Smart Thermostats Posted March 28, 2017 If you’re looking for a way to keep your home comfortable and save on your utilities at the same time, think about installing a smart thermostat. Smart thermostats can learn your preferences and schedule. That means they can heat and cool your house when you need it, and cutdown the energy being used when you’re not there. You can even interact with them using your smartphone, tablet or computer—making them more accessible and flexible than conventional systems. The Lennox iComfort® thermostats were created to improve energy efficiency and provide homeowners with feedback on energy usage and notifications when the HVAC system needs care. Some models can learn the patterns within your household and personalize heating and cooling to keep things comfortable. All of the models can be managed 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 keep an eye out for: Compatibility—Your thermostat should be compatible with your HVAC system. When picking out a thermostat, think about the model and other factors such as how many zones you need to handle. Style—You don’t need an eyesore in the middle of your home. iComfort series thermostats give you the choice to upload a personal photo to use as a screensaver. You can pick a background that matches your decorating style or showcases your family. Scheduling—Your thermostat should be able to manage the temperature in your home based on the times you’re at home or away. Reliability—A programmable thermostat should have the ability to hold the temperature close to your desired setting. The iComfort thermostat keeps the temperature within 0.5 degrees of the requested setting. Want to hear more about your options? Call the experts at Patterson & Stirling Inc at 814-308-0416 or schedule an appointment online. We’ll answer any questions you have!