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 farther. They can pick up on your habits and your calendar to heat and cool your house when you want it, and reduce energy when you’re not home. They’re tailored 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 capabilities of the traditional thermostat, or even a more modern programmable thermostat. They’re designed to improve energy efficiency and offer 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 learn your family’s patterns and tailor heating and cooling to keep things cozy. Your HVAC system is almost always the largest energy consumer in your home. With a programmable or smart thermostat, you’ll get the highest control of your HVAC system and efficiently oversee your home's energy usage. Here are some things to look for: It should be able to hold your home’s temperature very near to its setting—the iComfort series thermostats will set 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 compatible with your HVAC system. You need to think about its model and unique things like how many zones you need to manage. It should look pleasant—not like a monstrosity in the middle of that living room mantel. iComfort gives you the option of adding a personal photo, like a family portrait or something that supplements your décor, to use as a screensaver. Are you ready to learn even more? Call the professionals at Pinnacle HVAC LLC at 708-301-0170 and we’ll answer your questions and demonstrate the choices we can install for you. You can even schedule an appointment with us online.