Smart Thermostats03/28/2017When it comes to keeping your home cozy and saving yourself some cash, a smart thermostat is what you need. Today’s smart thermostats take things a few farther. They can pick up on your habits and your agenda to heat and cool your house when you need it, and save on energy when you’re not home. They’re specially made and flexible and you can work with them using your smartphone, tablet or computer. The Lennox iComfort® thermostats contain many beneficial features that go further than the potential of the traditional thermostat, or even a more up-to-date programmable thermostat. They’re built to enhance energy efficiency and offer homeowners with pointers on energy usage and signals when the HVAC system needs maintenance. Users can remotely program these thermostats and some types can even learn your family’s behaviors and tailor heating and cooling to keep things cozy. Your HVAC system is usually the largest energy consumer in your home. With a programmable or smart thermostat, you’ll receive top control of your HVAC system and efficiently direct your home's energy usage. Here are some things to look for: It should be able to hold your home’s temperature very near to its setting—the iComfort series thermostats will set the temperature within 0.5 degree of its setting. The programmable thermostat should be ready to direct your heating and cooling based on whether you’re at home or away. Your thermostat should be compatible with your HVAC system. You need to consider its model and special things like how many zones you need to work with. It should look nice—not like a monstrosity in the middle of that living room mantel. iComfort gives you the option of adding a personal photo, like a family portrait or something that supplements your design style, to use as a screensaver. Are you ready to learn even more? Call the technicians at Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc at 224-699-9229 and we’ll answer your questions and demonstrate the possibilities we can set up for you. You can even arrange an appointment with us online.