Smart Thermostats03/28/2017When it comes to keeping your home comfortable and saving yourself some money, a smart thermostat is your best friend. Today’s smart thermostats take things one or two steps farther. They can learn your preferences and your calendar to heat and cool your house when you want it, and save on energy when you’re not home. They’re customizable and compliant and you can work with them using your smartphone, tablet or computer. The Lennox iComfort® thermostats provide many beneficial characteristics that go well beyond the potential of the traditional thermostat, or even a more up-to-date programmable thermostat. They’re designed to enhance 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 styles can even learn your family’s behaviors and modify heating and cooling to keep things cozy. Your HVAC system is most likely the greatest energy consumer in your home. With a programmable or smart thermostat, you’ll get superior control of your HVAC system and successfully manage your home's energy usage. Here are some things to search for: It should be able to set 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 know how to manage your heating and cooling based on whether you’re at home or away. Your thermostat should be compatible with your HVAC system. You need to consider its model and specific 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 choice of using a personal photo, like a family portrait or something that adds to your décor, to use as a screensaver. Are you ready to learn even more? Call the professionals at Davis Heating & Air Conditioning at 540-483-5605 and we’ll answer your questions and show you the options we can install for you. You can even schedule an appointment with us online.