Smart Thermostats03/28/2017When it comes to keeping your home comfortable and saving yourself some money, a smart thermostat is what you need. Today’s smart thermostats take things one or two steps more. They can study your habits and your calendar to heat and cool your house when you need it, and reduce energy when you’re not home. They’re specially made and adaptable and you can interact with them using your smartphone, tablet or computer. The Lennox iComfort® thermostats contain many beneficial qualities that go well beyond the capabilities of the traditional thermostat, or even a more modern programmable thermostat. They’re built to improve energy efficiency and provide homeowners with pointers on energy usage and alerts when the HVAC system needs care. Users can remotely program these thermostats and some types can even learn your family’s behaviors and modify heating and cooling to keep things comfortable. Your HVAC system is most likely the largest energy consumer in your home. With a programmable or smart thermostat, you’ll get superior control of your HVAC system and effectively direct your home's energy usage. Here are some things to search for: It should be able to keep 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 ready to direct your heating and cooling based on whether you’re at home or away. Your thermostat should be well-suited with your HVAC system. You need to consider its model and specific things like how many zones you need to manage. It should look pleasant—not like an eyesore in the middle of that gallery wall. iComfort gives you the choice of using a personal photo, like a family portrait or something that adds to your ambiance, to use as a screensaver. Are you ready to learn even more? Call the experts at Colvin's Inc at 816-630-2702 and we’ll answer your questions and show you the choices we can set up for you. You can even set up an appointment with us online.