Smart Thermostats03/28/2017When it comes to keeping your home comfortable and saving yourself some expenses, a smart thermostat is what you need. Today’s smart thermostats take things a couple farther. They can study 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 customizable and adaptable and you can collaborate with them using your smartphone, tablet or computer. The Lennox iComfort® thermostats include many beneficial features that go further than the capabilities of the traditional thermostat, or even a more up-to-date programmable thermostat. They’re built to enhance energy efficiency and offer homeowners with pointers on energy usage and signals when the HVAC system needs care. Users can remotely program these thermostats and some types can even pick up on your family’s behaviors and tailor heating and cooling to keep things comfy. Your HVAC system is almost always the biggest energy consumer in your home. With a programmable or smart thermostat, you’ll get superior control of your HVAC system and effectively oversee your home's energy usage. Here are some things to look for: It should be able to hold your home’s temperature very close 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 operate 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 control. It should look nice—not like an eyesore in the middle of that kitchen 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 O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning at 610-626-2540 and we’ll answer your questions and demonstrate the options we can set up for you. You can even schedule an appointment with us online.