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 pick up on your habits and your schedule to heat and cool your house when you want it, and cut back 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 contain many beneficial features that go further than the abilities of the traditional thermostat, or even a more contemporary programmable thermostat. They’re intended to increase energy efficiency and provide homeowners with pointers on energy usage and alerts when the HVAC system needs attention. Users can remotely program these thermostats and some models can even learn your family’s habits and tailor heating and cooling to keep things cozy. Your HVAC system is most likely the biggest energy consumer in your home. With a programmable or smart thermostat, you’ll get the highest control of your HVAC system and efficiently manage 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 keep the temperature within 0.5 degree of its setting. The programmable thermostat should be able to operate your heating and cooling dependent 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 special things like how many zones you need to manage. It should look good—not like an eyesore in the middle of that living room mantel. iComfort gives you the selection of adding a personal photo, like a family portrait or something that supplements your ambiance, to use as a screensaver. Are you ready to learn even more? Call the professionals at US Air Heating and Cooling at 803-980-4328 and we’ll answer your questions and educate you on the choices we can set up for you. You can even set up an appointment with us online.