Smart Thermostats

March 28, 2017

If you’re on the lookout for a way to keep your home comfortable and save money at the same time, look at installing a smart thermostat. Smart thermostats can learn your preferences and schedule. That means they can heat and cool your house when you need it, and reduce the energy being used when you’re not home. You can even interact with them using your smartphone, tablet or computer—making them more accessible and flexible than typical systems.

The Lennox iComfort® thermostats were created to enhance energy efficiency and give homeowners feedback on energy usage and warnings when the HVAC system needs maintenance or repairs. Some models can learn the patterns within your household and customize heating and cooling to keep things comfortable. All of the models can be managed remotely.

The largest energy consumer in your home is most often your HVAC system. A programmable or smart thermostat can help you more effectively monitor your home’s energy utilization. If you’re looking for a smart thermostat, here’s what you should watch for:
  • Compatibility—Your thermostat should be compatible with your HVAC system. When choosing a thermostat, think about the model and other factors such as how many zones you need to control.
  • Style—You shouldn’t have an eyesore in the middle of your home. iComfort series thermostats give you the option of upload a personal photo to use as a screensaver. You can select an image that matches your decorating style or showcases your family.
  • Scheduling—Your thermostat should be able to control the temperature in your home based on the times you’re at home or away.
  • Reliability—A programmable thermostat should have the capacity to hold the temperature right by your desired setting. The iComfort thermostat keeps the temperature within 0.5 degrees of the programmed setting.

Want to see more about your options? Call the experts at Lanz Furnace and Fireplace at 608-291-3606 or schedule an appointment online. We’ll answer every question you have!