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Smart Thermostats

March 28, 2017

 

When it comes to keeping your home warm and saving yourself some money, a smart thermostat is the one for you. Today’s smart thermostats take things one or two steps farther. They can pick up on your habits and your calendar to heat and cool your house when you want it, and save on energy when you’re not home. They’re specially made and adaptable and you can work with them using your smartphone, tablet or computer.

The Lennox iComfort® thermostats contain many beneficial characteristics that go well beyond the capabilities of the traditional thermostat, or even a more modern programmable thermostat. They’re intended to increase energy efficiency and set up homeowners with suggestions on energy usage and warnings when the HVAC system needs attention. Users can remotely program these thermostats and some styles can even learn your family’s behaviors and customize heating and cooling to keep things comfortable.

Your HVAC system is most likely the largest energy consumer in your home. With a programmable or smart thermostat, you’ll gain superior control of your HVAC system and efficiently manage your home's energy usage. Here are some things to look for:

  • It should be able to keep your home’s temperature very similar to its setting—the iComfort series thermostats will set the temperature within 0.5 degree of its setting.
  • The programmable thermostat should know how to manage your heating and cooling based on whether you’re at home or not.
  • Your thermostat should be well-suited with your HVAC system. You need to take into account its model and special things like how many zones you need to control.
  • It should look pleasant—not like an eyesore in the middle of that kitchen wall. iComfort gives you the choice of uploading a personal photo, like a family portrait or something that adds to your design style, to use as a screensaver.

Are you ready to learn even more? Call the experts at Discount Mechanical Heating & Plumbing Services at 907-202-9798 and we’ll answer your questions and educate you on the options we can set up for you.