Smart Thermostats03/28/2017When it comes to keeping your home warm and saving yourself some expenses, a smart thermostat is your best friend. Today’s smart thermostats take things one or two steps farther. They can pick up on your routine and your schedule to heat and cool your house when you need it, and reduce energy when you’re not home. They’re customizable and flexible and you can work with them using your smartphone, tablet or computer. The Lennox iComfort® thermostats provide many beneficial qualities that go well beyond the abilities of the traditional thermostat, or even a more modern programmable thermostat. They’re intended to enhance energy efficiency and offer homeowners with pointers on energy usage and warnings when the HVAC system needs care. Users can remotely program these thermostats and some styles can even pick up on your family’s behaviors and modify heating and cooling to keep things cozy. Your HVAC system is almost always the biggest energy consumer in your home. With a programmable or smart thermostat, you’ll get top control of your HVAC system and efficiently direct your home's energy usage. Here are some things to search for: It should be able to hold your home’s temperature very near to its setting—the iComfort series thermostats will set the temperature within 0.5 degree of its setting. The programmable thermostat should be able to direct your heating and cooling based 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 special things like how many zones you need to work with. It should look nice—not like a blemish in the middle of that gallery wall. iComfort gives you the option of adding 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 experts at B & B Heating & Cooling at 314-838-9800 and we’ll answer your questions and demonstrate the possibilities we can integrate for you. You can even schedule an appointment with us online.