Smart Thermostats03/28/2017When it comes to keeping your home comfortable and saving yourself some expenses, a smart thermostat is what you need. Today’s smart thermostats take things a few more. They can study your preferences and your schedule to heat and cool your house when you require it, and cut back on energy when you’re not home. They’re customizable and flexible and you can interact with them using your smartphone, tablet or computer. The Lennox iComfort® thermostats contain many beneficial features that go well beyond the abilities of the traditional thermostat, or even a more contemporary programmable thermostat. They’re built to increase energy efficiency and offer homeowners with suggestions on energy usage and alerts when the HVAC system needs maintenance. Users can remotely program these thermostats and some models can even pick up on your family’s habits and tailor heating and cooling to keep things comfortable. Your HVAC system is usually the greatest energy consumer in your home. With a programmable or smart thermostat, you’ll gain the highest control of your HVAC system and efficiently oversee your home's energy usage. Here are some things to search for: It should be able to keep your home’s temperature very close to its setting—the iComfort series thermostats will keep the temperature within 0.5 degree of its setting. The programmable thermostat should know how to operate your heating and cooling based on whether you’re at home or absent. Your thermostat should be compatible with your HVAC system. You need to consider its model and specific things like how many zones you need to work with. It should look nice—not like an eyesore in the middle of that gallery 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 professionals at Kowalski Heating & Cooling at 724-745-7404 and we’ll answer your questions and show you the possibilities we can install for you. You can even schedule an appointment with us online.