google Home, otherwise, it will not be able to connect. 

How To Connect A Honeywell Thermostat To Google Home

Below you will find instructions on how to connect your Honeywell thermostat to Google Home so you can control the thermostat with your voice.

You must follow all of the steps to make sure that you properly connect your thermostat to your Google Home device, otherwise, it won’t work properly.

Read The Manual

Firstly, you need to read the manual that came with your Honeywell thermostat and set it up by following the instructions.

Carefully read the instructions and make sure that the thermostat is set up correctly before you start trying to connect it. 

Connect Your Device To WiFi

You need to have access to a tablet or smartphone to connect your Honeywell thermostat (see also ‘Battery Replacement In Honeywell Thermostatsis’) to Google Home.

Make sure that your tablet or smartphone is connected to the same WiFi as the Google Home device to make sure that it connects properly. 

Open Google Home On Your Device

On either your tablet or smartphone, open the Google Home app and set it up.

Make sure that the Google account that you are using on the app is the same one that is connected to your Google Home.

You need to connect the thermostat using this app, so download it if you haven’t already.

If the app is frozen or won’t load, delete it and redownload it. 

How To Connect A Honeywell Thermostat To Google Home

Once you have opened the app, you need to find ‘Menu’ at the top of the page.

The button should be found on the left-hand side, and once you find it, click on it to open the ‘Menu’.

Next, click ‘Home’, then ‘Devices’, and then press ‘Add’ at the bottom of the page. 

You can then see all of the devices that can be connected. Once you find your Honeywell thermostat, click it and follow the steps to connect it to the Google Home device.

After the devices have successfully connected, you can press ‘Done’. 

Assigning The Thermostat To A Room

Once you have finished connecting the Honeywell thermostat to Google Home, you need to then assign the thermostat to a room.

This will allow you to use the thermostat using Google Home. You can find the instructions on how to do this correctly below!

Open The Google Home App

To assign the Honeywell thermostat to a room, you will need to reopen the Google Home app on your tablet or smartphone.

You can then relocate the ‘Menu’ button at the top of the screen on the left and click on it.

Once you open ‘Menu’, you can then find the button called ‘Rooms’. Click on ‘Rooms’ and then press ‘Add’ at the bottom of the screen in the right-hand corner. 

Add The Room

To add the room to the app, you need to press either ‘Add A New Room’ or ‘Select A Room’.

These will allow you to either add a new room or an existing room as the assigned room for the Honeywell thermostat

If you want to add a new room, click ‘Add A New Room’ and then find the button that says ‘Custom Room Tab’.

Once you click on that, it asks you to enter the name of the room that you want to be the assigned room. After you have filled it in, press ‘OK’. 

Once you have added the room, you need to then connect the thermostat to that room.

There is a box next to the name of the device that you want to add to the room, so find the thermostat, and then click on the box to connect them. You then need to press ‘Done’ when you are finished. 

Test Out The Voice Commands

One of the most popular features of connecting your Honeywell thermostat to Google Home is being able to control the thermostat with your voice.

This is very handy and it allows people to control the temperature in their homes easily and quickly. 

When your first pair your devices, you should try to practice using voice commands to control the thermostat.

You cannot make the instructions for the thermostat too complicated as it won’t be able to control them.

You need to make the commands simple, and here are some examples to help you. 

  • Ok Google, make the temperature cooler
  • Ok Google, make the temperature warmer by 5 degrees
  • Ok Google, turn the thermostat off
  • Ok Google, turn the heating on

These commands are simple enough for Google Home to understand and it will be able to follow your instructions to set the thermostat to the right temperature.

How To Connect A Honeywell Thermostat To Google Home

The first few times that you use the voice commands, check the thermostat has adjusted how you want it to make sure that your commands are working correctly. 

If your commands are working correctly and the thermostat has adjusted how you want, then you are simplifying the commands enough.

If you use voice control and the thermostat isn’t changing, speak louder and simplify the commands.

If this still doesn’t work, you will need to contact a professional as there may be a problem. 

How To Find Out If You Can Connect Your Thermostat To Google Home

If you are unsure if your Honeywell thermostat can connect to Google Home, you need to make sure that it is a smart thermostat otherwise it will not be able to.

You can also work out if your thermostat can be connected to Google Home if you have already used the apps called Honeywell Home App or Honeywell Total Connect Comfort app. 

If you have connected to these apps before, you should be able to connect the thermostat to Google Home.

The Honeywell apps work similarly as you can control your thermostat through them, so you should be able to connect to Google Home as well. 

Can Google Home Control Everything On Your Thermostat?

Google Home can control your whole thermostat just with your voice. You can turn the thermostat on and off, set it to a specific temperature, turn down the thermostat, and turn it up.

You can control all of these things with your voice, but you just need to remember that you need to simplify the commands otherwise it won’t work. 

It is very easy to control the thermostat with your voice and you can control everything on the thermostat with simplified commands. 

Final Thoughts

To conclude, it is very easy to connect your Honeywell thermostat to Google Home by following the instructions.

Firstly, you need to set up the apps, and then you can follow the steps to connect the thermostat to your Google Home device.

Make sure that you do not miss any steps out as it will not work properly.

It is important to remember that you need to simplify the voice commands. If they are too complicated, they won’t be able to work.

If your thermostat still doesn’t work after simplifying the commands, call a professional to help as they may be a fault.

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By Anthony Barnes

Anthony Barnes is the founder of Water Heater Hub and a second-generation plumber by profession. Before developing Water Heater Hub, Anthony Barnes was a full-time plumber, and he has undertaken a wide variety of projects over the decades. As a second-generation plumber, it was easy for Anthony to get used to the technicalities of all from a tender age