Smart Thermostats03/28/2017When it comes to keeping your home warm and saving yourself some money, a smart thermostat is your best friend. Today’s smart thermostats take things one or two steps more. They can study your habits and your agenda to heat and cool your house when you want it, and reduce energy when you’re not home. They’re customizable and adaptable and you can interact with them using your smartphone, tablet or computer. The Lennox iComfort® thermostats provide many beneficial characteristics that go well beyond the abilities of the traditional thermostat, or even a more contemporary programmable thermostat. They’re designed to improve energy efficiency and set up homeowners with pointers on energy usage and warnings 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 tailor heating and cooling to keep things comfortable. Your HVAC system is most likely the greatest energy consumer in your home. With a programmable or smart thermostat, you’ll gain the highest control of your HVAC system and effectively manage your home's energy usage. Here are some things to look for: It should be able to set your home’s temperature very similar to its setting—the iComfort series thermostats will set the temperature within 0.5 degree of its setting. The programmable thermostat should be ready to operate 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 special things like how many zones you need to work with. 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 design style, to use as a screensaver. Are you ready to learn even more? Call the technicians at Anderson Heating & A/C at 775-230-7628 and we’ll answer your questions and show you the choices we can integrate for you. You can even arrange an appointment with us online.