Smart Thermostats03/28/2017When it comes to keeping your home comfortable and saving yourself some expenses, a smart thermostat is your best friend. Today’s smart thermostats take things one or two steps more. They can pick up on your preferences and your calendar to heat and cool your house when you require it, and save on energy when you’re not home. They’re specially made and compliant and you can work with them using your smartphone, tablet or computer. The Lennox iComfort® thermostats contain many beneficial qualities that go well beyond the capabilities of the traditional thermostat, or even a more up-to-date programmable thermostat. They’re intended to increase energy efficiency and offer homeowners with feedback on energy usage and alerts when the HVAC system needs maintenance. Users can remotely program these thermostats and some styles can even study your family’s habits and modify heating and cooling to keep things cozy. Your HVAC system is most likely the biggest energy consumer in your home. With a programmable or smart thermostat, you’ll receive superior control of your HVAC system and efficiently direct 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 set the temperature within 0.5 degree of its setting. The programmable thermostat should be able to operate your heating and cooling based on whether you’re at home or not. Your thermostat should be fitting with your HVAC system. You need to consider its model and special things like how many zones you need to control. It should look good—not like a blemish in the middle of that living room mantel. iComfort gives you the selection of uploading a personal photo, like a family portrait or something that supplements your ambiance, to use as a screensaver. Are you ready to learn even more? Call the experts at Clean Air HVAC at 925-689-7017 and we’ll answer your questions and educate you on the options we can set up for you. You can even set up an appointment with us online.