Smart Thermostats03/28/2017When it comes to keeping your home comfortable and saving yourself some expenses, a smart thermostat is the one for you. Today’s smart thermostats take things one or two steps farther. They can learn your preferences and your schedule to heat and cool your house when you require it, and save on energy when you’re not home. They’re customizable and flexible and you can work with them using your smartphone, tablet or computer. The Lennox iComfort® thermostats provide many beneficial characteristics that go well beyond the capabilities of the traditional thermostat, or even a more modern programmable thermostat. They’re intended to enhance energy efficiency and set up homeowners with feedback on energy usage and alerts when the HVAC system needs maintenance. Users can remotely program these thermostats and some styles can even learn your family’s behaviors and customize 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 top control of your HVAC system and effectively direct your home's energy usage. Here are some things to look for: It should be able to hold your home’s temperature very close to its setting—the iComfort series thermostats will maintain the temperature within 0.5 degree of its setting. The programmable thermostat should know how to direct your heating and cooling based on whether you’re at home or away. 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 work with. It should look good—not like an eyesore in the middle of that living room mantel. iComfort gives you the choice of adding 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 experts at Thornberry Bros Inc at 859-745-1564 and we’ll answer your questions and educate you on the choices we can integrate for you. You can even set up an appointment with us online.