Smart Thermostats03/28/2017When it comes to keeping your home comfortable and saving yourself some money, a smart thermostat is your best friend. Today’s smart thermostats take things a few more. They can study your routine and your schedule to heat and cool your house when you want it, and reduce energy when you’re not home. They’re specially made and adaptable and you can collaborate with them using your smartphone, tablet or computer. The Lennox iComfort® thermostats contain many beneficial features that go well beyond the potential of the traditional thermostat, or even a more up-to-date programmable thermostat. They’re built to increase energy efficiency and set up homeowners with pointers on energy usage and alerts when the HVAC system needs care. Users can remotely program these thermostats and some styles can even pick up on your family’s patterns and modify heating and cooling to keep things cozy. Your HVAC system is almost always the biggest energy consumer in your home. With a programmable or smart thermostat, you’ll receive superior control of your HVAC system and effectively manage your home's energy usage. Here are some things to hunt for: It should be able to hold your home’s temperature very near to its setting—the iComfort series thermostats will maintain the temperature within 0.5 degree of its setting. The programmable thermostat should be able to direct your heating and cooling based on whether you’re at home or absent. Your thermostat should be well-suited with your HVAC system. You need to take into account its model and specific things like how many zones you need to manage. It should look pleasant—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 complements your ambiance, to use as a screensaver. Are you ready to learn even more? Call the technicians at Mitchell Heating at 719-596-6677 and we’ll answer your questions and educate you on the choices we can integrate for you. You can even schedule an appointment with us online.