Smart Thermostats03/28/2017When 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 few beyond. They can study your preferences and your agenda to heat and cool your house when you want it, and cut back 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 past the abilities of the traditional thermostat, or even a more up-to-date programmable thermostat. They’re intended to increase energy efficiency and provide homeowners with pointers on energy usage and alerts when the HVAC system needs maintenance. Users can remotely program these thermostats and some models can even pick up on your family’s habits 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 top control of your HVAC system and effectively manage your home's energy usage. Here are some things to search for: It should be able to hold 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 manage 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 consider its model and special things like how many zones you need to manage. It should look nice—not like a blemish in the middle of that gallery wall. iComfort gives you the option of uploading a personal photo, like a family portrait or something that supplements your décor, to use as a screensaver. Are you ready to learn even more? Call the technicians at Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning at 509-397-3622 and we’ll answer your questions and show you the choices we can install for you. You can even set up an appointment with us online.