Smart Thermostats03/28/2017When it comes to keeping your home comfortable and saving yourself some expenses, a smart thermostat is your best friend. Today’s smart thermostats take things one or two steps farther. They can pick up on your habits and your calendar to heat and cool your house when you require it, and cut back on energy when you’re not home. They’re customizable and compliant and you can collaborate with them using your smartphone, tablet or computer. The Lennox iComfort® thermostats contain many beneficial features that go past the abilities of the traditional thermostat, or even a more up-to-date programmable thermostat. They’re intended to enhance energy efficiency and provide homeowners with feedback on energy usage and signals when the HVAC system needs care. Users can remotely program these thermostats and some styles can even pick up on your family’s behaviors and customize heating and cooling to keep things comfortable. Your HVAC system is almost always the largest energy consumer in your home. With a programmable or smart thermostat, you’ll receive the highest control of your HVAC system and effectively oversee your home's energy usage. Here are some things to hunt for: It should be able to set 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 centered on whether you’re at home or not. Your thermostat should be well-suited with your HVAC system. You need to think about its model and specific things like how many zones you need to control. It should look pleasant—not like a monstrosity 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 supplements your décor, to use as a screensaver. Are you ready to learn even more? Call the professionals at Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning at 805-688-4018 and we’ll answer your questions and educate you on the options we can set up for you. You can even set up an appointment with us online.