Smart Thermostats Posted March 28, 2017 If you’re looking for a way to keep your home comfortable and save on your utilities at the same time, think about installing a smart thermostat. Smart thermostats can learn your preferences and schedule. That means they can heat and cool your space when you need it, and decrease 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 responsive than typical systems. The Lennox iComfort® thermostats were created to improve energy efficiency and give homeowners feedback on energy usage and warnings when the HVAC system needs attention. Some models can learn the patterns within your household and tailor your heating and cooling to keep things comfortable. All of the models can be set up remotely. The biggest energy consumer in your home is generally your HVAC system. A programmable or smart thermostat can help you more effectively control your home’s energy usage. 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 selecting a thermostat, think about the model and other factors such as how many zones you need to manage. Style—You don’t want 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 pick a photo that matches your decorating style or showcases your family. Scheduling—Your thermostat should be able to change the temperature in your home based on the times you’re at home or away. Reliability—A programmable thermostat should have the capability 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 learn more about your options? Call the experts at Summit Air Conditioning Inc at 561-404-4520 or schedule an appointment online. We’ll answer any questions you have!