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 pick up on your habits and your agenda to heat and cool your house when you want it, and cut back 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 provide many beneficial characteristics that go further than 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 study your family’s behaviors and tailor heating and cooling to keep things comfortable. Your HVAC system is most likely the biggest energy consumer in your home. With a programmable or smart thermostat, you’ll get the highest control of your HVAC system and effectively oversee your home's energy usage. Here are some things to hunt for: It should be able to hold your home’s temperature very close to its setting—the iComfort series thermostats will maintain the temperature within 0.5 degree of its setting. The programmable thermostat should be able to manage your heating and cooling dependent on whether you’re at home or away. Your thermostat should be compatible with your HVAC system. You need to consider its model and unique things like how many zones you need to work with. It should look good—not like a blemish in the middle of that gallery wall. iComfort gives you the selection of uploading a personal photo, like a family portrait or something that complements your décor, to use as a screensaver. Are you ready to learn even more? Call the experts at B & G HVAC at 641-752-3429 and we’ll answer your questions and educate you on the options we can install for you. You can even schedule an appointment with us online.