Smart Thermostats03/28/2017When it comes to keeping your home warm and saving yourself some expenses, a smart thermostat is your best friend. Today’s smart thermostats take things a few more. They can study your routine and your calendar to heat and cool your house when you need it, and cut back on energy when you’re not home. They’re specially made and flexible and you can collaborate with them using your smartphone, tablet or computer. The Lennox iComfort® thermostats include many beneficial characteristics that go past the capabilities of the traditional thermostat, or even a more contemporary programmable thermostat. They’re designed to improve energy efficiency and provide homeowners with feedback on energy usage and alerts when the HVAC system needs attention. Users can remotely program these thermostats and some types can even pick up on your family’s behaviors and modify heating and cooling to keep things cozy. Your HVAC system is usually the biggest energy consumer in your home. With a programmable or smart thermostat, you’ll gain top control of your HVAC system and successfully oversee your home's energy usage. Here are some things to look for: It should be able to hold your home’s temperature very close to its setting—the iComfort series thermostats will keep the temperature within 0.5 degree of its setting. The programmable thermostat should be able to operate your heating and cooling dependent on whether you’re at home or not. Your thermostat should be well-suited with your HVAC system. You need to consider its model and specific things like how many zones you need to manage. It should look pleasant—not like a monstrosity in the middle of that living room mantel. iComfort gives you the option of uploading a personal photo, like a family portrait or something that complements your décor, to use as a screensaver. Are you ready to learn even more? Call the experts at Air Temperature Control at 478-784-1109 and we’ll answer your questions and educate you on the choices we can install for you. You can even arrange an appointment with us online.