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 habits 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 work with them using your smartphone, tablet or computer. The Lennox iComfort® thermostats include many beneficial characteristics that go past the abilities of the traditional thermostat, or even a more contemporary programmable thermostat. They’re designed to improve energy efficiency and offer homeowners with suggestions on energy usage and warnings when the HVAC system needs maintenance. Users can remotely program these thermostats and some styles can even learn your family’s patterns and modify heating and cooling to keep things comfy. 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 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 able to direct your heating and cooling dependent on whether you’re at home or not. Your thermostat should be compatible with your HVAC system. You need to consider its model and unique things like how many zones you need to control. It should look pleasant—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 complements your design style, to use as a screensaver. Are you ready to learn even more? Call the technicians at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc at 815-768-6656 and we’ll answer your questions and demonstrate the possibilities we can install for you. You can even set up an appointment with us online.