Smart Thermostats03/28/2017When it comes to keeping your home comfortable and saving yourself some expenses, a smart thermostat is what you need. Today’s smart thermostats take things one or two steps farther. They can pick up on your habits and your schedule to heat and cool your house when you need it, and save on energy when you’re not home. They’re tailored and compliant 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 contemporary programmable thermostat. They’re designed to improve 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 types can even study your family’s patterns and customize heating and cooling to keep things cozy. Your HVAC system is usually the biggest energy consumer in your home. With a programmable or smart thermostat, you’ll get 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 close 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 operate your heating and cooling centered on whether you’re at home or away. 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 work with. It should look nice—not like an eyesore in the middle of that kitchen wall. iComfort gives you the option of uploading a personal photo, like a family portrait or something that complements your décor, to use as a screensaver. Are you ready to learn even more? Call the technicians at Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc at 602-997-5701 and we’ll answer your questions and demonstrate the options we can set up for you. You can even set up an appointment with us online.