Smart Thermostats

March 28, 2017

If you’re looking for a way to keep your home comfortable and save on your utilities at the same time, think about installing a smart thermostat. Smart thermostats have the ability to learn your preferences and schedule. That means they can heat and cool your house when you need it, and decrease the energy being used when you’re not around. You can even interact with them using your smartphone, tablet or computer—making them more accessible and responsive than typical systems.

The Lennox iComfort® thermostats were built to improve energy efficiency and offer homeowners feedback on energy usage and warnings when the HVAC system needs maintenance or repairs. Some models can learn the patterns within your household and customize heating and cooling to keep things comfortable. All of the models can be programmed remotely.

The largest energy consumer in your home is usually your HVAC system. A programmable or smart thermostat can help you more effectively control your home’s energy usage. If you’re looking for a smart thermostat, here’s what you should watch for:
  • Compatibility—Your thermostat should easily work with your HVAC system. When choosing a thermostat, consider the model and other factors such as how many zones you need to manage.
  • Style—You shouldn’t have an eyesore in the middle of your home. iComfort series thermostats give you the opportunity to upload a personal photo to use as a screensaver. You can choose a background that matches your decorating style or showcases your family.
  • Scheduling—Your thermostat should be able to change the temperature in your home based on the times you’re at home or away.
  • Reliability—It should have the ability to hold the temperature close to your desired setting. The iComfort thermostat keeps the temperature within 0.5 degrees of the programmed setting.

Want to see more about your options? Call the experts at Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling, Inc at 740-474-5940 or schedule an appointment online. We’ll answer every question you have!