Smart Thermostats

March 28, 2017

 

When it comes to keeping your home warm and saving yourself some cash, a smart thermostat is your best friend. Today’s smart thermostats take things a couple more. They can pick up on your preferences and your calendar to heat and cool your house when you want it, and save on energy when you’re not home. They’re tailored and flexible and you can work with them using your smartphone, tablet or computer.

The Lennox iComfort® thermostats contain many beneficial features that go well beyond the capabilities of the traditional thermostat, or even a more modern programmable thermostat. They’re designed to enhance energy efficiency and set up homeowners with suggestions on energy usage and signals when the HVAC system needs attention. Users can remotely program these thermostats and some types can even study your family’s patterns and modify heating and cooling to keep things cozy.

Your HVAC system is most likely the biggest energy consumer in your home. With a programmable or smart thermostat, you’ll gain superior 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 similar to its setting—the iComfort series thermostats will maintain the temperature within 0.5 degree of its setting.
  • The programmable thermostat should know how to operate your heating and cooling based on whether you’re at home or away.
  • Your thermostat should be fitting with your HVAC system. You need to take into account its model and unique things like how many zones you need to control.
  • It should look nice—not like a monstrosity in the middle of that kitchen wall. iComfort gives you the option 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 Point Heating & Cooling at 715-504-0533 and we’ll answer your questions and educate you on the choices we can integrate for you.