Smart Thermostats03/28/2017When it comes to keeping your home warm and saving yourself some money, a smart thermostat is what you need. Today’s smart thermostats take things a few more. They can pick up on your routine and your calendar to heat and cool your house when you require it, and save on energy when you’re not home. They’re tailored and adaptable and you can work with them using your smartphone, tablet or computer. The Lennox iComfort® thermostats contain many beneficial characteristics that go further than the potential of the traditional thermostat, or even a more up-to-date programmable thermostat. They’re intended 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 models can even pick up on your family’s patterns and customize heating and cooling to keep things comfy. Your HVAC system is usually the largest energy consumer in your home. With a programmable or smart thermostat, you’ll receive top control of your HVAC system and effectively oversee your home's energy usage. Here are some things to look for: It should be able to set your home’s temperature very close to its setting—the iComfort series thermostats will keep 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 not. Your thermostat should be well-suited with your HVAC system. You need to take into account 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 selection of uploading a personal photo, like a family portrait or something that complements your ambiance, to use as a screensaver. Are you ready to learn even more? Call the technicians at Bell Air Conditioning Inc. at 254-939-1141 and we’ll answer your questions and show you the choices we can install for you. You can even arrange an appointment with us online.