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 preferences and your schedule to heat and cool your house when you want it, and reduce energy when you’re not home. They’re tailored and adaptable and you can interact with them using your smartphone, tablet or computer. The Lennox iComfort® thermostats contain many beneficial features that go well beyond the potential of the traditional thermostat, or even a more up-to-date programmable thermostat. They’re designed to increase energy efficiency and offer homeowners with suggestions on energy usage and signals when the HVAC system needs maintenance. Users can remotely program these thermostats and some styles can even study your family’s habits and tailor 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 gain top control of your HVAC system and efficiently oversee 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 keep the temperature within 0.5 degree of its setting. The programmable thermostat should know how to direct your heating and cooling dependent on whether you’re at home or absent. Your thermostat should be well-suited with your HVAC system. You need to consider its model and specific things like how many zones you need to manage. It should look pleasant—not like an eyesore in the middle of that gallery wall. iComfort gives you the choice of uploading a personal photo, like a family portrait or something that supplements your ambiance, to use as a screensaver. Are you ready to learn even more? Call the technicians at Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. at 256-574-1300 and we’ll answer your questions and show you the possibilities we can install for you. You can even arrange an appointment with us online.