Smart Thermostats

March 28, 2017

 

When it comes to keeping your home warm and saving yourself some expenses, a smart thermostat is the one for you. Today’s smart thermostats take things a couple more. They can study your preferences and your schedule to heat and cool your house when you need it, and save on energy when you’re not home. They’re specially made and compliant and you can interact with them using your smartphone, tablet or computer.

The Lennox iComfort® thermostats contain many beneficial features that go further than the capabilities of the traditional thermostat, or even a more up-to-date programmable thermostat. They’re intended to increase energy efficiency and set up homeowners with feedback on energy usage and signals when the HVAC system needs attention. Users can remotely program these thermostats and some styles can even study your family’s behaviors and tailor heating and cooling to keep things cozy.

Your HVAC system is usually the greatest energy consumer in your home. With a programmable or smart thermostat, you’ll receive the highest control of your HVAC system and effectively direct 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 maintain the temperature within 0.5 degree of its setting.
  • The programmable thermostat should be ready 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 take into account its model and specific things like how many zones you need to control.
  • It should look nice—not like a blemish in the middle of that kitchen wall. iComfort gives you the choice of uploading a personal photo, like a family portrait or something that supplements your décor, to use as a screensaver.

Are you ready to learn even more? Call the experts at Farnell Mechanical, Inc. at 334-245-4748 and we’ll answer your questions and demonstrate the options we can integrate for you.