Smart Thermostats03/28/2017When it comes to keeping your home warm and saving yourself some cash, a smart thermostat is what you need. Today’s smart thermostats take things one or two steps beyond. They can learn your preferences and your schedule to heat and cool your house when you need it, and reduce 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 contain many beneficial qualities that go further than the capabilities of the traditional thermostat, or even a more contemporary programmable thermostat. They’re intended to increase energy efficiency and set up homeowners with pointers on energy usage and alerts when the HVAC system needs attention. Users can remotely program these thermostats and some styles can even study your family’s habits and customize heating and cooling to keep things comfortable. Your HVAC system is usually the biggest energy consumer in your home. With a programmable or smart thermostat, you’ll receive superior control of your HVAC system and efficiently oversee your home's energy usage. Here are some things to hunt for: It should be able to keep 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 be ready to operate your heating and cooling dependent on whether you’re at home or not. Your thermostat should be compatible with your HVAC system. You need to consider its model and unique things like how many zones you need to manage. It should look good—not like a monstrosity in the middle of that kitchen wall. iComfort gives you the option of using a personal photo, like a family portrait or something that adds to your décor, to use as a screensaver. Are you ready to learn even more? Call the technicians at Central Air Inc at 503-656-1908 and we’ll answer your questions and educate you on the possibilities we can set up for you. You can even arrange an appointment with us online.