Smart Thermostats03/28/2017When it comes to keeping your home warm and saving yourself some money, a smart thermostat is the one for you. Today’s smart thermostats take things one or two steps beyond. They can pick up on your routine and your schedule to heat and cool your house when you want it, and cut back on energy when you’re not home. They’re customizable and flexible and you can collaborate with them using your smartphone, tablet or computer. The Lennox iComfort® thermostats provide many beneficial qualities that go past the capabilities of the traditional thermostat, or even a more modern programmable thermostat. They’re designed to increase energy efficiency and set up homeowners with pointers on energy usage and alerts when the HVAC system needs attention. Users can remotely program these thermostats and some models can even study your family’s patterns and modify heating and cooling to keep things cozy. Your HVAC system is most likely the largest energy consumer in your home. With a programmable or smart thermostat, you’ll receive superior control of your HVAC system and successfully direct your home's energy usage. Here are some things to hunt for: It should be able to keep your home’s temperature very similar to its setting—the iComfort series thermostats will maintain 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 away. 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 manage. It should look nice—not like a monstrosity in the middle of that kitchen wall. iComfort gives you the choice of using a personal photo, like a family portrait or something that adds to your design style, to use as a screensaver. Are you ready to learn even more? Call the experts at Forster Heating at 530-885-8081 and we’ll answer your questions and educate you on the possibilities we can integrate for you. You can even arrange an appointment with us online.