Smart Thermostats03/28/2017When it comes to keeping your home warm and saving yourself some expenses, a smart thermostat is your best friend. Today’s smart thermostats take things one or two steps beyond. They can learn your routine and your agenda to heat and cool your house when you want it, and reduce energy when you’re not home. They’re tailored and adaptable and you can work with them using your smartphone, tablet or computer. The Lennox iComfort® thermostats provide many beneficial qualities that go well beyond the potential of the traditional thermostat, or even a more modern programmable thermostat. They’re built to improve energy efficiency and set up homeowners with suggestions on energy usage and signals when the HVAC system needs attention. Users can remotely program these thermostats and some models can even pick up on your family’s behaviors and tailor 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 receive the highest control of your HVAC system and efficiently manage your home's energy usage. Here are some things to search for: It should be able to keep 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 be ready to manage your heating and cooling dependent on whether you’re at home or not. Your thermostat should be well-suited with your HVAC system. You need to take into account its model and specific things like how many zones you need to manage. It should look nice—not like a monstrosity in the middle of that living room mantel. iComfort gives you the selection of using 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 experts at Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. at 803-796-9172 and we’ll answer your questions and demonstrate the possibilities we can set up for you. You can even schedule an appointment with us online.