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 few more. They can learn your preferences and your calendar to heat and cool your house when you need it, and save 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 features that go past the abilities of the traditional thermostat, or even a more modern programmable thermostat. They’re intended to enhance energy efficiency and set up homeowners with feedback on energy usage and signals when the HVAC system needs care. Users can remotely program these thermostats and some types can even study your family’s patterns and customize heating and cooling to keep things cozy. Your HVAC system is usually the largest energy consumer in your home. With a programmable or smart thermostat, you’ll gain superior control of your HVAC system and successfully oversee your home's energy usage. Here are some things to look for: It should be able to set 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 away. Your thermostat should be well-suited with your HVAC system. You need to take into account its model and special things like how many zones you need to control. It should look nice—not like a blemish in the middle of that living room mantel. iComfort gives you the selection of adding a personal photo, like a family portrait or something that complements your ambiance, to use as a screensaver. Are you ready to learn even more? Call the experts at Knoechel Heating Company at 724-452-6280 and we’ll answer your questions and educate you on the options we can set up for you. You can even schedule an appointment with us online.