Smart Thermostats03/28/2017When it comes to keeping your home comfortable and saving yourself some cash, a smart thermostat is your best friend. Today’s smart thermostats take things a few farther. They can pick up on your habits and your schedule to heat and cool your house when you require it, and save on energy when you’re not home. They’re customizable and flexible and you can work with them using your smartphone, tablet or computer. The Lennox iComfort® thermostats include many beneficial characteristics that go further than the capabilities of the traditional thermostat, or even a more modern programmable thermostat. They’re intended to enhance energy efficiency and provide homeowners with suggestions on energy usage and warnings when the HVAC system needs maintenance. Users can remotely program these thermostats and some models can even learn your family’s patterns and customize heating and cooling to keep things comfortable. Your HVAC system is usually the biggest energy consumer in your home. With a programmable or smart thermostat, you’ll get top control of your HVAC system and efficiently manage your home's energy usage. Here are some things to search for: It should be able to set 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 based on whether you’re at home or absent. 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 control. It should look pleasant—not like an eyesore in the middle of that gallery wall. iComfort gives you the option of uploading a personal photo, like a family portrait or something that adds to your décor, to use as a screensaver. Are you ready to learn even more? Call the technicians at Farnell Mechanical, Inc. at 334-524-2458 and we’ll answer your questions and educate you on the possibilities we can install for you. You can even arrange an appointment with us online.