Smart Thermostats03/28/2017When it comes to keeping your home warm 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 pick up on your preferences and your calendar to heat and cool your house when you need it, and cut back on energy when you’re not home. They’re tailored and adaptable and you can work with them using your smartphone, tablet or computer. The Lennox iComfort® thermostats contain many beneficial characteristics that go well beyond the potential of the traditional thermostat, or even a more contemporary programmable thermostat. They’re designed to enhance energy efficiency and provide homeowners with suggestions on energy usage and warnings when the HVAC system needs attention. Users can remotely program these thermostats and some styles can even learn your family’s habits and customize 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 receive superior control of your HVAC system and effectively direct your home's energy usage. Here are some things to hunt for: It should be able to hold your home’s temperature very similar 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 direct your heating and cooling centered on whether you’re at home or away. Your thermostat should be compatible with your HVAC system. You need to take into account its model and unique things like how many zones you need to work with. It should look good—not like a blemish in the middle of that living room mantel. iComfort gives you the option of uploading a personal photo, like a family portrait or something that adds to your décor, to use as a screensaver. Are you ready to learn even more? Call the technicians at Arrings A/C & Heating at 281-713-8304 and we’ll answer your questions and demonstrate the possibilities we can set up for you. You can even set up an appointment with us online.