Smart Thermostats03/28/2017When it comes to keeping your home warm and saving yourself some cash, a smart thermostat is what you need. Today’s smart thermostats take things a couple more. They can study your habits and your calendar to heat and cool your house when you want it, and save on energy when you’re not home. They’re specially made and adaptable and you can work with them using your smartphone, tablet or computer. The Lennox iComfort® thermostats contain many beneficial characteristics that go past the capabilities of the traditional thermostat, or even a more contemporary programmable thermostat. They’re designed to enhance energy efficiency and set up homeowners with suggestions on energy usage and signals when the HVAC system needs maintenance. Users can remotely program these thermostats and some types can even pick up on your family’s patterns and modify heating and cooling to keep things comfy. Your HVAC system is usually the greatest energy consumer in your home. With a programmable or smart thermostat, you’ll receive superior control of your HVAC system and effectively direct your home's energy usage. Here are some things to look for: It should be able to keep your home’s temperature very close to its setting—the iComfort series thermostats will set the temperature within 0.5 degree of its setting. The programmable thermostat should know how to manage your heating and cooling dependent on whether you’re at home or absent. Your thermostat should be fitting with your HVAC system. You need to consider its model and unique things like how many zones you need to manage. It should look good—not like a monstrosity in the middle of that kitchen wall. iComfort gives you the option of adding a personal photo, like a family portrait or something that adds to your décor, to use as a screensaver. Are you ready to learn even more? Call the professionals at Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning at 209-368-0556 and we’ll answer your questions and show you the options we can install for you. You can even set up an appointment with us online.