Smart Thermostats

March 28, 2017

If you’re looking for a way to keep your home comfortable and save money at the same time, think about installing a smart thermostat. Smart thermostats have the ability to learn your preferences and schedule. That means they can heat and cool your home when you need it, and decrease the energy being used when you’re not there. You can even interact with them using your smartphone, tablet or computer—making them more accessible and flexible than conventional systems.

The Lennox iComfort® thermostats were created to enhance energy efficiency and give homeowners feedback on energy usage and warnings when the HVAC system needs attention. Some models can learn the patterns within your household and customize heating and cooling to keep things comfortable. All of the models can be programmed remotely.

The greediest energy consumer in your home is usually your HVAC system. A programmable or smart thermostat can help you more effectively monitor your home’s energy consumption. If you’re looking for a smart thermostat, here’s what you should watch for:
  • Compatibility—Your thermostat should easily integrate with your HVAC system. When picking out a thermostat, consider the model and other factors such as how many zones you need to handle.
  • Style—You shouldn’t have an eyesore in the middle of your home. iComfort series thermostats give you the option of upload a personal photo to use as a screensaver. You can pick a photo that matches your decorating style or showcases your family.
  • Scheduling—Your thermostat should be able to manage the temperature in your home based on the times you’re at home or elsewhere.
  • Reliability—A programmable thermostat should have the ability to hold the temperature near your desired setting. The iComfort thermostat keeps the temperature within 0.5 degrees of the programmed setting.

Want to hear more about your options? Call the experts at George Home Services at 570-244-2510 or schedule an appointment online. We’ll answer any questions you have!