Smart Thermostats03/28/2017When it comes to keeping your home comfortable and saving yourself some cash, a smart thermostat is what you need. Today’s smart thermostats take things a couple farther. They can study your habits and your schedule to heat and cool your house when you need it, and reduce energy when you’re not home. They’re tailored and flexible and you can interact with them using your smartphone, tablet or computer. The Lennox iComfort® thermostats contain many beneficial characteristics that go further than the abilities of the traditional thermostat, or even a more modern programmable thermostat. They’re designed to improve energy efficiency and set up homeowners with pointers on energy usage and alerts when the HVAC system needs maintenance. Users can remotely program these thermostats and some types can even pick up on your family’s habits and modify heating and cooling to keep things comfortable. Your HVAC system is usually the largest energy consumer in your home. With a programmable or smart thermostat, you’ll get superior control of your HVAC system and successfully manage your home's energy usage. Here are some things to look for: It should be able to hold your home’s temperature very near to its setting—the iComfort series thermostats will keep the temperature within 0.5 degree of its setting. The programmable thermostat should know how to direct your heating and cooling based on whether you’re at home or not. Your thermostat should be well-suited with your HVAC system. You need to consider its model and unique things like how many zones you need to control. It should look nice—not like a monstrosity 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 design style, to use as a screensaver. Are you ready to learn even more? Call the technicians at Patterson & Stirling Inc at 814-833-5558 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.