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 a couple beyond. They can learn 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 specially made 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 modern programmable thermostat. They’re intended 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 types can even learn your family’s patterns and modify heating and cooling to keep things comfortable. Your HVAC system is usually the largest energy consumer in your home. With a programmable or smart thermostat, you’ll get top control of your HVAC system and successfully direct 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 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 not. Your thermostat should be fitting with your HVAC system. You need to take into account its model and unique things like how many zones you need to control. It should look nice—not like a monstrosity in the middle of that kitchen wall. iComfort gives you the choice of using a personal photo, like a family portrait or something that adds to your design style, to use as a screensaver. Are you ready to learn even more? Call the experts at Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. at 559-675-1681 and we’ll answer your questions and show you the possibilities we can install for you. You can even arrange an appointment with us online.