Smart Thermostats

March 28, 2017

If you’re on the lookout for a way to keep your home comfortable and save on your utilities at the same time, look at installing a smart thermostat. Smart thermostats will learn your preferences and schedule. That means they can heat and cool your space when you need it, and reduce the energy being used when you’re not there. You can even manage them using your smartphone, tablet or computer—making them more accessible and responsive than conventional systems.

The Lennox iComfort® thermostats were created to enhance energy efficiency and provide homeowners with feedback on energy usage and notifications when the HVAC system needs attention. Some models can learn the patterns within your household and tailor your heating and cooling to keep things comfortable. All of the models can be set up remotely.

The largest energy consumer in your home is generally your HVAC system. A programmable or smart thermostat can help you more effectively manage your home’s energy utilization. If you’re looking for a smart thermostat, here’s what you should watch for:
  • Compatibility—Your thermostat should easily work with your HVAC system. When picking out a thermostat, consider the model and other factors such as how many zones you need to control.
  • Style—You don’t want an eyesore in the middle of your home. iComfort series thermostats give you the option of upload a personal photo to use as a screensaver. You can choose an image that matches your decorating style or showcases your family.
  • Scheduling—Your thermostat should be able to manage the temperature in your home based on when you’re at home or elsewhere.
  • Reliability—Your thermostat should have the capacity to hold the temperature near your desired setting. The iComfort thermostat keeps the temperature within 0.5 degrees of the chosen setting.

Want to learn more about your options? Call the experts at Colvin's Heating and Cooling at 816-379-3918 or schedule an appointment online. We’ll answer any questions you have!