Smart Thermostats03/28/2017When it comes to keeping your home warm and saving yourself some cash, a smart thermostat is the one for you. Today’s smart thermostats take things one or two steps more. They can learn your routine and your agenda to heat and cool your house when you need it, and cut back on energy when you’re not home. They’re specially made and flexible and you can collaborate with them using your smartphone, tablet or computer. The Lennox iComfort® thermostats provide many beneficial characteristics that go further than the capabilities of the traditional thermostat, or even a more contemporary programmable thermostat. They’re built to increase energy efficiency and offer 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 pick up on your family’s behaviors and modify heating and cooling to keep things cozy. Your HVAC system is almost always the greatest energy consumer in your home. With a programmable or smart thermostat, you’ll gain the highest control of your HVAC system and effectively oversee your home's energy usage. Here are some things to search for: It should be able to hold your home’s temperature very near to its setting—the iComfort series thermostats will maintain the temperature within 0.5 degree of its setting. The programmable thermostat should be ready to operate your heating and cooling based on whether you’re at home or away. Your thermostat should be well-suited with your HVAC system. You need to consider its model and specific things like how many zones you need to work with. It should look nice—not like an eyesore in the middle of that gallery wall. iComfort gives you the choice of using a personal photo, like a family portrait or something that adds to your design style, to use as a screensaver. Are you ready to learn even more? Call the professionals at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning at 760-784-9034 and we’ll answer your questions and demonstrate the possibilities we can set up for you. You can even arrange an appointment with us online.